I got a chance to sit and enjoy the evening air at Westbury park while they played tag with their buddies:
I came close to listing this frame up for sale last year, but I'm appreciating it more lately. With the albastache handlebars and three bags, it's comfortable and ready for most anything. The "mid trail" geometry works fine, even with a heavy rear load like my bike train. I just wish the head tube was taller so I didn't have to use so many spacers:
On the other hand, the short head tube does give me a lot of standover clearance, which I appreciate in this type of bike where I'm frequently stopping and starting.
Eventually, the neighbors had to head home, so we loaded up and headed over to the Metro Park. I wanted to show the kids the beaver dam:
Some day, I will ride out early in the morning in hopes of spying the busy beaver.
We also biked over and climbed up the wetland observatory tower:
Sam wanted to make silly faces:
And then we headed for home. All in all, a great evening for a ride... and a playground.
Apropos of nothing, the Columbus Crew soccer mascot, Crew Kat, was at the park for the Saturday morning games. We headed over while Sam was playing to snap a picture:
Sam also got a chance for a picture during Henry's game: