Monday, April 10, 2006

Weekend Round-up: A bicycle built for two

Despite the on-again off-again weather, this turned out to be a lovely weekend! Friday night was a literal "wash" when it started pouring right at 5:30. Rob and I headed straight home for dinner and a movie.

Saturday morning's weather was much better. After a breakfast at the Flower Market Cafe, we picked up our new rug and ran a bunch of errands. With Rob determined to buy a new bicycle, we stopped at Valencia Cyclery. The tandem bike was still on sale and we took a very harry test drive (imagine trying to navigate the potholes and Boogaloo brunch crowds of Valencia Street on a tandem bike!) before deciding to buy it. For the record, I barely know how to ride a bike!

Later that afternoon, we went to visit the Macy's Flower Show and did a bit of shopping downtown. We tried to go shopping for dinner at home but Safeway was extremely crowded. Instead, we went for dinner at La Mediterranee on Noe St. Delicious!

Up bright and early Sunday morning for our first tandem bike ride. Rob is always good about motivating me to do things I don't want to do, so for this trip he picked up the Sunday Times and promised breakfast at the de Young cafe. This bicycle trip went much, much better than the heart-attack inducing Valencia test. The park was full of even more blossoms than last week! Back home to wait out a quick rain before taking the bus to Crissy Field and Sports Basement. An early dinner with Jean and Trent Sunday night before crashing out.

Don't I sound so sporty!? Ha! Although I am largely anti-bike, I will admit that riding the tandem with Rob was a lot of fun. Having a boyfriend who is your total opposite often leads to unexpectedly entertaining adventures! How was your weekend?

1 comment:

Roos said...

Very nice blog! I can imagine that it was quiet difficult to do a test on this bike!!