October 12, 2008

The Biking Trip that Almost Wasn't

Saturday my brother, his wife, my husband and I went on a bike ride. I bought a bike on Thursday and I was ready to put it to good use. But I wouldn't say the trip went off without a hitch. We got off to a late start and my brother's tires were flat, but we got them pumped up and we were on our way. Well, at least that's what we thought first my brother and LB forgot their helmets, so my brother had to go back inside and get their helmets. Then when he opened the door to get back in the car, LB's water bottle fell out and spilled everywhere. So he had to back inside and fill it up. After all that, we were on our way to the Trinity trails. So we get there and get the bikes out of the truck and naturally I had to take pictures. So my brother and LB were posing for a nice "beginning of the trip" photo and then . . . 



My brother's tire lost all air because, surprise, it had a HUGE hole in it. 


Luckily Nathan had another tube. 


So we got all fixed and we were finally ready to go.


In the meantime I was able to get a good picture of my new bike :)


Here we are ready to go. After that, we didn't run into any more problems, thank goodness. 



So we finally made it back and when it was all said and done, we rode 8.4 miles in an hour and a half. Impressive, right? At least I think so. My brother has this cool application on his iPhone and while we were riding it was measuring where we were on the map and how fast we were going and calculated all kinds of stats. You can also take pictures with the phone and it will show you where on the map the photo was taken. So if you want to see the stats for our trip click here.


And of course I had to take a Napoleon Dynamite picture.

4 comments:

Molly Kate said...

YOU ARE AWESOME! you are back and your posts are better than ever!!!

The Sullivans said...

You and Nathan should have riden tandem bikes!!! :)

Courtney said...

You are so funny, Morgan! You've inspired me to get my bike out and start riding it more. It looks like ya'll had a great time!

Don't forget to add up your activity points!! I'm sure you earned a lot riding 8.4 miles!

Chris said...

Good synopsis of the trip. You could have added a little more drama to the tire incident, though. For example:

"We were all ready to go, having just finished the before pictures, when out of nowhere a piercing burst of air startled us all! To our amazement and dismay, we all stared in disbelief as Christopher's rear tire slowly descended to the hard pavement below.
'No Worries!' Nathan shouted, as he ran around to the cabin of his truck and emerged triumphantly with a pair of pliers and a spare tube!"