Wheelie Wheel-y

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying what I hope is a fine spring day where ever you are? ๐Ÿ™‚

A few evenings ago my siblings and I decided to get our bikes out of a trailer along with some ancient roller blades that belonged to my dad, head down to the shop, and bike and roll around.

After loading the bikes and two pairs of roller blades on our UTV we headed over to the shop. Itโ€™s a fairly large one, and since itโ€™s not finished yet there is a big area of concrete to ride around on. Thatโ€™s especially nice for us since itโ€™s a bit harder to bike on gravel roads than asphalt (or concrete).

I didnโ€™t bike much since my bikeโ€™s tires were flat, but I had a lot of fun photographing my siblings (and parents who came down a little later) on wheels after I had roller skated.

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It was mostly Allison and Jeff who roller skated after I was done.ย  Everyone caught the hang of it pretty fast (in my opinion) considering weโ€™d never roller skated before.

Here is Dad… mowing? XD He was moving some stuff out of the shop so weโ€™d have more room. I think this is one of the many mowers Jeff is trying to fix.

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The boys grabbed some board scraps and some screws and a few tools and constructed a quick wheelie ramp. They kept updating it and changing it after a few wheelies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was fun to try to get pictures of them doing wheelies. Sadly the lens was a bit too zoomy (you may applaud my very professional DSLR camera terms) so it usually cropped off the boysโ€™ heads.ย  ๐Ÿ˜›

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This might be my favorite one.ย 

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In order for my feet to fit in Dadโ€™s size 11 roller skates I had to wear several pairs of fuzzy socks. Considering how dirty they got while I was photographing, I think I should have stuck with being the barefoot gal rather than the bunny sock gal!

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Since the roller skates were too big for Carmen, she was learning how to ride a bike while we skated. My parents helped her learn and she got the hang of it after a little while.

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Dad rode Loganโ€™s bike around and popped some wheelies without a ramp (which I sadly didnโ€™t photograph) while the boys were updating their wheelie ramp.

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It was fun biking, skating, wheelie-ing, and photographing, but I think Maggie was a little nervous with all the humans flying around at alarming speeds.

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Eventually the it was time for the younger siblings to go to bed so we headed back to the house.

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Iโ€™m sure weโ€™ll put the shop to good use with fixing equipment and with our bikes and skates. We actually played a rather interesting game of hockey with our cousins the next day. We used some scrap wood for hockey sticks, a crushed Pepsi can for a hockey puck, and cement for ice. Despite the fact that my team (the Triumphants) lost (to the Victories or Victorious or something like that) and the brilliant blackish-blue hue of my knee the next day, it was a lot of fun.

I hope you enjoyed this post! I realize the photo quality isn’t the best, but hopefully you enjoyed the content of the photos at least. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

Have you played hockey with roller skates before?

ย Favorite photo?

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30 thoughts on “Wheelie Wheel-y

  1. AHH MEGAN THIS LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN. Man, I wish I had a bike. And ooh, wheelies…not that that looks very safe, but it looks like a lot of fun. Since y’all are getting the hang of roller skating, I suggest you try tap-dancing at the same time. I watched a movie where they did that… XD

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  2. Zoomy- the professional DSLR term I use myself! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Neat shop. It must be pretty big to ride around in. I wish we could’ve got the bikes out- but the weather was way too windy to try. Is the shop on your new farm, if you don’t mind me asking?- Jo

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  3. This looked like so much fun, I’ve never rollerskated before but I’ve wanted to try! Biking is always fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the hockey game sounded fun too, though it sounds like it was painful to you! I think Carmen is SO cute, just saying, haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Oh my goodness, this looks so fun! I love roller skating, it’s a great way to get exercise, but only if you’re okay with the slight chance of falling and getting injured :O
    (By the way, not sure if I’ve commented or not yet. If not… hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  5. That looks like a lot of fun! It’s great that you have such a large space to roller blade. My siblings and I used to roller blade in our garage and the concrete patio, but neither space was as big as yours. We did play hockey occasionally, too. Also, we biked a lot more than we ever roller bladed, and it was all on a gravel driveway–a hilly one, at that! So it can be done. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Hiya Megan, how are you doing? Just was wondering how do you put your own button on your blog? I made it on Picmonkey according to your tips on blog design, but I have no clue on how to put it on my blog! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Do you have any advice?
    Respectfully, Jo

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  7. Great pictures! Looks like some fun family time too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, Carmen is just SO cute and it’s awesome that she learned how to ride a bike! Roller blades are so much fun!!! I want to go roller skating again soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you ever been ice skating? I went this last winter, and it was SO much fun!!! Thanks for posting this!!! So much fun to look over!

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