25 November 2009

Family Cyclists

Preparing for my Thanksgiving meal my thoughts are turning to families. Here are some little of my favorite chic cyclists in training:

mini parisians à vélo
Here are two mini-Parisians à vélo, the nephew and daughter of my friend. It seems it's completely normal for these two to be out on their bikes. Even still, don't they look delighted?

father daughter cycling
And here we have my college roommate's husband and daughter on their way to work/school. My friend told me that they're multi-modal, with a stint on the bus followed by a bike ride. At any rate, there is a group of ladies who ride the bus with them and are convinced that this little girl is the cutest thing ever (and she is). One day the bike rack on the bus was difficult and the ladies swooped in to help with the girl while dad took care of the bike. My friend commented on how glorious and humbling it is to feel that sense of community with a child - that it does take a village and even in our difficult world we, as a community, still pull together like that. It is beautiful, really.

I'm feeling sentimental, so I better sign off. Happy Thanksgiving to all your families!


2whls3spds said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. FWIW 2 of mine are in Boston for the holiday.

I seem to attract stray infants in my travels. I am an honorary grandfather several times over. The best one is a grandmother that brings her granddaughter back and forth between Fayetteville, NC and Charleston, SC so she (the granddaughter) can see her great grandmother. I ride the Amtrak on a regular basis and look forward to our rides together and being able to help out with the cute one.


Monica said...

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bicycle seat said...

I do this activity every sunday morning with my family

She Rides a Bike said...

Congratulations on your friends for starting their children out young with not only the experience of going someplace on their bikes but also with being engaged in physcial activity. It is amazing how little exercise children get today. I never thought of the time I spent riding my bike, playing kickball in the street or playing softball in the front yard with friends as exercise. It was just fun.

Christa said...

Love to see family cyclists out on the street. So inspiring and warming.