Ok, I’m at 38 weeks pregnant today and I decided I should probably stop biking now, not because it’s too uncomfortable, but because I don’t want to go into labor on the bike or with the bike. I’m not sure what Dutch women say about this, but I’ve reached the end of my comfort zone. And my daughter was born a week before her due date. I did ride my daughter to her first day of kindergarten though, and that felt good.
So, that’s it for me for now, but not for the bike, because I lent it to my neighbor Laura so she could bike her 3-year old to preschool and supervise my son and her daughter to elementary school.
This scene just makes my heart happy because we only live a mile from school and it just seems silly that there’s a bus. This is a great way for the kids to get some energy out before school–especially since there’s a big hill!–learn road safety, and independence. So far, it’s working out well. Also, because my son is at an “Options” school, when he takes the bus, he needs to take 2 buses, which has never really worked out for him. So all in all, this is a good thing. Next spring, maybe you’ll see 2 cargo bikes (or me with three kids on one bike!) plus the older kids. Plus, there are other kids in the neighborhood I’d love to get in on the action.
And, yesterday I was back at G and O Family Cyclery buying a cup holder. So now Laura can hold her coffee at least—and eventually I can also. Next up, a mirror and lights. Fenders this weekend hopefully. Do they sell turn signals for bicycles?