Tour de New England!
Well, since I just started posting yesterday, I am a few weeks late annnouncing my fab Mother's Day present from my Crew, compliments of one of New England's finest; LL Bean! Love it!
This bike is sooo comfortable and easy to switch gears for those sneaky gradual hills! The width of the handlebars and seat height position enable me to ride more comfortably. Perhaps it is the (correct?) position that I'm sitting making it easier for me. I spent Memorial Day cruising right along with my family!
You see, all these years I have been riding the same bike that I purchased long ago with curved handle bars and racing tires. At that time, I biked alot while living in the South, and was in far better shape than I am now. (...Sigh! Oh the joys of motherhood!...) So, trying to keep up with my family, hunched over a bike, huffing and puffing up those hills took the damper out of our "supposed to be " fun family outings. Perhaps my crankiness encouraged a few "lightbulb over the head" moments for the Crew as they set off on a mission to find Mom a new bike. Indeed they did!
Needless to say this Memorial Day, we enjoyed a family bike ride throughout our town and a fun lunch outside on the restaurant deck overlooking our town harbor!
I hope to post some good family bike trails in the future!