Some of you might have noticed my Zombie Apocalypse photo on various social media. Silly? Yes. Ridiculous? Yes. Distasteful and violent? Probably. Terribly fun? YES!!! A few weeks ago, I was riding with Jose (and probably the kids, too, since they're usually where ever we are...leeches *said with love*...) and we were having another brilliant "bike ride" conversation. You know the ones, they usually start as the blood pools in your legs and less makes it to your brain. They're usually the most profound thoughts you've ever had. This was mine: "You know, bike touring is really just training for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse." Brilliance. And very true. When else will you be forced to ride mile after mile with everything you need on the back of your bike? Why else would any one subject themselves to this sort of torture if some crazy brain-eating monster wasn't right behind them? And you just thought we do this for fun.
happened to post an event in Portland, OR shortly after my stroke of genius. Pedalpalooza
is a natural disaster relief trial for cargo bikes. If the transportation infrastructure breaks down, who will be the ones delivering tons of aid/food/water to those in need? Cargo bikes! The Yuba Mundo
is rated to carry 440lbs in cargo alone. Amazing! That's a heck of a lotta rice that you'd be darn happy to see rolling down your way after a disaster.
Now, you might be asking yourself, what do Zombies have to do with any of this? Nothing! Probably. But if it comes down to it, I'm going to be on my Mundo and arming my kiddos with Zombie bashing equipment--rolling pins and shovels for example.
Luckily for us (especially since Little Brother can't quite aim his rolling pin), the Zombie Apocalypse is far in the future (hopefully). We'll be ready for them...