What better way to celebrate Boise Bike Week, than to do a hardware upgrade?
Mackenzie could've probably made it through one more summer on her 20-inch bike. But I swear, I've had to adjust the seatpost up another half-inch every month or so. She's growing! It was just about maximum-extended. So, I've been casually watching the Craigslist for a decent 24-inch bike.
Lots of department-store throw-away 24-inchers, and the bike-shop models have all been going for a premium price. But patience paid off, and I found a nice little Kona "Hula" in pink and white. If Mackie had spec'd it out herself, that's what she would've wanted. And, it's been owned by a bike-riding family, meticulously maintained, and stored indoors.
We took it on a quick around-the park on Night One. Tonight we gave it a better workout - Mackie put 7 miles or so on it, and was rewarded with a refreshing root beer float.
She declares, "I love this bike!" I'm guessing it will serve her nicely for next three summers, at which point she'll be ready for a grown-up size bike.
We'll be riding in the Pedal Power Parade, along with Baby Bonnie. Hope you can make it!