Skip to main content

Big Bike Fun: Our First Yuba Adventure

A week removed from Brooke's surgery and with our new-to-us Yuba Mundo Lux nearly assembled we were ready for an adventure.

Also all the snow had mostly melted and the roads were finally clear.


First I had to put on the tow package running boards. When buying a bike off eBay it's bound to be a little weird. The mounting holes had been drilled out, so I needed some washers and longer screws.

So I went to Guse's and picked up the right parts or so I thought.

The screw bolts weren't long enough, so I went back and double checked this time.

Meanwhile I finished putting together my baby photo album. 

Meadow was busy playing with the neighbor kids.

Eventually we were ready to go. With the Yuba tow package you can drag along your kiddos bike. It's interesting how it doesn't tug the bike like a trailer.

Look Theo finally has teeth.


All aboard.

Too bad there's not a spot for me.

I love falling in love with the city all over again and that our kiddos will grow up in a big city.

And hopefully they will love biking as much as we do.


When we got down to the Midtown Greenway we let Meadow take her bike for a spin.
Because of the nice weather the Greenway was packed.


We stayed mostly in the walking lane.

Momma's really good at riding at Meadow's pace.



Meadow was ready for some tamale's from La Loma at the Midtown Global Market.

I opted for a burrito.

I'm still on soft foods and not big bites. I was jealous of Scott's burritos.

We were planning to leave, but decided to try East Lake Brewery. I know we are really behind on the new places to eat and drink.

Mostly because I hadn't been drinking much the past 2 years with having a baby, we've been hitting up a lot of breweries lately.


I can see us going here a lot during summer bike rides.

Meadow mysteriously wasn't drinking her root beer. It turns out she was getting sick.


Meadow wasn't up for riding, so I towed her bike back.


The Yuba Mundo is such a game changer. None of the tugging that makes towing a trailer hell. This is just fun to ride.

Theo is always looking back for his Mama.

I kind of feel like a superhero.

A passing rider even made a similar comment.

We promised Meadow a playground, so we did.

I just love these new swings. I wish these were around when Meadow was a baby.

Theo was having a blast. It's been a long time since he's swung.

A little girl wanted to swing with Theo, so we let her. It was so cute.

I thought the playground would be packed, but it was mostly empty.

My little dude already loves biking.

Then I gave it a try. I'm not used to having a bike with gears, especially 24 like this one. I need to practice a bit more.

We ended up taking it into Farmstead Bike Shop for a tuneup. It already rode pretty good, but now it's riding like a charm.

We ended our perfect city Saturday with game of Candyland back at the condo. Life's good.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bu Bye Chicago, Hello Milwaukee

The morning after the wedding we had leftover bagels for breakfast.
...and Brooke looked out the window.
Haha that's not me, that's Emma. See what I mean? My own husband can't tell the difference. 
By the way did you know we had roommates in our hotel room?
I also ate leftover pie from the wedding. 

Despite having to be quiet at night we enjoyed sharing our room with Tyler, Emma and Olive. It was kind of like a big sleepover.
Then we had to check out and head to Pilsen for lunch.
Tyler had been talking up Nuevo Leone for a while now, so we skipped Burrito House this time.

Next time it's a must. That's two times in a row that I didn't go to Burrito House. 
Pilsen is one my favorite Chicago neighborhoods, so I was easily cajoled.
I'm not exactly sure how they do their laundry with the machine facing the window.


Tyler, Emma and Olive got lost or something, so we walked around for a bit.
Brooke really wanted to eat this hot dog, but I said "No, it's a paint…

Honeymoon: Madeline Island Without a Kayak? At Least We Brought Bikes.

We made it safely to Bayfield without getting attacked by any bears.

I think that's because of my wily driving skills.

Katrina and Dennis's Big Day!

I don't shoot nearly enough weddings. I'm just not good at the whole marketing aspect.The one's I end up photographing are, like this one, family or through the grapevine.
This time around I'm shooting my big (little) sister's wedding to Dennis, a man I respect immensely. I got to hang out with him a few times in Chicago and then a whole week in San Jose. I really looked forward to the bachelor party with the guys and wasn't disappointed.
While the women got ready and after I helped setup the venue I came back to hang with the dudes and ostensibly get dressed. As you can see above we drank some beer and booze and shot the shit.

My big brother, Colin, was the officiant and was really excited for his parking pass that was included with his ordination packet.
All the women involved in the wedding gathered into Katie's room to get our hair done. Olive was just there to entertain us.

And the bride is ready.
At some point we had to take taxis the mile or so up Wab…