Mrs. Flinger: A work in progress

UPDATE TO Mrs. Flinger October 16, 2015

Because the Universe has a wicked sense of humor, after this delcaration, my blog threw up all over my last upgrade.

So I'm starting over using Craft. Turning 40 and kid entering Jr High next year, sometimes it's just time for a change. These archives will still exist in the way the last child goes off to college and their room is the same for 20 years, but it's just time to move forward.

Because you can’t google “Easy Paths for Fat Parents” Sep 03, 2006

#Family Friendly Biking

Yesterday we bought LB a bike trailer.  This stems from our quest to find cheap things we can do that also get us off our ass. After the initial cost, we’re pretty much set up to go looking for trails to conqure with toddler in tow.

‘Cept there’s no google for “easy paths for fat parents.” So here’s a new category: Paths we’ve tested. Fatass approved.

Since we’ll be moving to Seattle in a month, we thought we better get going on the Portland area while we’re still around. Today we hit Champoeg. (pronounced Shampoo-Ey) It touts long paved paths, easy hills, and little traffic.

It is not so good on the ego, however.

LB seemed to enjoy herself in the trailer while Daddy and I biked for the first time in almost three years.  The trail is easy as promised with tons of kids and old people on bikes. We were hoping to find something easy for the test run, both for LB and ourselves. Champoeg is perfect for that. If you’re looking for someplace to take your grandpa out on a sixty year old bike, this is just the place. There are some hills toward the end of the trail just outside the actual park that you might breathe a little hard on (or need to walk) but the two of us flew right up without any trouble. Well, I’m lying a touch. We were breathing hard and we can’t seem to get off the couch this afternoon. But at the time, we thought we rocked that hill.

Of course, it did help that I passed some four year old with training wheels. Talk about something to be proud of…