The Great Mosquito Attack of 2013

Yesterday evening the older kids and I decided to get out for a bike ride. We had a great ride. The kids were riding fast and we made it from Greenwood to one of the pedestrian bridges downtown. We had a break and then headed home. I had allotted extra time for our ride home so we did not need to be in a hurry.

We were about 1/2 mile from the end, in the thick of the woods, when Mari threw her chain. Normally this would not be a big deal, but as soon as we stopped we were swarmed by mosquitoes. I was struggling to get her chain back on because her chain guard was in the way. The kids were running around, biking around, and swatting their hearts out trying to stay away from the mosquitoes. After trying for a few minutes we decided to just run the bikes back, so Mari and I ran the rest of the way, swatting as best we could.

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