Monday, October 16, 2006


So as with most weekends the time goes by way to fast. Not that nothing gets done, but all the things take time and lots off it. Soon your to tired for any bike adventures, or maybe not,
Team Mountain Cub, " No we will not be taking t-shirt requests and the team roster is set up for only those age quallified".
Much of the weekend flew by , the girls and I go to dinner Friday , go to the bakery fo lunch, go to the park to play, go to Widmans for candy, pull the wagon home one tired girl in it one on my shoulders long walk home, clean house, bake cookies, bake bread, make breakfast, make dinner"Cranberry Apple Raison Curry Walnut Chicken" Yes a good meal followed by homework for the oldest. Wait the weekend is done with no ride at all. Or is it?
After dinner I have to put stuff away in the garage, when Greta gomes out. Dad? You want to go for a bike ride? If its a short one I tell her.
Out comes the Trek Mountain Cub, all steel all single speed and all mountain. one helmet and we are ready. Where does she want to go just a ride around the block I am told.Three turns later and its time to go home, but wait Greta has other plans. Dad can we go gravel grinding ? Yeh instead of going home we are now off to tear up the alleys ,"Dad I am really fast" .
DAD CAN WE GO TO THAT BLOCK? Why not , so off we go faster this block has dogs in the alley. Dad I am to fast for that dog that one is small look at the big white dog.

Greta is three now and fast on her bike well fast enough to make me look like a old man running beside her as she learns to ride her bike. Greta? What kind of bike do you have? A montain bike Dad. Greta? What are we doing? Gravel grinding Dad.Greta? Where do you want to ride when you get bigger? Trans Iowa Radio Dad.
I dont know when Greta will learn that the race is Trans Iowa, but one rainy Saturday morning the girls and I spent the day logging on to the computer to hear a voice from far away, G-Ted live from Iowa.
Now even when my rides are cut short or dont happen at all , there is still the chance to go on a Epic adventure.
Back to the real world now making angel food cake toffey bars and apple maple walnut cake plus need ship out some cookies to Indiana Virgina and Wisconson. May be in bed by midnite. Oh yeh no ride today either big deal there is allways the next day .