I recently realized that it's been over a year since we've owned a car. Go us!
Here I am trying out a Madsen about a month before Linda was born:
For a few weeks of our carfree time, we were borrowing a vehicle and very recently we borrowed a minivan from a friend who was going out of town and didn't want to pay to leave their car at the airport for 10 days. Having the vehicle was useful, but being in traffic at Petaluma made me exclaim, "Now this is why we don't have a car!"
Yesterday I biked 8.3 miles with the kids. Tonight I have to go grocery shopping (I'm going to do that kid-free). Most of our errands are biking. I'm loving that. My legs feel strong and biking makes me happy.
Yesterday I was thinking about how a year ago, I was pregnant and biking 2 kids in a trailer while on a one speed. What the heck was I thinking? Well, I was thinking, "This is biking, how hard can it be?" I wonder if after I get the assist on, if I'll look back and think, "90 pounds of kids without an assist? What was I thinking?" Really, I'm thinking, "It's biking, how hard can it be?"
We've had a couple of flat tires in this past year. And I think the de-railer needs adjusting on the Madsen. I'd really love to decorate the bike more, get a sound system, and add some glowing bits.
Sound system-wise I'm thinking Boombotix. We probably only "need" the basic one, but how great would it be to have the subwoofer? Gotta compete with the bassed-out cars here in Oakland, you know.
Anyway, we did a year! Let's do another!