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Family Bike Ride

March 25, 2012

View from Golden Ears Bridge, East side near the South bank.

With both boys sick on the couch Friday night, the plans to go snowshoeing Saturday quickly dissolved.   However as Saturday progressed, their full energy had returned and they were ready to get outside (begging at times).  Not wanting to be too far from home we decided to go for a bike ride and check out some paths that were put in with the construction of the Golden Ears Bridge.

Blindly shot over my shoulder while riding

The ride started out well, all down hill, then the bike path stopped a few blocks from the bridge, which was a little surprising, causing a detour past a few fast food restaurants, so we stopped for dinner (should have packed something healthier).

Back on the bikes we headed for the bridge.  The boys liked the ramp up, as we rode in circles.  The dump trucks, large loaders, barges on the Fraser river seemed to keep the boys engaged, however we were running out of daylight and had to turn back.

I guess we didn’t quite turn around in time, as the sun did set as we were ridding.  With the boys starting to get tired I rode back to the car solo, and can back with the car to pick them up.

The boys love their bikes, but love the speed of the trail-a-bikes, and with these I am never stuck carrying their bikes back home.

Kids behind our bikes

Sun setting on our ride

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2012 4:42 pm

    My son would love to hang out with your boys. He went on a five mile bike ride with my husband today, and he’s so proud of himself. Great fun!

    • March 25, 2012 4:53 pm

      I love it when the boys have those proud moments, so rewarding!

  2. March 26, 2012 3:54 am

    What a fun family adventure! And the view from the bridge..beautiful.

    • March 26, 2012 9:22 am

      Thanks, it was a ride my wife has been wanting to do for a while. We will probably do it again, as the view from the other side of the bridge is completely different, and there are so many great trails across the bride to ride.

  3. richardbarnes776 permalink
    April 3, 2012 12:02 pm

    Your views equal those in Angus Scotland. Super to see the children enjoy the bikes. Long may it last for you. When you get to your sixties they will haul you out on some fantastic walks, like my 30 year old does for me.

    • April 3, 2012 12:38 pm

      If my kids are taking me to enjoy the outdoors when they are older I will know I was successful. Glad you liked the views.

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