We’ve rolled out first few family rides if 2016. Ava is on a new, larger 24″ ‘mountain’ bike. She will be taking a Little Bellas camp at Catamount this year.
Both girls have been asking about Silver Lake camping and a bike trip. Ava wants to carry her own gear – she’s been eying a rack and my old panniers for her new bike. I’m excited for both of those ideas.
The 4 year old is wanting to ride more, so we ventured to the park this weekend for practice. She made it most of the way… and we cargo carried her bike for a short stretch. Then she rode the whole way home.
We’ll be starting our ride into school after the spring break, and I’ll be sad when our camp / school rides end next year as both girls will be at school about ~12+ miles away from home (unless dad gets into monster shape!)
I did a modified version of a local covered bridge loop here near Burlington, opting to park near the bridges and eliminate most of the busy pavement back and forth from home. ~26 miles, lots of dirt, and the longest ride I’ve done on any bike since… last fall?
The Roscoe (Sequin) Covered Bridge:
I ventured underneath to get a peak at the structure:
The Lewis Creek (Quinlan) Covered Bridge:
I saw quite a few folks fly fishing:
Holmes Creek Covered Bridge:
No snow, but 37dF and raining when I left the car. Post holiday overnight to Silver Lake in GMNF. Walk in, in the rain. Setup camp, eat dinner, sleep. Walk out. I was at my desk working by 9:30am.
A bit cold, I pitched the BD Mega in a breezy spot. Wind howled overnight, so I blockaded myself in with my pack and camp chair. Had a fitful sleep, but it was wonderful to be outside under a nearly full moon, in the woods, completely alone.