“Just the Girls” enjoyed a fun little road ride on Monday, with 10 of us gathering to spin our legs out from the weekend while making some new friends. Actually, it was 12 of us including my 2 and 5 year old girls sitting up front in the cargo bike eating LUNA Bars and reading Dr. Seuss. We all headed up Falls Rd. towards Jones Falls Trail at a leisurely pace, conversing as the grey urban landscape slowly transformed to a backdrop of lush greenery and flowers (hey, it was a chick ride after all, and we even stopped to pick raspberries!).
After cruising up the wooded switchbacks up to Druid Hill Park, a couple of us raced around the lake, and then we all coasted down the short-cut to Falls Road.
The highlight may have been when Shirley spotted a dollar bill in the road, and banged a U-ee to snag it. She promptly gave it to my 2 year old, but then started hunting for the something else one to give my other quietly frowning kid. Sure enough, passing through (what else, the red light district!), she found another dollar to save the day.
So this women’s ride was a success and we actually made a profit. The average speed of the ride… umm, no faster than 12 MPH, but who’s counting?