7.05.2007

on a bicycle built for two


prior to cohen's birthday i had been giving some serious thought as to what we could get him for a gift. he didn't need any material goods as his toy and clothing count is through the roof from hand me downs alone, but what? for the longest time i couldn't come up with anything, and so we had all but resolved to skip his gift this year, it's not like he knows the difference anyway. that is until i thought of a bike carrier! of course i didn't have a bike so there were more parts to the equation, but i had an idea and so the search began. after a few weeks of looking and contemplating and feeling a little nervous about the responsibility, this week finally found me in possession of a new bike, a wee ride seat and a tiny little helmet for cohen's tiny little head, and so last night and tonight we went riding. tonight found us down on cornwall at one of my favourite quick eateries in town, planet veg. i am excited at all the doors this opens for us, with only 20 minutes between us and kits pool there may be a lot more evening swimming in our future, plus stanley park, the aquarium, you name it! may we never have to take a bus again, well except to killarney pool because that place is just too great to give up quite yet and too far to ride for wimpy me. needless to say, cohen was thrilled about the new adventure, especially about the bell i was clever enough to get at the co-op to keep him occupied! this summer just keeps getting better.

here are some more pictures. marko was playing with the camera to try and get some neat effects with motion.



6 comments:

m said...

I LOVE that top photo of you and Cohen. You both look so gleefully happy.

I'm afraid to ride my bike in the city. I know, I'm a loser. But 20 minutes to Kits Pool? Hmm...maybe I'll have to fix up my old bike after all.

lori said...

what great photos! he looks like he is loving the bike.

i can't tell you how much i love booting around town with sosi on our bike. it's the best! i think i should have gotten her one of those front seats tho, they look a million times more fun.

Tara said...

ohhhh boy does that look like perfection.... great idea!!!

laish said...

that is so awesome! i can't wait to see you both in action!

Kleja said...

Cohen looks so happy on that bike! North Shore here you come.

Trish said...

wow - how is the front mounted seat working for you? Do your knees hit Cohen's body at all? We've got the trailer for long rides and commuting to nursery but I wouldn't mind something smaller for just running around town.