So... My wife has a Bike....
A few days ago we brought home my wifes bike. Like bringing home a newborn, we were very careful to make sure there were no bumps or scratches made to it! Then we had the issue of finding a space to put it... and the boys bikes... and our 2 trailers... oh... the house is becoming a bike warehouse!
It is a Wilier cittadella bike. It cost a pretty penny but thats okay, because we actually saved up for it!
Here is the brochure for the Italian made bike... The Cittadella
It is my wife's first bike since she was a kid... and excited by it, she is!
So we have hooked up the child trailer to her bike and have been practicing around a local mini plaza near home. The boys have taken to their bikes like ducklings take to water... They are now racing each other and the yonger gets frustrated because his brother is faster on the bike!
We have been practicing "Follow the leader" where Ligia leads out, and the boys follow her.
I have also ridden the bike and it is a very nice ride! :)
We have taken a few more rides/walks but this dodo here forgot his camera :(
I have encouraged my wife to ride on her own, about 4km there and back, to the beach to get a feel for riding on a road at speed - alone, as she is used to having more steel around her.... Timid, but courageous, she has been taking the challenge! :)
Tomorrow I fly out to Edinburg to collect my Tandem bike. Then things will really get interesting!
When I return to Faro, it will be 8 at night on a Saturday. To get to the train requires riding to the station - not sure how long it will take as it is quite far! After setting up the bike, sorting and riding it to the train station it will be quite late. So Ligia is going to join me via train, and cycle with me on the Tandem from Faro To Tavira... a 32km (24 mile) ride... at night... A new experience for us both, but we have hi-Vis clothes, and great lights.... so it should be fine!
Wish us luck!
We are a Christian Home-Schooling, plant-food-based family, traveling and making the most of this life and sharing it with our 3 wonderful kids!