Monday, September 27, 2010


A couple weeks ago we had a "bike" day. We used S.O.S pads to get all the rust off the wheels, we greased the chains, tightened the brakes, blew up all the tires. (Sadly, I SOS'ed the Schwinn Twinn logo off of our tandem...I almost cried.) The result?  A new family tradition: Saturday morning bike rides! Our bodies automatically get up so early now with our 4:30AM seminary alarm, we figured rather than laying in bed wishing we wouldn't automatically wake up at 5AM, we could make use of the extra time.

We have been so used to simply cruising on our tandem, we decided it was time to get some real exercise. We both switched to our ten speeds for the time being.  It took me a full hour to get used to riding a ten speed. I've been a cruiser for the past four years, so it was a bit of an adjustment. I had an itch on my face for the first two miles of our initial ride, but was too scared I'd wobble off the road, I left it. 

Anyway, we love our new tradition. Saturday morning sunrises with Cree are the bees knees.


  1. oh my gosh, robbie SOSed the badge off of my schwinn varsity. not all the way but enough for me to screech a little when i saw the damage.

  2. Did you see the schwinn tandem Ryan got me for Christmas? Pretty sweet. Needs new tires, so no riding yet. Would love to ride along side you guys for a parade.