Big Brother and I rode over to Practical Cycle this afternoon to get the Peanut Shell reinstalled since we don't have a socket wrench to do it easily and I needed to get out of the house.
The Mondo Slings held up beautifully!
As we rolled into the shop, we were greeted to a wonderful surprise! Our friends, the Oldens, had just finished purchasing an orange Mundo! The whole family was there! I didn't even know they had been thinking about getting one but they had borrowed our Mundo yesterday for Kidical Mass. I love having an extra cargo bike to share!
These guys are not new to family biking. You've probably seen them featured here many times. They are the family we call when we think of something silly to try out and I'm always shocked at how willing they are to join our shenanigans. We've ridden up to Folsom and back on a whim together, camped at Beal's Point, zipped off to The Davis farmer's market, and they joined our crazy Xmas tree adventure.
A couple of years ago, they got a trailer to bike their kids around, but as the kiddos grew, they had a harder time getting out to ride. We did a lot of kid-swapping or loaned them our Mundo for Randy to ride. Now, they have a great bike that both Jennifer and Randy can transport their kids easily.
They added the Monkey Bars because the munchkins are 7 and 4, old enough to not need the Peanut Shell but still need some peace of mind that they are contained, even when sleepy. They chose two Go-Getter bags for tons of waterproof cargo space, two Soft Spots for comfy seating, and topped it all off with a set of lights, Nutcases for the kids, and a sturdy lock. Another smart move was swapping out the standard tubes for thick, self-sealing ones and tire liners. They had put a lot of thought into exactly what they needed for their comfort and happiness.
We finished up the night with pizza and a night ride home with Jennifer--such a wonderful way to end the weekend!
Welcome to the Mundo family, Oldens! What will our next adventure be?