Our bikes live on a porch, open to the weather. Over the last six months, they’ve begun to take a beating. Rachel’s bike is about a year old and rust is starting to appear around the fasteners holding it together.

Today we took the first step to keeping the bikes in good working order: cleaning and oiling the chains. It was Rachel’s first time using an oil can and she did a bang-up job! Her chain is well-lubricated. She’s circling the neighborhood right now 🙂