June 14, 2010
So I have a splitting headache on Sunday, but I had to go to the Critical Lass ride, so the headache and I went.
Thankfully Leanne was joining me. She always brightens my mood! I met up with her across the street from her apartment. Doesn't she look amazing?
We meet up with the other ladies and there is some hanging around before setting off. There were lots of dresses and cute shoes and bikes.
I ate the apple fritter in my basket and that seemed to help with the headache. Sugar!
There were actual real flowers on her handlebars. So pretty!
The organizers had these buttons made up for participating girls.
I carried this jug of water over to the bike polo game in my basket. Hey, I think this totally qualifies as a task for LGRAB's Summer Games!
Of course there were many girls with bikes with cargo capacity.
Deb's basket is oh-so-darling.
I didn't have an appropriate place to pin my button on the top of my dress so Marilyn suggested I attach it to the hem. Smart!
Fortunately for the ride these photographers came by to document our departure (good publicity for girls riding bikes). Unfortunately for me I had lent the Amsterdam and my helmet to Karen, the pregnant woman you see at the front of this photo. Imagine my inbox this morning when the photo ran with me not wearing a helmet. Aie-ya!
The girls lined up and getting ready to go.
We rode over to the bike polo game and dropped off refreshments. Then headed to Sask drive and the bike path in order to get to 109 street.
Fueled up on refreshments and went to lounge in the park across the street with gelato and iced coffee. Took some pictures of pretty girls on bikes.
Everybody's rides in the sunshine.
Then Don stopped by with the baby. I ran into him briefly as I was leaving DaCapo with gelato, and he and Dan were heading in for some pizza. They came to say hello when they were finished.
After getting a couple of group shots with Dexter, I brought him over to the bike and pretended like he was going to sit on the back like I see all those (much bigger) kids do on the xtracycle. Dexter is obviously not impressed.
Since that didn't seem like a suitable option for transporting a 1 year old by bike, I moved him to the basket instead.
Of course these are just photos, we didn't actually go anywhere like this.
Dexter was very well received, it was a super hot and sunny day, and it was lovely to roll around Edmonton's south side on bike. Thanks to the organizers for making the ride happen, and for the caring ladies who wanted everything to be just right.