We have been out 4 nights out of the last week on the bikes, Daddy with Elliot in tow and Mummy with Oliver in tow. We have (OK so Simon has) spent a small fortune on the cycling paraphernalia such as water bottles, bags, puncture repair kits, shorts, shirts etc. A lot of this is essential stuff such as puncture stuff, but it all mounts up unfortunately. Simon has realised that with having 6 bikes in the household, we also need to keep on top of the maintenance and this includes stuff such as chain cleaning and oiling – don’t think he ever did this with bikes as he was growing up – funny how when you buy it with your own green, taking care of it seems so much more important 🙂
Anyway, tonight was just a winner – we cycled just short of 5 miles from home into downtown Campbell, stopped for dinner in a Tex Mex type restaurant (sat at a table outside in the shade of a beautiful day watching the world and his dog go by), then cycled towards home via one of the parks near home (Houge Park) for the boys to play in the dirt (that’s right they had no interest in the swings etc – just the dirt) before heading home for bath before bed. All in all, a great evening and dinner cost just $30 – result 🙂
Simon has been out on Barbara 3 times now, and is finding the steep inclines to get to the top of the trail torturous. The exhilaration of heading back down apparently is great, but there is just a tad too much pain in getting to the top. Suck it up buddy until your fitness is up to it 🙂
Finally, Elliot and Oliver have decided that it would be good for them to share a bedroom – we will be moving Olly’s bed into Elly’s room and taking one of the sides off in the next couple of weeks – handy for when Kerrie is here in a few weeks. Guess we will find out soon if they just mess around….