Friday, April 25, 2014

Tweed Ride in Portland, Oregon

It was a beautiful day for the Tweed Ride. What a stroke of luck for April in Oregon.  The whole family dressed up in our best tweed for the ride. Here we are ready to drive to Portland.
Here we are all dressed up
oldest son looking dapper
youngest son
check out those argyle socks
We drove to Peninsula Park, where me met up with the rest of the Tweed Riders for a picnic under the pavilion before the ride.

Husband with his bike
Son with his cute vintage 3 spd.
Son on his bike. That is my cute little Raleigh next to him.

Everyone was decked out for fun. We enjoyed wandering through the group, admiring everyone's outfits and their marvelous bikes.

Loved this little kid carrier.

I love everything about this, her dress, her bike, and her matching sunglasses!

look at the checkered rims on his bike

After the picnic, everyone gathered for a group photo. A photographer had an old-style camera there. I mistakenly thought it wasn't a real camera, but surprise, it was! how exciting. Can't wait to see the group photo.

Camera men

Loved these old bikes

After the group photo, everyone got on their bikes. You can see just how many people there were. It was a beautiful leisurely ride through the streets of Portland.

Our family took a detour to see this beautiful pink church.

We had so much fun on this ride. We're already planning our outfits for next year!

Friday, April 11, 2014

A New Biking Season Has Begun

     Finally, the long winter is over. The sun is shining and I'm ready to hit the roads again. Let me show you my new acquisition: A 1983 Raleigh Mixte.
     The poor bike had a few issues, so my husband went to work fixing it up for me. He replaced the rusted wheels and put on new handlebar grips and fenders. He also added a cute basket to the front. Here it is in all it's glory.

Doesn't it look spiffy? I took this picture just before I headed out with my boys for a picnic.

They love it when I take pictures of them

Yes, the basket is detachable, just how handy is that?  So, this leads to the reason why I bought this bike. I still have my peach road bike and my blue mountain bike. This bike will be used specifically for town trips under fifteen miles. So expect to see some fun posts about various picnic and city events.
    Speaking of which, expect a post soon about Portland's Tweed Ride on April 13th. My family and I will be dressed in our best tweed outfits for the ride. I promise to take lots of pictures.