This was our first weekend with the Xtracycle in the family. Needless to say, it was a good one. With summer temps in full force, our days were spent riding and playing on the slip-n-slide.
There's a reason this blog is titled "family//bike//words." I love my family and I love riding my bikes. I'm the opposite of most riders. I really don't do much riding on the weekends. I need the time with my wife and kids... and they need it, too. So when I'm "home" for the weekend, I try to be home.
So the collision of family and bike, thanks to Xtracycle, has been a huge game changer. I've never been able to include all three kids on a ride. And because of that, Angie has had to stay home with the baby. But that's all changed.
Angie (on her Kona) and I hit the streets for the first time with every kid in tow. We got ice cream, went to the library and did some cruising, just for the sake of good times.
It was a great weekend. Thanks, Xtracycle.
Get out there... and if you can, take your kids with you.