Wednesday was both our first “date night” with the Xtracycles and the inaugural voyage of Mark’s Xtracycle. “Voyage” seems apt given the extra size, weight etc. of an X-bike. Mark picked his up from the Sports Garage Tuesday night (with the car oddly enough) and was immediately handed the task of hauling the weekly dairy purchase home from the Farmers’ Market on Wednesday. That’s 2 gallons of milk, 1/2 gallon of yogurt (all in thick heavy glass jars!), and some cheese – all packed in a cooler loaded with ice.
Naturally it rained…. That had Mark rethinking the wisdom of swapping out the bulky mountain bike tires with lots of grip for the skinny, fast “slick” tires that seemed to have only a mild understanding of the importance of traction. On more than one turn he reacquainted himself with his Catholic past.
Thankfully, there was a spectacular double rainbow for us to enjoy all the way home. Maybe it was divine intervention intended to have us give the skinny tires a rest. Rainbows, let alone full double rainbows, do not happen every day, and it felt somehow more spectacular on our bikes than it would have in a car.
Take time to enjoy the rainbows, friends!