A rain storm is coming in. Slowly. I sit on our front porch tapping on the laptop. It was cool, sunny and breezy this early morning and I checked the weather when I woke up. Giving Julia the choice of a morning bike ride or walk, she chose the ride.
Biking has been a very long process for Julia. It took a long time to learn to pedal, and then to balance, and then, even after balancing, it has been years of practice to get her to the point of riding steady enough to do it in the street. Our shut down lives have yielded a bonus of empty streets. Julia is riding on quiet streets, and occasionally rides on streets that get a few cars often. She is finally steady enough to be able to ride on smooth, wide sidewalks. In Madison, we had the benefit of being close enough to a small bay to ride around. Fortunately, this year I think she is ready for streets. Continue reading