Posts Tagged ‘bakfiets’

Shout outs

02Oct10

Two surprising shout outs from the street today. This morning on the way to the farmer’s market, we got a “look at that silly thing!” from a little girl in her lawn. Which was of course hilarious. Tonight on the way to ice cream, we passed a handful of people on a second-floor balcony. A […]


I’ve been riding the bakfiets full time since Mr. Blazer mashed up my Raleigh. I love my LBS, but they’re a tiny shop. With Memorial Day weekend coming up, they said they’d need at least a week and a half to order the rim and build the wheel. I could have gone to the other […]


Warning: toddler video.


It’s a box of cushions, so it doesn’t weigh as much as it looks it might, but it’s still a huge awkward box. The bakfiets doesn’t care. The only differences between carrying this and other loads is you need a little more room around cars and you can’t see exactly into which potholes the front […]


Thank you for the kind words of encouragement, concerned passer-by! Fortunately, for every grouchy old man on the street who disapproves of the bakfiets, we pass dozens of others who are fascinated by the whole endeavor. We met old man on the way to the twins’ 15-month doctor’s appointment this afternoon. On the way back, […]


Heavy

10Apr10

Big bag of nails in there somewhere, too.


Picnic dinner

05Apr10

Say your basement is flooded with twenty inches of water and it’s only days after getting the heat and hot water repaired that you realize the water has shorted out the motor in your washing machine. You’ve got 10 days’ worth of laundry for four people, two of whom are 15-month-olds. One of the loads […]


Dear Dutch Bike Co., Thanks for importing Clarijs bags! Fondly, BCW


We took a ride to the river path a few weekends back. The path starts five miles from here. In previous years, before kids, we’d taken a direct route, most of which was along a road with a 45mph stretch. This year we wound through the neighboring downtown along quiet residential and mostly empty industrial […]