Saturday, September 24, 2011

Snoqualmie tunnel with two stylish women and four awesome kids

Blogger is stupid, in fact retarded as it places photos only at the top of a page so I'm going to follow in the stupidity and tell my story backwards, except that videos don't follow these stupid little blogger idiosyncrasies so that will happen out of reverse order:

We ended our trip after seeing the snow tunnel by riding back up the hill and through the tunnel.
Family Ride's R is super fast on his balance bike and I've got to say that wicker baskets totally take our plastic baskets to task.
Here is the mouth of the abyss. We had lights but a new technology employed this time was the hand held "flashlight" which worked great and allowed us to see surface features on the inside of the tunnels, including the doors, spaced every couple of decameters. Here we are also suiting up so to deal with the 50 degree cold and slight wind.
Leggings, sweaters, hats, and pacifiers, the stuff of any serious cycling family.
Here is Madi looking fabulous while all of us played around on the new sign for the tunnel.
Our trip begins this day when we are finally able to get three family bikes with baskets and seats onto an ostensibly three bike rear rack. I'm guessing the weight on the rear to be somewhere around 200 lbs. Madi's bike only slipped off once!

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And of course, what do kids like to do during a big bike ride but contribute to soil erosion by throwing rocks off a hill and into a stream. Note the helmet use while playing. We really don't play that safe most of the time.

3 comments:

familyride said...

I think you lose a little credibility by referring to me as stylish, but thanks so much for bringing us along on this awesome trip!

Chris said...

The back of my car used to look like that too - then one day, I tried out a folding bike and have never looked back. I didn't believe it at first, but now, I can actually get 3 full-size bicycles INSIDE my car, without losing any seating. And it's way easier, for me at least, than fussing with a bike rack.

brad said...

Chris, and how many kids and kids bikes do you fit on your folders? And how much gravel do you ride on them? I thought so.... Still, I would love to have one!