The mighty Mundo! Thanks, Kate, for these amazing photos!
Inside the studio...LIVE!!
I'd never been on t.v. before! This morning, the boys and I were a part of a short news segment about the Cool California Challenge
on News 10 in the Morning. We rode down to the station for our 8:45am call and found out that we wouldn't be on until 9:45am. We got to hang out with Erik DeKok, Maurice, Diamond, and 'Nama while the boys ran around like the crazy little guys they are. Kate
came, too, to help document the adventure. When it was our turn to go into the studio, they had the boys in the bike with 'Nama by their side, plying them with food so they wouldn't scream (they were, thankfully, awesome!) and Erik and I were on the sofa chatting with Keba.
Big Brother having some doubts about being in a "movie."
Little Brother just wanted to eat.
'Nama on standby for any screaming children.
Looking totally calm and collected...right?
Here it is: http://www.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=1678762341001
There were so many things I wish I had said afterwards! It was such a blur being up there, not very nerve-wracking, but it just went so quickly. I had expected to answer more questions about what we were doing but I ended up mostly just describing the Mundo--they were in total awe over this monster of a bike. Sadly, I don't think I had even mentioned the bike by name! Luckily, Kate pointed out that it was plastered all over the news so she's pretty sure it was clear enough. I had wanted to mention our Kidical Mass
rides and the website
, too. It was a great learning experience and totally fun. Our two minutes of fame!
After the program, we met up with my folks at Insight Coffee nearby. While we were there, more interested people came by to chat about the bike (and Little Brother who was passed out, as always). I met one of my recent Tiny Helmets Facebook page "likes" and then John of Cycle Trucks
rode up, surprisingly. He joined us at our table and we got a chance to talk more about his bikes and cargo cycling. I even got to test out his newest creation that we was making for a friend. His bikes are made with recycled components to make them very reasonably priced. This one was approximately $800, as opposed to the $2000-$3000 range you usually see for bakfiets type bikes. I am looking forward to learning more about his bikes and trailers and going on more cargo bike rides together.
Big and Little Brothers unwinding after their moments of fame.
John with his latest creation (the bike that kept him from coming out on the Davis Cargo Ride last night)
Very different steering, it actually took me a bit to make the thing go straight but once I got it down, it was really fun.
Such a fun day today! To top it off, I had met a fellow Yuba rider this morning on my way to the studio. Peter has a v.1 Mundo he bought used and was on his way back home after dropping off his daughter. It's always so great to meet other cargo bikers and nice to see that even after many years, the Mundo keeps on trucking!