Monday, March 16, 2009

Dating Potential of the Madsen Cargo Bike

Saturday night, Callie and I went to a book discussion group with our homeschool friends. We went by bike. I just had Callie ride in the bucket. We didn't go far, but it handled well and Callie enjoyed the ride. Our friends were impressed. Other women were jealous, I always like that.

As far as the technical aspects go, the Madsen has no trouble hauling extra people, in fact, I took Callie and the baby to church by bike on Sunday and Brigham was in and out a bit, he just likes to run. no problem. However, for taking dates as opposed to children, the Madsen is a bit awkward as it has a rather tall bucket that Callie has to climb up into. An Xtracycle setup is probably a better date option. We'll work on getting one or two of those in the near future.

I am very much of the opinion that bicycles can be used for about anything that a person or a family needs to do. I also think that there are plenty of reasons why they should. Bicycles increase your health and fitness, they allow you to actually enjoy the world around you instead of just passing through in a steel and glass bubble, and they keep gasoline prices low by decreasing oil demand. These are just a few of the reasons that I love bicycles and bike riding. I am excited to see more and more bikes coming out that are conducive to day to day living rather than racing or recreation. I will share some of these on this site as time goes on.

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