Frisör och helgen utforskning = haircut and weekend exploration
In between mastery of new skills, we've been out and about doing a deep dive in the neighborhood. This neighborhood is fairly new by Stockholm standards and is in a space between the former Olympic grounds, the extensive King's Garden (effectively public lands) and a refurbished industrial zone. Depending on which direction, you can find all sorts of athletic buildings, long trails and forested land, or cement trucks and industrial tracks. Our wanderings tend towards trails and forest land, augmented by our trusty but pathetic bicycles.
On Saturday, we biked out along the Baltic and found a magical picnic place and an outdoor exercise/throw each other off the balance beam zone.
|Lara's bike (Dutch vintage, looks a lot like it escaped WWII)
|Chris' bike, largely held together with a promise and the periodic use of a wrench to keep the pedals on
|Elizabeth on her fairly reliable bike
|Stephen's borrowed bike- a common scene of fixing it before we ride
On Sunday afternoon, we took our bikes out to the nearby flow course. The Swedish national mountain bike team has been building a set of trails and they happen to be about 1 km from our apartment. It's been too icy or muddy to ride but as things dry out and warm up a bit, the trails are more tempting. We may rent some more capable mountain bikes this week and see if that helps.