While in Aspen, my family did its first family bike ride! We aren’t really a cycling family. My dad bikes at home, my mom definitely doesn’t, and my sister is better than me, but Jeffrey and I don’t own bikes in Houston. I am actually scared of the bicycle since I don’t practice. I rode once three years ago in Kiawah Island, SC with my sister and it was just as scary then. Braking and turning aren’t my specialty.
However, I did great! No falls, had fun, great views. Most importantly, didn’t fall off cliff or run into people!
Here are some pictures from our ride. We think it was about 15 miles through town and onto a trail along a river of roaring rapids.
It was a lot of fun! But I’m not itching to buy a bike. Hot, humid city life isn’t a good place to ride, but at least I know how! It was even a gear shift bike.
Jeffrey held the camera and biked and photographed. I just held on and said “whoa” a lot.
The temperatures were perfect. Cool in the shade, hot in the sun. Got a lovely racerback tan on my back and on my arms.
Glad I have more confidence. It was a great way to see the area faster than foot in areas you can’t see by car. I hope to continue a biking hobby on vacations in nice weather.
It would be nice to live in a small town and bike around, but that’s not happening for us!
That water is cold! 45 degrees we heard.