started out with breakfast at the bakehouse, so so wonderful (ran into the kids i nanny for, and everyone had to have a look at erik's tiger tattoo because the 2 year old just RAVES about it to the rest of the family, haha). then we went for a long ride, which turned into a way long ride due to angry setbacks at the beginning. angrybear/frustratedbear fixing a wheel:
it was a rough start to the ride, but it all went so well; i had tons of fun and i rarely ride on the west side of town.
even found some dead trees, courtesy of the emerald ash borer. in case you're unaware, this is what the beetle does to the soft tissue of a tree when it is killing the tree: