I also got my awesome Go Getter Bag and started putting it to the test already. It is HUGE!!! I love the divider so I can have one side be my bike gear/tools side and the other with the kid necessities, food, and other gear. It fits well behind the Peanut shell so between that and my milk crate, I can just about take anything!
I had another event on Sunday but luckily, I didn't have to carry anything as it was up in Fair Oaks (20 miles each direction). I was happy to discover the Fair Oaks Bridge turnoff from the American River Bike Trail. I really feel like I'm getting to know my biking way around Sacramento now and it's incredible how much you can get to by riding the Trail. It felt pretty funny to be riding with the "roadies" that morning but on the way back, there were more "normal" riders enjoying the beautiful weather as well. I feel like the complete antithesis of a "roadie" but still a cyclist nonetheless. I do wish that people would stop seeing cycling as so much of a sport or exercise and remember that it can also be used for transportation. The parking lots along the Trail fill up with folks driving in from all over just to clip in and ride up and down the river--sort of like the folks who drive to the gym just to run on a treadmill for an hour.
One new accomplishment: I took my first passenger for a real ride! My aunt rode over to drop off her bike to get it tuned up by Jose and I jokingly offered to ride her back to her house (about 1.5 miles away). To my amazement, she not only agreed but insisted! She perched off the back of the Mundo's rack, behind the Peanut Shell and hung on for dear life. It was so fun to have a real conversation and she was such a good sport, especially since I didn't have any padding for her and went over a couple of big bumps. When I dropped her off, I ended up taking her other bike home to get that one a tune up as well. Today, I towed the trailer behind us from my mom's house. I'm getting much more comfortable with weird loads and it is opening up so many opportunities!
Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE THIS BIKE?