The calendar says it's Mother's Day, and while I tell our kids not to make a big deal because "everyday is Mother's Day to me", I don't want the day to pass without a shout out to Mom in heaven.
So Happy Mother's Day to my mom friends and to the best mom I could've asked for!
But no Hallmark plans for us today, as the family readily complies with my wishes.
In other news, it seems trail maintenance season is upon us! Back in November, the general election results gave some money the city government had lying around to go towards maintenance of bicycle and pedestrian trails. Now that spring has kind of sprung, things have gotten very orange around here.
I'm not complaining, although it is inconvenient. I've seen some other bicyclists grumbling like spoiled brats. I realize it will be nice when completed.
In fact, crews did a major job on the trail that goes behind our house. Chewed it all up and spit out new over a couple of weeks. As they were working on it, I started thinking that it didn't need it so much.
"I wish they'd fix that crappy portion near Fillmore instead!", I lamented when I saw all the attention our neighborhood trail was getting
Ask and I shall receive! This week, I was met with much much barriers, mud, orange signs, detours, earth moving equipment, and port-a-potties at just that site!
Magnum and I were out tooling around on Friday afternoon. Last weekend was "Bike Fest!" at a large bike store here. It's a big sale where the store clears out the previous year's bikes to make way for the new. Magnum had been needing a replacement for dear old Bob for a while, and was waiting for Bike Fest. So we hit the fest during last weekend's crap weather and brought home a new friend.
|the Stud!... and Magnum|
The new friend, who has yet to tell us his name, went to sit in the garage because of the aforementioned crap weather.
Things turned around for us this week, so Magnum took Friday off for some catching up and recreating. I decided to join in. I rode Meego's old bike that he's outgrown. It has nice warm-weather tires and I was too lazy to change out the winter tires from Bella.
It was a nice day for it and a nice ride. I admit that I began to have feelings for Albert, Meego's old bike, similar to the feelings I developed for Good Time Louie.
I was going to sell Albert, but now I'm thinking, "what's the rush?"
So the warm weather brings more opportunities for some fun riding, along with dealing with trail closures and detours. At least the port-a-potties are plentiful.