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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Family bike ride (Garden of the Gods)

Now that Maddie has graduated from her bike training wheels, we have been planning some bike rides that the whole family can do and about two Saturdays ago we went to our first one at Garden of the Gods. Here's how our trip went....
I let Mitch pick the location and he had found a multi use trail close to the front of the park. Here's Maddie goofing around while we take down the bikes from the truck. That face is not a mistake, she was really making that silly look infront of the camera. What a ham!

I handed the camera to Mitch so I have an evidence that I was part of this activity too. As you can see with our outfits, it was a bit nippy that day.

That bike ride didn't last for very long because as we continued through the trail, we found that it's more for mountain bikes and not for bike riders like me and the kids. We abandoned that trail and headed back to the truck. Mitch went through the trail by himself while the kids and I ate some of our packed lunch. He came back after a while and said that that trail wasn't for us. After he ate his lunch, we headed out of the park to the visitor's center so we can get a map and study the trails better.

While at the visitor's center, we took the opportunity to take a photo with the marvelous Garden of the Gods in the background.

After our trip to the center, we headed down a paved trail alonside the park. This trail proved to be a better fit for us, although there were still spots that were uphill.  The kids loved it when they were going downhill though. Note to self: make sure I make the kids wear a helmet, just to be on the safe side. I have some high risk adventurers in my family.

And that's how our first ride (after Maddie's graduation to training wheels) went. What do you like to do with your family outdoors?

Till next time,

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