I was hoping to be able to post some glamour shots from our bike to school day celebration today but sadly we were rained out. Instead I’ve got this high tech screen capture of my route. CPS must follow the Bike Snob school of reasoning that says “If it rains, take the bus”. Even sadder than bike to school day being canceled, there was no notice of its cancelation sent out so a few kids showed up to school on their bikes but the administration wouldn’t store them in the gym as was originally planned. None of the kids seemed to have locks so the options presented to them were to leave their bikes out front to be swiped or call their parents to come pick them up. Insult added to injury.
I had the foresight to ride the big rig this morning with the ability to tow the kiddo’s 16” bike home so luckily, I was able to remove her front wheel at school and clamp her bike in the quick release axle for the trip home. Poor kid will have to be soggy all day in class though.
This is the first rain we’ve had since the start of fall and while it was somewhere around 58 or 60F this morning, I know that the colder rains are on their way. I guess it’s time to dig out the rain cover from storage and pop it back on until next April.