|hydrating @ philadelphia art museum|
So what did we do this past weekend via bike? We only spent one of our two days on bike the other we took the car out to Valley Forge to let the squid run around in the land of fields. Got to give the city kid some country! Saturday we woke up ate breakfast and planned to head to Rittenhouse Square via MLK (west river) Drive. Springtime makes using Kelly Drive impossible, to many regattas, not to mention MLK until noon is completely closed for recreation and then the upper part is kept closed until 5. So we get a 4 lane "highway" to bike openly on!
When I google it is a 6.9 mile ride one way to Rittenhouse, so fairly short. The ride there we didn't hit any snags, I did manage to break twice for families of geese crossing MLK. I will say this spring brings the most adorable feathery babies out. The other neat thing on MLK is a boat house that is dedicated to biking and rowing for those who are physically handicapped. There are some crazy bikes that come out of there for everyone to get exersice. It is great to see families enjoying an activity like biking together when someone may not usually get such bodily freedoms.
We hopped off at the end of the path which is Locust Street, and road Locust up to the park. Right before we headed into the park, an older guy screamed across the street "WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BIKE MODIFIED?!?". I love the excitement of older men about our bike. I responded it came that way because I thought he was referring to the "truck" style of my cargo bike, turns out his excitement was over the baby seat. He screamed over we needed to take pictures and show the squid in the future and he had only seen a front seat like that in NYC. We laughed as there was bobike and ibert seat baby passengers on the river trail too.
|auntie monk monk|
We loaded back up and headed out, we followed the path of sharrow (shared road arrow) down Spruce Street and we were promptly yelled out by an impatient driver to pull over and let her pass. My husband just yelled back "No" just matter of factly and that was that. The squid fell asleep less then a block after we pushed off (and he had no nap the whole day. Again I still hadn't purchased a sleeproll for the Yepp Mini, so we decided to pull over at the start of the trail to let him sleep. Of course I grew impatient and we tried to ride with him again and try to get him to fall asleep on my arm. He woke up and was like okay there are puppies on the trail it is cool that I am up.
|west river drive|
We arrived home safe and sound. Little guy was ready for a nap and so were we.