Monday, July 07, 2008

I Miss Biking Already

Since Mackenzie broke his arm on Friday, I am already feeling the additional pain of not being able to bike places with the kids. I know a lot of folks feel like biking is maybe a difficult way to get around town (especially with kids), but once you get used to it, you start taking for granted that you won't have to find parking, pay for parking, get caught in traffic, and that you'll be out in the fresh air and sunshine having fun along the way. I personally find driving kind of stressful.

On Sunday, we wanted to go to the library, but of course we can't bike, and the bus that runs to our end of town doesn't even run on Sunday (all of a sudden, I also can really sympathize with those not mobile enough to ride a bike who use the bus system for transport). I also would've liked to go down to the Olympic Trials in town, but was counting again on biking there with the kids. You can't find parking within a million miles, and it's a huge hassle to try to drive there.

While I'll still be able to ride myself to wherever I need to go personally, I will really miss biking with the kids this summer. And I know Mackenzie will miss both biking and swimming, it's a bummer of a time to break one's arm.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hello,

I've been reading your blog for awhile now, and thought you might be interested in this - http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/mag/3134/

Orion Magazine is looking for photos of bicycle commuting for an upcoming article, and your biking post just made me think of it.

You sound like a fascinating person, by the way. I'm an unschooler, also interested in urban farming and sustainability. I'm new to blogs and such, but I just started one - unschoolinglife.wordpress.com. Check it out if you'd like!

Cheers,
Julie