Last Saturday we loaded our bikes on our bike trailer and headed down to the Lakewalk for an afternoon ride. We stopped along the way to enjoy the rocky lake shore. I brought our old point-and-shoot along just in case we wanted to pretend we were tourists. As you can see below, we blended right in. I couldn’t help but take pictures on such a beautiful day.
After a nice ride back to our vehicle, we were ready to head home and make dinner. We ran into a problem putting the bikes on the trailer because of a missing pin. Without it, the bike trailer wouldn’t stay attached to the hitch. It must have fallen on the ground when we were taking our bikes off the trailer and someone took it. Luckily we had our bike locks with us and were able to lock three of our four bikes to a post. We threw Sophia’s in the back of our vehicle along with our bike trailer. Mike dropped me and the kids off at home, emptied out the back of our vehicle and headed back down to the Lakewalk to see if he could fit all three of the remaining bikes in one trip. I was doubtful, but I guess our vehicle is bigger than I thought because he was able to make it back with all three. Dinner was delayed a bit, but we did finally sit down to nicely grilled steaks before 8 o’clock. After the kids went to bed, my brother stopped by. He had received a phone call from me during our dilemma on the Lakewalk looking for a spare pin. He had been out running errands before he stopped by and made a special trip to Menard’s to pick up a new pin for us. He guessed on the size and it was a perfect fit! Thanks John – you rock!!
We’re back in business and ready for our next ride.