Hello everyone! Are you enjoying what I hope is a fine spring day where ever you are? 🙂
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. It’s a fairly large one, and since it’s not finished yet there is a big area of concrete to ride around on. That’s especially nice for us since it’s a bit harder to bike on gravel roads than asphalt (or concrete).
I didn’t bike much since my bike’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.
It was mostly Allison and Jeff who roller skated after I was done. Everyone caught the hang of it pretty fast (in my opinion) considering we’d never roller skated before.
Here is Dad… mowing? XD He was moving some stuff out of the shop so we’d have more room. I think this is one of the many mowers Jeff is trying to fix.
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. 🙂
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 boys’ heads. 😛
In order for my feet to fit in Dad’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!
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.
Dad rode Logan’s bike around and popped some wheelies without a ramp (which I sadly didn’t photograph) while the boys were updating their wheelie ramp.
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.
Eventually the it was time for the younger siblings to go to bed so we headed back to the house.
I’m sure we’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. 🙂 Have a great day!
Have you played hockey with roller skates before?