#30daysofbiking 8-14

Sunday, April 8: Emerald City Ride! The last chance to ride over the viaduct before they tear it down!

My dad was in town riding Mikes bike, but he was getting a ride to the start. I left home at 5:15 to ride over with Jen on her NEW metrofiets! I had somehow forgotten to register myself so had to take care of that first. Our way downtown was wet, dark, and we found out that the newspaper delivery guy drives in the Westlake cycle track 🤷🏽‍♀️

Once everyone was there & registered we were off! With many stops for photos of course. We lost my dad on the I-5 express lanes but caught up with him at the finish. With frozen toes we opted to leave Jen and take the train home.

Total miles: 23

Monday, April 9: was a beautiful sunny day for a bikeabout! Baby H & I rode to the arboretum for some park hangs with a friend, then off we went to Fred Meyer. After loading up on managers special meat we hit the park for a picnic. Baby H still hasn’t figured out how to sleep in the front seat but we’re working on it.

Total miles:12

Tuesday, April 10: was wet. And I almost didn’t ride to meet people at the zoo. H was napping, and with the trailer gone I’d have to drag the bakfiets up the hill. There would be walking. And rain.

But then baby woke up & off we went! To the zoo! It didn’t rain much. I had to push it up several large hills at the end. But we still beat our time estimate by 15 minutes! Fast is forever.

Then after the zoo baby was resisting a nap so we stopped off at the playground for some swing time. And a bold squirrel jumped in the box! When I confronted it, they hissed at me! Eventually I shooed it out & we went on our merry way.

Alas, our merry way was down Roosevelt where we were stymied by several people driving and parking in the bike lanes (despite more than adequate freely available parking mere inches away). Chips achieved, we biked the wrong way for half a block up Roosevelt (mostly because I pushed forward too hard while putting up the kickstand & couldn’t get back up on the sidewalk) before heading along 47th and down, allowing us to avoid construction detours and extraneous hills.

Total miles: 9

Wednesday, April 11: cold, cold, cold rain. After a beautiful morning we headed out in the freezing cold rain to a doctors appointment. We were planning to ride there before heading to dinner in Ballard. But it was too cold so we rode home and changed out of our wet clothes and took the bus. My feet thanked me.

Total miles: 14

Thursday, April 12: more cold rain. By the time the sun came out in the afternoon I was headed to a meeting to talk about bikes. It ran late so my ride consisted of up and down the block on a slightly broken, ill-fitting bike. I’ll note that whoever designed it clearly never rode it because the extreme toe overlap made it so my feet touched the wheel when I wasn’t even turning!

Total miles: .25

Friday, April 13: rode to a weekly appointment that I never ride to. When we came out the baby seat had been crushed under a car bumper. I was very upset. Mike picked up baby H & brought him home while I followed behind a bit later. I love the versatility of the seat but don’t think I’ll replace it with the same model due to concerns I have about the damage.

Total miles: 3.5

Saturday, April 14: after the baby seat destruction of Friday I was feeling sad & vulnerable. But I still wanted to complete #30daysofbiking because I’ve never been able to before! So I had Mike put a front seat on the Surly to test it out. I can reach okay but the seat jams up against my boobs. I think baby would have no room for his head! So just a quick trip to Trader Joe’s in the pouring rain. But hey, I didn’t break any eggs!

Total miles: 1

#30daysofbiking 1-7

April is #30daysofbiking month so here’s a weekly digest of our rides.

Sunday, April 1: I rode home from the Full Moon Ride at Golden Gardens with friends at 12:30 am. What a fun way to start the month!

Total miles: 7

Monday, April 2: all packed up and ready for Portland! This was Mikes first ride with the front baby seat and he made it about 100 yards before almost crashing. But he recovered (with the help of a concerned construction worker) and we made it to the light rail without further incident.

We spent the train ride in the observation car and collected the bikes on arrival. We opted to check our bags this time so we wouldn’t have to carry a lot of stuff. The baggage car on the Coast Starlight is about 1/3 mile from the coach seats so not having to schlep everything down and bag is a plus. And since we have to wait for the bikes anyways, bag check doesn’t add any wait time in this direction.

Madi met us at the train station with Pixie and baby H fell in love with his new cat loving bestie. After picking the boys up from school we rode to grab dinner at a Mexican place close by.

Total miles: 15

Tuesday, April 3: the day started with a trip to Woodstock for coffee and snack purchasing. After that we rode to a cafe to meet up with Kath. Baby H had rejected his morning nap so I nursed him to sleep while we hung out. Then we headed out for an adventurous day of riding up Mt Tabor! Up and up and up! I carried baby on the way up to the top where we made coffee and ate snacks. This park had the cleanest and most well lit bathrooms I’ve ever seen!

Mike carried H back down the hill and over to pick up the boys from school. Back at home we took a quick nap before Mike and Madi headed out to pick up some PokPok for dinner. We spent the rest of the night in a food coma while planning our epic Wednesday adventures.

Wednesday, April 4: was epic! We started off with a baby nap! Woo! Our journey took us to NE Portland, because Seattlites must find all the hills.

First up was Velo Cult for mural photos and a quick peek inside, followed by a ride to Cat 6 Cycles to meet Steve the 6 toed cat. Then we popped into Gladys Bikes for lunch recommendations, hit up some delicious texmex, and back to Gladys for the real errand of the day: saddle library time!

We chatted about butts and vulvas and then she had me test out 3 saddles: a harder one, a padded one, and padded one with the cutout. I got lost each time I rode around – but did find some great gravel roadways for adequate testing. In the end my butt and my buttget aligned! I got the MTB Kona (it’s so shiny) which is wider and shorter than the stock MTB 135 saddle that came with the Surly.

For our next stop we headed to NortherCycles for a photo with the unicorn rack! 🦄

And then on to Microcosm so I could get a new Unapologetic Feminist sticker (which now comes in pink)!

Madi had to get the boys but baby H needed to nurse and take a nap so she dropped us at Clever Cycles. While I fed the baby Mike test rode a few bikes. H was woken by a cacophony of bells and wanted to join in on the fun. I bought a new Qi bell for the Surly – I think it’s the only bell that’s wide enough for my .38mm handle bars. It blends in so well that I keep forgetting it’s there!

We started heading back to Madi’s and we met her en route! Visiting Portland so often is really paying off in terms of finding our way.

When we got home we saw that Mike had broken a spoke! I had asked if he had a broken spoke that morning (but it wasn’t) so I must’ve jinxed it! The closest bike shop was willing to stay open an extra 5 minutes to make the fix and he grabbed dinner for us on the way home.

And as a bonus ride we hit up a bar for drinks while he stayed home with the kiddos! I borrowed the Brompton! It was fun! But squirrelly! Bromptons can be customized a lot so each one is so different! I didn’t figure out shifting but luckily we were only on flat ground.

Thursday, April 5: to the train station we go! And then Madi got a flat. Womp womp. It’s the curse of Lindsey. She insisted that we leave her and continue on towards the train.

We made it to donuts without getting lost and met up with Kath! Upon leaving we split up, I headed to the train station to check our bags, and Mike followed Kath to a bakery to buy sandwiches for lunch. The person at the bag check gave me some side eye about my bike and wouldn’t give me a tag for Mike’s bike without seeing it. Seating was first come first serve and we ended up getting a bank of 4 to ourselves, despite having to wait for the baggage handlers to hang our bikes.

Despite the rain we decided to ride home taking the semi circuitous route (because I don’t yet know a safe downtown route) along the water and then up to Seattle Center before heading home via Westlake and the Burke. I even rode into the fountain (because I was already wet)!

Friday, April 6: was a bigger day than planned! In the morning I took the Bakfiets up to Greenwood to meet up with a friend who was renting a bakfiets of her own! We headed north on the Interurban so she could test ride and get a feel for hills on a quiet stretch. After hitting up Kidd Valley on 143rd we headed back south so she could grab her kids from school.

Baby H & I headed home, but not for too long! After a short nap we got gussied up for date night! We rode back up to Greenwood to drop baby at our friends house where we played bike tag. Mike grabbed the Metrofiets and left the bakfiets. After drinks and wings we headed back to grab baby and swap the bikes back for our ride home.

Saturday, April 7: was raining. Like real rain. Originally I was supposed to go pick up a trailer (to temporarily replace our stolen one) but baby wanted to nurse all morning so I sent Mike off to grab it. We’ll need to order a special skewer hitch so that it’ll work with disc brakes, but once that’s in I’m hoping to get it set up with the car seat.

But I still had to get out and ride! After some time getting our wiggles out I strapped H into the front seat on Creme and headed down to Recycled Cycles. After searching through the used bins & not finding anything for new projects I left with a new chain lock. Hopefully this one will last longer than the old one. Of course it was raining when we headed home.

What’s 30 days of biking if it doesn’t rain?

Big Weeks & Little Weeks

I don’t ride when Mike is out of town. It’s hard to get up the energy to take care of everyone AND ride to the places we need to go. He’s been gone a lot recently so we’ve done a lot of bussing and walking.

But we have been participating in #errandonnee (although we’ve got a stomach bug & probably won’t finish) so here’s our current score card:

School/work: took baby H to toddler gym to distract him from teething. It failed miserably. He cried the whole time. People really hate crying babies and they act like you’re murdering them when they cry as you ride by.

Total miles: 5

Store: hit up Indoor Sun Shoppee and Theo for a new plant baby and some chocolate. Last time I was at Theo I forgot my wallet (no, they don’t take diapers as payment) so I made sure to bring it this time.

Non-store errand: stopped off at Free Range for some bike advice and also so he could tighten up my rear wheel. Mike has a habit of under wrenching on the rear wheel after he changes a flat or moves the trailer hitch around. We also slid my seat back further on the rails so I’d have more space in between me and the baby seat. I still can’t straddle the bike while both feet are on the ground-but it’s better.

Total miles: 7

Peaceful everyday actions: organized a quick #coffeeoutsideforher as a way to hang out with friends and talk about fun things. A nice way to keep it positive. Plus I got to test out the bio light for myself (Mike is usually on stove duty). I used too much fuel and needed more starter chips. Oh well. Now I know for next time!

Store: stopped by Ascent in Ballard to see about a used camping pad for baby H. They didn’t have any but we pet some cute dogs & I got to change a diaper blow out in the dressing rooms so that was fun!

Total miles: 15

Non-store errand: we technically rode to a store but we did have an outdoor picnic and I was testing out some gear so I’ll leave it up to you if it’s breaking the rules – rode to REI to test out hiking packs and left with a new lighter weight sleeping bag that still fits baby H & I (together 🙄), a pair of shoes for Mike, and a few other odds and ends. The large Swift pannier worked fine on the front rack although it was wonky riding with only one bag.

Total miles: 13

Social call: took baby H out for a blustery ride to the arboretum for a social call (for me, but also there was another baby for him).

Non-store errand: we also hit up the library on our way home for some crawling on and licking of the floor. Yay!

Total miles: 6

You carried what: my flat, skewer-less rear wheel. Womp womp. Someone broke into our building and stole our trailer (which is making me realize just how attached I was to it!) and for reasons unknown to anyone ever, flatted my tire and stole the skewer from the back wheel (but not the locking nut) among other things. So it was technically unridable but I’m going to count this walk as an errand. In addition to the fixes I got her some colorful replacement water bottle cages and a new headset piece. They’re making me happy.

Personal care: riding the bike home from the shop. The rear wheel is a bit squeaky but I’m hoping it’s just a bit over tightened and will loosen up with our planned rides tomorrow. It was a quick jaunt as I was cutting it close to baby bedtime but still good to have her in working order once again.

Total miles: 4

Arts & entertainment: baby entertainment that is! We rode to an egg/beer hunt with friends! A pit stop at the park for swings while we waited for the rest of our bike parade to arrive, followed by a fun 80 block ride to a friends house. Older kiddos his eggs for small kids and adults hid beers for each other. Neither of the babies in attendance wanted to crawl so they just sat on a picnic blanket & watched the bigger kids run around. It was great!

Total miles: 15

Personal care: moon worshiping with friends! We rode west towards the beach with a stop off at Fred Meyer for firewood. Upon arrival we found all the fire pits in use, with several unsanctioned ones burning outside the official rings. So we made friends with some lawbreakers and took over their fire when they left. It was lovely. We rode back after midnight but I’m going to count all the mileage since it started within the timeframe.

Total miles: 15

Lookie! We finished! 12 errands over 12 days for a total of 80 miles! Impressive!

The best laid plans

Never work out.

With weather yesterday in the 70s and sunny I was dreaming of the beach! I was hoping to go to Olympic Sculpture Park and was able to rope in a friend to join!

Except that the baby didn’t want to go for a bike ride. He started out grumpy and his mood didn’t improve. I think it was a combination of sun, an overly floppy hastily attached sunshade, wind from not having the cover on, and DST waking us up later so we had less morning play to get our wiggles out.

Even though it was only in the 50s when we left home I didn’t want to bake the baby as the day heated up so we took off the cover for the bakfiets. I’d never ridden without the cover and it was so nice! It somehow felt easier to get places, although maybe it was just the nice weather.

A few months ago I ripped the sun shade from our stroller and it was under warranty so they sent us a new one. It has Velcro on the sides where it wraps around the stroller frame so we stuck the Velcro to the car seat. Then we tucked the back part of the sun shade down against the box to keep it from blowing away. I added a thin muslin blanket to provide additional coverage. But it was too loose! The shade ended up being too floppy and baby H was not a fan. But also he didn’t like the sun in his face. No winning kiddo.

So after many silly songs and no signs of cheering up we stopped for a quick on board nursing session. So much easier without the cover attached! While he nursed I watched some sparrows flit around in the trees and practiced my squats. I’m 100% people thought I was doing some sort of crazy dance but the baby was happy.

After about 10 minutes we were off again! But still unhappy. We made it about 5 more minutes of riding before a total meltdown. So out of the bike and onto the grass! At a very non scenic spot. But H was happy to throw his ball and wave his arms. Plus he discovered a new sound of the day: BEEP BEEP! Everyday he likes one new weird sound. But the next day that same sound is boring to him. Babies.

At this point I didn’t think we could make it to the park so texted my friend to see if they were down to meet up at the locks. They were! We hung out for about 20 minutes before starting out again. This time we were relatively happy (with a few roadside dandelion stops of course).

And I made it up Emerson! I had to walk up in the pouring rain 6 weeks ago so I was extremely proud! Go me! I decided to try out a new route to the locks. I rode up Gilman in the new protected lanes until the end then followed the signs for the locks. It took us down a relatively steep trail, across a narrow wooden bridge, and then down another steep but short street. And boom! Arrived! It was much nicer than riding on Market or even on 21st.

At the locks we picnicked for a bit and then Jen tested out my bakfiets with her nanny baby! He loved it! Or maybe just the new toys in the car seat. But then I remembered it’s a crazy expensive fine for riding in the locks so we put an end to that.

I’ve been biking around with a folding chair for 3 months and finally got to test it out while nursing! It worked great! Totally worth the extra 3 pounds or so.

I reversed our route for the way home, walking up the steep street. Of course as soon as we got to the bridge we had a massive diaper blow out! So out of the bike, onto the ground, changed him in a pile of pine needles. And then back on, and up the hill to Gilman.

He ended up sleeping the whole way home! It was fabulous! I stopped a few times to adjust the little blanket but he stayed asleep until I unlocked the door.

Overall a fun day!

Oh! Join me for full moon rides! Next one is 3/31. Ride from the Wall of Death at 9!

A Day at Discovery Park

Not too long ago I didn’t think it was possible to ride to Discovery Park. When I was 37 weeks pregnant I accepted the (self-imposed) challenge & rode over. And then down to the beach. And on the way back up (mostly walking) I thought to myself: if I can make it up this hill, I can totally give birth. I was pretty sure I’d give birth on that hill, I was having so many contractions!

On the way home I noticed new markings indicating a change in the bike lane. And while recovering from birthing H they did it! They made a protected bike lane from the end of the Ship Canal Trail to Magnolia Town Center (about 4 blocks away).

We had ridden over last month for a family picnic and hike and it was glorious (minus those last 4 blocks – WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME SEATTLE?!)!

So we were back! And I was determined to find a way up to the bluffs where there’s a big sandy patch perfect for exploring. We made it with only minimal breaking of the no riding on trails rules and I think I figured out how to go next time to avoid that issue. I’ll post the route once I confirm.

The day was clear and the Olympics were out! We spent about 40 minutes shoveling sand into our mouth before I packed us up and headed for the playground.

The playground squirrels are bold! One climbed into the bike trailer while we were on the swings.

The protected lanes worked well except when we had to turn from Gilman onto Emerson. I signaled our turn too adamantly & ended up biking into the soft bollard in the middle of the lane, where my toe got caught underneath it! I thought I was going to have to take off my shoe! After several awkward minutes of jiggling my foot I was free! And we made our way home without further incident.

Yay for safe infrastructure!

Your bike is too heavy

And other things men say to me…

One night wayyyy back in December Mike was out of town and I was a lil drunk, and a friend got a bunch of us to sign up for “chilly willy” and commit to riding in prom dresses. And because I had no one home to say “but Lindsey you would hate that”, I registered!

Fast forward a few months to bitter cold, and the thought of riding around a hilly island in freezing wind and snow (!!) had me bummed. But we had gone dress shopping already – so we were committed! Although I told myself that if it rained I would just bike to a coffee shop, hang out there alone for a few hours, then head home and say I rode the whole thing realllllly fast.

As it was, I planned to meet up with Jen at 6:30 to ride the longer, flatter route to the ferry. We were going alone, as all of the other mamas had kids in tow and would be taking a later ferry. But the morning of was so windy that we didn’t want to take the more exposed route. And I forgot to charge my light so it was dark! We decided to take the still not super direct route (but the one I knew better than guessing at the direct one) through Seattle Center. This also may have been for photo ops…sorry Jen!

We made it to the ferry with time to spare, but getting in the slow line (12 mph or less) was quite the challenge! It was blocked by all of the fastfastfast riders who simply could not move over to make room. But we made it! By the time we loaded onto the ferry it was almost full. We parked up on the upper deck by laying our bikes down (non drive side) in a very Surly fashion. It was windy on the deck! I think we were the only ones crazy enough to go outside.

Of course as soon as we got back to our bikes to off load I got the “your bike is too heavy” comment. He said he was impressed with anyone riding on a steel steed. And the bags! “Why so many bags?” SNACKS. And puffy down vests. Of course he was riding with a backpack and that looked horrible to me. I told him not to worry, that it was my lightest bike and I could even lift it over my head! He seemed doubtful, but repeated press ups of a 20+ lb baby will do that for you!

We waited a bit for faster riders to clear out before heading up the hill to start the course. There I was met with my first descent. I’m not a great descender (I fear speed) but it’s gotten much worse after a recent slide down our steep driveway. And my brakes on HT require more hand strength to fully activate than I currently possess. Needless to say it was slow going and many people passed me. But then I passed them back on the uphills because lil Hill Topper lives up to her name!

We stopped for photos along the water and got some passive aggressive comments for that, but soon continued on up the hill and around the corner and OOF. I had broken the cardinal rule of going up hill around a blind corner: I expected it to flatten out and thus didn’t shift out of 8th gear. I felt like a certain 8 year old I know. So I had to step off and walk up to a flatter spot where I could get going again. Many people yelled ON YOUR LEFT to let me know that I was very much inconveniencing them and obviously hadn’t trained enough for the event.

We stopped for photos and burgers at Frog Rock and again at a cookie stop not too far down the road. That’s when the pack of fast riders from the next ferry caught up to us. They wooshed around us on a downhill, going 40+ mph. They did not seem amused with my five seconds off, three seconds on braking style. I got many glares as they zoomed by.

But then we came to the first big uphill and I was passing people left and right…until…someone popped their cleat out just in front of me and that was the end of that. I made my way over to the side to walk the rest of the way. I probably could’ve recovered if I had more experience riding in groups, but as this was my first organized ride I wasn’t able to swerve around him and keep going.

We rode with the pack for a while and it was fun! And we were fast! I even pedaled on the downhills! We were cruising! The next major downhill was terrifying and I lacked the confidence to open up like I had done on some of the less steep grades. I think the combination of hills, cars, and curves really bothered me. Of course I downshifted too early in anticipation of climbing the big hill ahead and lost a lot of momentum. We stopped at the top to readjust our layers. There was a lot of yelling at the top of the hill from volunteers directing traffic. They just kept yelling CAR CAR CAR CAR UP CAR BACK CAR CAR CAR CAR UP CAR BACK BIKES AHEAD BIKES BACK BIKES UP CAR CAR CAR! It was pretty much the worst. I missed the quiet of earlier.

The halfway point was just ahead so we pulled off for bathrooms and baked potatoes. The lines were long when we arrived but it seemed to clear out fast. Of course I dropped my potato on my drive train…

Just as we were finishing up the mama bears rolled up! We stayed to hang out, but probably overstayed by about 20 minutes chatting. It was hard to get rolling again. Soon after we hit the road we spied a fox! Jen thinks that it was checking out my new Swift bags! Copyright infringement!

Around this point a man yelled “on your left” as we headed up hill. I kept waiting for him to pass me. But he never did. Ha! I guess I was just going too fast. We muddled along to the shortcut, got turned around and then eventually found our way. But a big, winding descent threw me off my game. At this point the crowd had thinned out so we were stuck on the gravel and debris filled shoulder. And it had been windy so there was a lot of tree litter. People driving cars were passing close and fast. I couldn’t handle it. So I walked. Then when I went to get back on I crunched a huge rock the wrong way and almost tipped in front of a car. So I took a few minutes to hold back the tears before setting out again.

And then, the final climb. Up, up, up. Again the bike lane was filled with debris and impatient drivers of very large vehicles with extremely wide overhanging mirrors were passing. About 3/4 of the way up I pulled off to adjust layers and let some slower riders get further away from me. It turns out I’m not a confident passer on the uphills. I don’t want to pass someone who speeds up to compete with me (aka MEN) and then won’t let me get back over. People (men) don’t like to be passed by people (mostly women) in velvet dresses.

All was going well on the final downhill stretch until someone in a Subaru decided to punishment pass me just as I was skirting a major pothole. Don’t worry. We both got to that stop sign at the same time.

And the end! Chili and cornbread! I’d give it a meh on both counts – the beef chili tasted like inside of a can and the cornbread had huge grains of sugar that made the texture unpleasant. We hung around for about an hour with the mama bears, who finished up a few minutes after us. Lynne brought beer (& it was still cold!) because she is awesome.

But then it got too cold so we headed for the ferry, where of course we stood in line for a while freezing our butts off before getting on. The benefit to being towards the front of the return line was that I got to hang my bike! Woo! I actually got trapped between the bike and the wall and Jen had to rescue me but it was fun anyways. A bunch of Surlys parked near me so I know I was in good company despite the many repeated exclamations of “wow that Surly looks heavy” and “I can’t believe you’re riding a Surly uphill” and “heavier bikes should go down hills faster”.

I looked a bit out of place on the return ferry, what with my crushed velvet dress and all. Jen’s husband ended up giving us a ride home which was awesome because it started sleeting just as we got out of the car and I don’t think I would’ve handled it well on the ride home.

Overall it was fun! And not too cold. The weather held up nicely. Jen said I looked “fucking majestic” on the uphills. And that’s how I felt! But I think I’ll add interrupters (brake levers on the flats) to improve my descending.

The Hill Topper gets suited up!

I have some pretty epic plans for bike camping this summer (maybe too epic, we shall see) so I wanted to outfit the HT with racks and bags.

I was able to score some SWEET panniers at the Swift Industries “seconds” sale last weekend. They’re so pretty! The sale was a bit crazy! When we first arrived there was no line, but the wind was gusting 30-40 mph so we headed to a coffee shop in Pioneer Square. By the time we got back there was a line! I was able to grab a set of big rear bags for the back that I would’ve been happy with, but then a friend traded me for some that were a different color & gave me a front bag she didn’t want. It was kismet!

This week I dropped the bike at G&O for racks. I opted for a pretty standard rear rack (holds 50 kilos!) and basic front rack. The Straggler can be hard to add racks to, but they made it work! I like that the baby will be a bit further back to give him more space.

I’m hoping that the bags will fit down under the foot rests and then to use the front bag for easy access items.

I was looking to find a used Yepp seat in black, but opted for the newer version once I learned how easily it attaches! And it’s so light! I think it can go on any rack that can hold the weight, so it’s good for switching around bikes with Mike or visiting with friends! But of course color matching is a very important consideration, so I ordered it in the all black version. Hopefully it’ll be in next week!

I rode back to G&O with Lynne today while everyone else was at swim class. It’s a good thing I did because on the way over my gears were skipping. I had them shorten my derailleur cable to keep it from interfering with the bags.

The verdict is still out on if the left bag will interfere with the rear brake at all (fully loaded) but I’m goin to try to rig up a shim for the rack to hold the bag a bit further away if that’s the case.

On the way home we stopped off at R&E to check out their annual party and bid on some bikes! Woo!

Chilly Hilly is tomorrow! Going to fill up my bags with ALL THE SNACKS!