Life and Times of the Sharp Family

1000 Days of Thankful...and Counting


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day 1092 -- Tandem Bike

Colby and I rented a tandem bike today, which is something I have wanted to do for a VERY long time.

Here's a picture of us we begged our salesgirl to take of us right as we left the shop.

We cruised the bike path from Hermosa Beach to Santa Monica, which is about 15 miles in length.  It hugs the ocean pretty much the entire way, so needless to say, it was breathtaking.

It was also fun to learn to master the art of tandem bike-riding.  It took just a couple of minutes to get the hang of pedaling and steering together, but once we got the hang of it, we just kept getting better and better.

One of the best thing about tandem bike-riding is that you really get to talk and spend time with the person you are biking with.  Instead of figuring out a way to ride side-by-side on the path or go around slower bikers, or try not to hit runners, walkers, roller-skaters, or skateboarders, you just weave together.  You get to talk a ton since you are right next to each other.  In fact, sometimes, we were a little too close since Colby was able to reach forward and tickle me more often than I'd have preferred. :)

We got to see Venice Beach and tooled around Santa Monica a bit (where we ate an INCREDIBLE vegan lunch) and headed back to see the sunset over Redondo Beach.  All in all, we rode close to 35 miles together.  Combine that with the 7 and a half I ran this morning, and my legs were happily exhausted.

I am so thankful that I got to experience tandem biking with my husband.  I had such a wonderful time with him and I feel so blessed to be here together.

Thank God for our tandem bike!

Lord, thank you for an amazing day with my husband.  Thank you for all of your incredible blessings that you've brought us just in this day.  Please keep us safe and bless us the rest of the trip.  In your name I pray, Amen.