We popped along very briefly between an airport pickup and teaching as we wanted to try out one of the bikes with a child in the front instead of empty
It was a pretty small turn-out compared to the one earlier in the year, despite the weather actually being heaps better.
Dutchcargobikes didn't have the Bullitt there
Interestingly Gary who bought out Tim's business is changing the design of the cargobikes a bit, and is about to get the new display models in next week. Out are the coaster brakes (yay, and my #1 reservation about getting one), in is a slightly lighter frame.
I was keen to see if he'd managed to completely build up his new Longjohn prototype, but he explained that it was not going so well and he's currently trying to find a new lot of people to manufacture those particular frames for him after many frustrations with the current lot.
He did however talk us into trying out some of his Yuba Mundo extra-cycle type thing, with their own kiddie-seat on the back. It's not light, but it rode, well, like a bike
as opposed to the oddities of the box-bikes. SqueazEd was particularly taken with it, and I wish I'd managed to get a good photo of the glee on his face as MrSqueaza came back from a trip around the park. With huge panniers available, and various options for carrying kids on the back, it's definitely an alternative to a bakfiets-style bike - not quite as versatile for carting stuff, but at the same time much easier to ride for people like me who take a bit of time to adapt to new bicycles. Gives us more to think about
Still a cyclist, albeit one who never rides any more....