Sunday, August 24, 2008

We're back, and what a trip

Early morning in RMNP, originally uploaded by stoutag.

I don't have time presently to any kind of real trip report yet, but what I can say is that it was a great time, and despite some definite obstacles (everyone coming down with a ferocious cold while visiting family in Keystone, and having record rainfall in August) it was a great time.

We saw a lot of beautiful stuff that we'd never gotten to experience by bike, Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road, Summit County mountain spleandor, the Peak to Peak Highway and Boulder Canyon.  Many places we've known and loved much of our lives, but it was all new getting to tour them by bike and share that experience with our kiddos.

Next year I'm definitely getting a waterproof handlebar bag, so that the SLR is more accessible, as there were simply too many great vistas passed up due to the camera being packed too far away.

What sums it up is this  "Where are we going next year?!?!"


aubree said...

The cover for the kids is awesome. Did you make that or buy it?
I live in Seatle and need somethng to keep the kids dry.

Thanks for sharing your adventures.


The Stouts said...

We made it. We technically live in an arid climate, but between cold winters and the downpours we get when it does rain, this was a necessity if we were to carry the kids on this thing as primary transportation.

If enough folks show interest we could try to work up a rough pattern for others usage. Its pretty simple construction if you know your way around a sewing machine at all, or could probably even supply the materials to a tailor with some supplied materials and have it made pretty reasonably.

Reuben said...

would definitely be interested in a pattern! plans for the kid-seat snap deck as well.

you guys are an inspiration.

Juan said...

Great seeing you on the road...glad you had a safe trip. I was in a bit of a rush when I passed you at Jay, but would love to check out your bike sometime! Keep Rolling.

Alvin Gregorio said...

i stumbled upon your blog and have been in awe. i have been very interested in going car-free. i'm from southern cali, so i've been so conditioned to drive. but i'm working on it. i have a seven month old baby and have been trying to figure out how to get him around town via bike.

by chance i also live in longmont and am an artist. i am an art professor at cu and am gearing up to commute by bike this year, last year it was the bolt/bike, i want to try and forego the bolt this year. anyways, it would be nice to meet up one day so i could pick your brains on commuting in boulder county and checkout the rig. looking forward to more stories of your camping expedition.

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