Sunday, June 26, 2011

steppin' out for a family bike ride.

we finally put parker's birthday present to use yesterday.  we got him a bike trailer & it's only taken us two months to get out for a ride {i blame weather & being out of town... definitely NOT laziness}.

we went on a little 15 mile ride & it was pretty much perfect.  parker dug the trailer & the weather was gorgeous.  we rode to a random town out in the boonies, bought some cookies from a shady cookie store & rode back.

nothing like buying treats during a work out to completely undo your workout... am i right?

here are the highlights {all pics taken with my iPhone}.



yup.  sam definitely wears basketball shorts over his bike shorts.  guess he's not worried about all that extra wind resistance.


p-ray just hanging out in the trailer... "oh hey mom.  what's up?"  : : : wave : : :


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so yeah... a little unconventional with the outfit.  but hey, it's what i wore today.

sidenote:  i freakin' love my bike.  this was the first ride i've gone on since before i found out i was pregnant & i'm pretty excited about it.  before i found out i was pregnant i was training for a triathlon & was riding 50-60 miles a week.  as soon as i knew i was bakin' a baby i gave it up.  i was afraid of falling {which happens occasionally since my cycling shoes clip into the pedals} & it wasn't worth the risk.

wanna know why i didn't ride last summer?  i'll be honest.  i had just had a baby & i wasn't going anywhere near my spandex-filled-cycling-wardrobe.  trust me, that was a good choice.

this summer?  i'm still not looking quite the same in spandex, but i think i'll explore the love affair with my bike nonetheless.



this is the part where we ate cookies.  chocolate with chocolate frosting for sam, peanut butter with chocolate frosting for me.  parker even got a couple bites, but only because he signed "please." {third picture}

how can you say no to that??  you can't.



i was kinda blown away the whole time about how gorgeous the day was & how picturesque our surroundings were.  i may or may not have insisted on stopping here to "moo" at the cows.  it just seemed right.



and there it is.  our first of many bike rides with parker's very own bike trailer.  it was a total success.  see?  that kid's face is just screaming "let's go again"... right?

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33 comments:

  1. this is so cool! i'm so jealous! i'd love to get a bike.

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  2. Okay, first you look awesome in spandex! ;) What a fun day! We've been wanting to get nice bikes and a couple of those cart things...but now our kiddos are 7 and 4 so we may be too far beyond that by now!

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  3. This is so fun! And like I already said....dang girl you're ripped. Looking good! All your hard work pays off! :)

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  4. AWESOME! We've already been discussing trailer/seat/whatever options for biking when we have kids, so we can have days like this! Looks like a blast.

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  5. How fun! I really want to get one of those trailer things for my daughter. Oh and by the way, you look amazing in spandex! I need to get my butt in shape after looking at your photos. :)

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  6. oh whatever girl. you can totally rock the spandex right now. looks like you guys had fun!

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  7. looks like a good time! henry mostly hates being in the trailer but i think it's because of the helmet. i hope he starts liking it soon because family bike rides are so much fun!

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  8. Love it! My hubby has been dying to go biking as a family. Except, I kinda need a bike. Ha ha.

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  9. How fun. Look at you skinny mini!! :) Looks like a great day.

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  10. That's great! Parker does look so happy in his ride and you look smokin Amy! Skinny minny!!!
    Love the scenery. Miss Washington. Love you!

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  11. I'm so glad that you got out on your bike on such a beautiful day and that Parker enjoyed the trailer (and the cookies)!

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  12. looks like the PERFECT bday present put to good use! :) ps..... I hope one day I look as good in spandex as you :)

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  13. What a fun trip! How do you like that bike trailer? I've been shopping for one and didn't want to spend the money on a chariot.

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  14. I am so jealous of how good you look. Cute pics!

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  15. You look amazing!! We LOVE riding our bikes together as a family, great exercise and great family time, too. I haven't gotten on mine since baby #2 but seeing this really inspired me!

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  16. My husband and I love to bike. I really want to get one of those baby buggies! How fun.

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  17. How fun! Takes me back to the various bike rides i did with each of you girls! Great times!!! :D

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  18. Those things don't crash? I feel like they wouldn't be very safe to haul babies in.

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  19. This looks like such a fun day! We got a bike trailer for Christmas and haven't used it yet either. Our excuse is that the baby was too small then and it was cold. Now that he's one and it's summer, we don't really have any more excuses. Seeing you guys really makes me want to hook it up!

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  20. My husband wants one of those for Christian! He loves to bike ride, so that would be great to haul kiddo around in...or our lhasa apso Costello...he's a pretty lazy dog.

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  21. a lil 15 mile ride? i dont consider that little lol and p-ray looks like he enjoyed the entire thing!

    [sweet life of a southern wife]

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  22. LOVE these! &yes I am so excited to have her around :)

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  23. Super cute Nike top! I love it. And I totally hope I look that good in Spandex after having a baby. Keep rockin' it!

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  24. Bike riding is seriously one of Little t's favourite activities! He sees his helmet and then the signing please and screetching starts. But he laughs and talks the whole bike ride, so i think it's worth it!

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  25. Yay!! I'm so glad you guys finally got to go out with the trailer!!

    I did the same thing - bought a new bike fall of '09 and then never rode it all last summer because I was too tired and too this and too that LOL

    At first I was like "Dang, a 15 mile ride on your first time out?!" and felt all bad about me wanting to die after a 5 mile ride then I saw your triathlon comment. Whew, off the hook.

    Random creepy cookie store = AWESOME!

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  26. Even your iPhone pics are amazing!!

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  28. Glad you got back on the bike! Your hard work totally paid off because you look fab!

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  29. How do you like so cute in a bike helmet? No matter what I do with my hair, I look like a complete idiot in my helmet!

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  30. That look so much fun. My babes would love that.

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  31. this is inspiring me to dust of my bike thats been sitting in our shed for FAR too long. you are adorable in all your spandex glory. seriously, you should be a bike clothes model! talk to me about why you chose the trailer and not the seat on the back of your bike though...

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  32. What kind of bike do you have?

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