This weekend, we tested out our Crazier Train for the first time! What better time then Kidical MASSive to debut our newest rig?
Our Bike Friday tandem still isn't quite perfect, still needs a tuneup and some fit adjustments but it's rideable. Our friend Keith came by and made our Burley Piccolo rack fit on the back by adding longer rack stays.
Little Brother gets the middle seat because he's known to be a bit erratic and unpredictable at times. Big Brother, on the other hand, is very useful by letting me know about any riding infractions. Last time LB was on the Piccolo, he ended up sitting backwards and dragging his feet on the ground.
Kidical MASSive was great! We had about 25 riders and started at the Oak Park Farmers Market where we got $5 in produce bucks to spend. Melissa and her family counteracted the healthy stuff with boxes of doughnuts to celebrate their daughter's birthday. Then we rode down to the Colonial Heights library to see their garden and learn about their seed library. It's such a great library!
The Crazier Train worked out beautifully. I was even able to add a pannier to the Piccolo rack to carry home all our grapes and books. This will be such a fun adventure bike! The boys were actually helpful pedalers. I can't wait to take this our camping once it's more reliable.
Speaking of camping, this weekend is our second annual Kidical Overnight Extravaganza! We don't have enough cargo space to take the Crazier Train but I plan on letting the boys ride their own bikes as much as possible. I'm even going to load up Big Brother's panniers for the first time.
One bummer today was that someone stole some clothes out of my pannier while I was in class. Dirty gym clothes! I had gotten too complacent about leaving things in the panniers. I came out to find one side open and mostly empty. They left the spare tube and pump and didn't get my helmet that was in the other side. Can't complain too much as it wasn't a big loss, just annoyed at the violation of space and that I lost my favorite tote bag. I'll be more careful about emptying out my bags when I leave them. Ugh.