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Potential roadkill

August 6, 2009

The ex-sister in law and her 2 year old wanted to go on a bike ride last night. I was up for it, especially since I would be riding the cutesy retro style bicycle. Off we ride into the sunset, the weather having cooled down to at least 95 at 7:30pm. We quickly became bored with going around circles in the neighborhood and went off-roading. We found a dirt road that we knew would meet with the main road eventually. Well… of course we got lost. I thought we could sneak through another subdivision. OF COURSE NOT. I swear subdivisions are designed with segregation in mind. You wouldn’t want to get too close to the neighbors from over there… bah.

By the time we find the main road the sun had completely gone down. This road is quite busy and still in need of a few upgrades, like sidewalks. We were trying to muster all our teenage bike riding skills of the past as we rode through gravel and dirt in the dark, while avoiding traffic. Don’t forget… we did have a baby with us! Smart lil’ girls we are. We finally found sidewalk, whew and as we get closer to the ‘home’ subdivision the sidewalk ends again. In an effort to beautify the development they had decorated with ‘southwest’ colored gravel. Come on. How are people supposed to navigate this type of terrain. We were a mess trying to pedal through what felt like beach sand in the dark.

This story has gone on long enough. We were blessed to make it home safe and sound and will not make the same mistake next time. From now on, we’re biking like hamsters on a wheel… circles only.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Alisa permalink
    August 6, 2009 9:38 pm

    Been there. Done that. WHEN I WAS 15.

  2. Kacey permalink
    August 6, 2009 9:52 pm

    hmmm. thanks for your input.

  3. Jake permalink
    August 7, 2009 10:22 pm

    call you Dora the Exploer, with Diego and friend.

  4. Kacey permalink
    August 8, 2009 2:54 am

    I guess that does sum it up pretty well Jakester.

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