Monday, January 24, 2011

This is Going to be a Game Changer

We got a great deal on a Chariot kids trailer a while back. My wife and I both love to ski, in fact we met skiing, and we've gotten the little man out XC skiing a decent amount in his first winter. We've been holding out for a good deal on the Chariot ski kit, they're sweet, but $250 is not money I spend lightly. Finally scored one this week. We've wasted no time putting it to work.

One happy little skier

Scoping out the ice from the bridge

A bit of overflow icing up the trail

Saturday, January 22, 2011

To and From

A few shots from today's commute:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Count 'em

I was following some moose tracks on the sidewalk during my commute home and looked up just in time to realize I was about to pass about three feet away from a big gal standing just off the side walk.

Today's commuting moose count: 6

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shifted Gears

The little wrider and I were about to head out the door and run errands this afternoon when I happened to glance at the thermometer. The forecast had been for single digit highs most of the week. I don't do much riding with the little guy when it is that cold, but I have found we can comfortably head out for an hour+ when it is in the teens. The thermometer this afternoon was 15deg and climbing, with lots of sunshine.

It was decided that we would delay our errands and head out for a ride. As you might have guessed it was a good choice.

Happy and cozy in his trailer

It's been a while since it snowed, so the trails are smooth and fast

January sunshine on the mountains.

Couldn't quite make it. Had to walk the last part of this hill.

I love this stretch of birches

Winter sunset in the woods

Post ride rosy cheeks

It's How I Keep Away the Crazy

10:35-11:08 pm. Wagon wheels. Icy and fast.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Maybe I Can't Have it All

We had ourselves an excellent holiday season around here.
We had the good fortune to receive Wideloaders for the the Dummy and a bike attachment for a Chariot trailer we picked up a while back.

I put the Wideloaders to use on a grocery run the other night and they didn't disappoint. The next afternoon temps were in the teens so I decided to head out for a ride with the Littlewrider. I figured I'd leave the Wideloaders on and just hook up the trailer rather than take them off and reinstall them later. . . . apparently that isn't an option.

It seems the wideloader and the arm of the trailer need to occupy the same airspace.

Fortunately it took only a moment to remove the wideloader, and we were off for our ride.

Dude sang and babbled in the trailer until he fell asleep. It was nice to ride trails for over an hour with the little man cozy in his little trailer.