After dropping the kids at school I switched to bigger and quieter cargo, my friend Alyssa’s new EdgeRunner. She was busy using her Xtracycled Breezer to carry her cross bike and Burley Piccolo. Not that she couldn’t have carried all three bikes, but she knows I like to haul cargo bikes.
Alyssa was dropping bikes off to be worked on, but the real reason we were at JRA was to check out a tandem bike. We’ve been daydreaming about a tandem bike lately, but we need to figure out a way to hide it from our spouses.
The tandem was super fun and we each took a turn being the captain. We didn’t end up taking the tandem so it’s still available at JRA and can be yours for a suggested $50 donation to a bicycle-oriented non profit, such as Washington Bikes, Bike Works or Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
The only other excitement of the day was when one of the straps holding my Xtracycle FreeLoader buckle to the v-rack broke off. The original velcro had already broken a while ago and I’d reattached it with two zip ties. Of course my bag of groceries didn’t fall out here on the sidewalk, but rather in an intersection…but very close to the corner so it didn’t get run over.
Now to find my stash of zip ties. And dream of tandem bikes.
Today’s miles: 21.1 miles
April cumulative: 123 miles
Bikes ridden: 2
April cumulative: 6
April cumulative: 8