Oh, that was fun. The Greatest Ride on Earth, if you will. It’s been one year since we started our Kidical Mass ride, and this was the most fun by far. I was contacted by a PR person for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, so we had real clowns, passes to the circus, and other giveaways. So cool
Notice the birthday chalk- there was a little chaos because there was also a birthday party scheduled in the park… I just hoped no one would crash it. I’m not sure they knew what they were in for. But, hey- free clowns.
I was glad to meet a Facebook friend in person for the first time, and to check out their unique setup for their Extracycle- decoupaged board and handlebar attachments fixed to the frame make a nice ride for their two bigger kids, little guy up front. Great thinking! I like this idea more than our rumble strap.
We stopped for a rest in Grant Park while some riders switched out Divvy bikes nearby. That statue looks innocent, but the kids managed to get into mischief climbing too high. I used to break near “Agora” but they’d run among the legs- then we did the fountain, and they almost got wet. Still trying to perfect it! But it looks great, doesn’t it?
Couldn’t resist taking one selfie when we were massing up at a light on Wabash- you can’t really see, but we pretty much take up the whole block. That’s the statue behind us. Does anyone know who it is? I don’t…
Back at the playground, the birthday party is still going on, but our circus friends are gone and the kids run off to the sandbox, field, and slides. Moms and dads get to visit a bit, and the weather is lovely- 70 some degrees, a welcome break after cold weather we’ve had for the past week.
I finally threw some money at a banner. Under $20, and now I don’t have to stay up on every third Friday night when I frantically realize I should make a sign. Ahh. I think they turned out pretty great!
I found an AWESOME deal on the boy helmet online (like $25!) and had to get it even though little buddy just got a Giro about a month ago. Our daughter’s Bontrager broke- the adjuster snapped inside, and On the Route was great about helping us with the warranty and getting her into a new helmet right away. I have to say, I’m really happy with the fit on these, they don’t need adjusting to cover the front of their skulls. If only the Winter kit didn’t cost as much as the helmet! Ah, it’s raining. It’s pouring. But we had a great morning, a nice lunch, and got to hang out with friends, new and old. So even if I’m damp and tired, I’d call that a successful Saturday.