Though there is no lack of bikes in my house (my partner works for a bike store), we’ve never managed to get a practical around-town bike that I would feel safe locking up at the grocery store parking lot. Similarly, Mike has been talking to Rob about whether it is possible to convert his slim road bike into something usable for errands around town.
I had a little fun on the web this morning when I followed some links to these european bikes sold through Flying Pigeon LA on Figueroa Street.
I love the post-WWII style of these cargo bikes! I imagine riding 9 miles to work with all my folders, files, and tools in the bucket. The postwar look would fit in perfectly at the botanical garden. Or I could load up with kids and five shopping bags worth of groceries… while wearing a skirt.