Today when I arrived, the games were stacked in order of play. First up, bird bingo.

Carson always chooses a couple of memory games – he knows he can win those.

End of story?

It was supposed to be, but not quite. I bought an e-bike on March 5, but it was a lemon. There were no similar replacements anywhere so Midtown Trek ordered the one I wanted, the 2022 model. It arrived about two weeks ago, but the front fork was damaged in shipping, the back fender scuffed, the front fender with a dent. The replacement fork was sent right away but did not match the rest of the bike. It will be September before the correct parts arrive. Meanwhile, I want to ride this bike so on went the wrong-color fork and imperfect fenders. First stop was Dani and Kathy’s house. Dani has done ALL the work to get the bike to this point, plus a zero dollar outlay from me for a newer model and a very nice electronic accessory! So nice to know an excellent consumer advocate. Thanks Dani!

I am ready to ride!


My very first charrette – “an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development.” Jibe invited me and other community members to check out possibilities for improving signage on local trails.

In the range of design choices, from traditional to artistic signage, we all encouraged a design more in the artistic range. I’m looking forward to see what the design team comes up with.

Your bike rides this week

Sunday June 19. I rode with Lennore, Brenda, Cheryl, Terri, Jim:

Monday June 20. I rode with Kathy, Dani, Terri, and Cheryl:

Tuesday June 21. I rode with Kathy, Leo, Dani, Cindy, and Cheryl:

Wednesday June 22. I rode with Cheryl, Leo, and Barbara:

Thursday June 23. An early evening ride with Brenda and Lennore:

Friday June 24. Cindy took Olive for her first bike ride:

Saturday June 25. I rode with Leo, Cheryl, and Barbara (who look as serious as the people in the posters behind them):

Cindy and Olive rode with us to Discovery Park. Olive isn’t quite ready for a 31-mile ride yet.

Your bike rides this week

Sunday June 12. All graduates of Better on Bikes 1 and 4. Brenda, Jim, Lennore, Paul, Tracy, Terri, Amal, Cheryl:

Monday June 13. Leo took this picture of Dani, Cheryl, Terri, Kathy:

Me and Cindy:

Tuesday June 15. Kathy, Dani, Barbara, Cheryl:

Thursday June 16. Dani, Jane, Barbara, Kathy, Cheryl:

Friday June 17. A great 41-mile ride on the American River Parkway with Terri, Barbara, and Cheryl. Lunch at William Pond.

Saturday June 18. Dani and Kathy: