Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cycle Truck Cargo Bike (Bakfiet style)

Meet "The Ogre." 

I ordered the frameset from Cycle Trucks designer and builder John Lucas in West Sacramento. There was an eight month wait time but it was worth it. During that time I found another family that would enjoy the Dutch Bakfiet. It was a great bike but I needed something I can customize and with a bi-partible frame.

The bronze weld and finish look amazing that several of my friends recommended a clearcoat finish. Adding a dark brown Brooks B67 saddle and painting the treated birchwood deck in dark walnut gave the bike a vintage and industrial look.

It is very easy to ride and maneuver. The slick balloon tires gives it a smooth ride. It has a 40 and 30 tooth front chainringand a Nexus 7 spd IGH. I had few people ride it for the first time. And it took them less than five secods to adjust to the long wheelbase.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BOB Trailer and DIY PVC Surfboard rack

Very compact surfboard and beach gear hauler. The PVC surfboard rack is well made. I hope it inspires you to carry more with your bike.

Monday, November 10, 2014

CicloSDia (San Diego Open Streets)

The third CicloSDias connected Balboa Park, Hillcrest local businesses and neighborhoods, and farmers market. Over 15000 people of all ages and wages explored their neighborhood sans cars.

Although there were only 2.5 miles of Open Streets to people. There were a lot to see and do. We rode our bikes from Balboa Park to Hillcrest farmers market. We explored and discovered many local businesses. Then setup for a picnic to meet friends for lunch.

Photo courtesy of K.C. Aflred for the SD Union Tribune

Photo courtesy of Stephan Vance

Saturday, December 21, 2013

An important accessory to have

Always bring a fashionable doggie-poop-bag holder when out and about with your favorite pets