Ben doesn’t like the quick route to the bike trail, too busy! Instead, he’d like to go a back route to avoid having the children in potential traffic. My dilemma with this is that the back way is longer and it goes over a super steep hill. I don’t want to be a spoil sport, so we tried it out. We rode up to the hill, got a good start and I made it maybe 10-15 feet up it before I just couldn’t pedal! We swapped bikes and Ben pushed the Bakfiets up about a 12% grade – it was like that hill in Chorleywood!
Going down the other side was fun, too! I need to work on my braking skills – the brakes on the Bak were smoking!
We took the trail down to the next park for our picnic lunch. Little Guy was happy to play on the playground. Ben double checked my bike (pic at top), and then we were headed back home on the trail.
We tried a slightly longer route, but still ended up at the highest point.
We’re tired and sore now! So after church, we drove around on the hill until we found what should be an easier route. We’ll find out next time!