Of course, it's another sad reminder why you shouldn't get cable locks. I can't tell you how many people come into Practical Cycle and buy the $30 junky cable lock with a safety rating of 2 (yes, really) and won't think of buying the u-lock that's the same cost but rated a 6 or 7. New Sacramento bike blogger Velodious, happened to come out with a handy guide to preventing bike theft. A simple, easy to follow guide to prevent that horrible feeling when you see an empty space where your beloved ride once was. I've had two bikes stolen--one was left at a BART station for too long and one was accidentally left unlocked on my car rack. Not the brightest actions. It's a terrible reminder for me to increase our bikes' security systems. I've gotten lazy thinking that my giant bike is enough of a deterrent but it's not worth the risk. Those heavy, expensive locks are worth it. We're going to be getting enough for each bike to have one.
However, today was a bit harder. Both boys were happy to jump aboard again but midway to school, Little Brother had a fit and started trying to stand up while I was riding a busy section. He was pulling on the cables and flopping around like crazy. I was able to placate him with the water bottle but it was pretty nerve-wracking. He is obviously too young to not be restrained on the bike (and CA vehicle code says that children under 4 need to be bucked in on a bike, anyway). I probably won't be using the Cycle Truck to carry him very often anymore, unless I can figure out a way to keep him contained.
Also, for the first time since I picked up the Cycle Truck, I rode my Linus. At first, it was so strange to change bikes that I almost thought my Linus was broken! I was wobbling around and couldn't steady the front wheel. Luckily, I was able to adjust after about a half block or so but it was a pretty funny feeling to be so out-of-control on a bike. I'm still really enjoying the long-john set-up and feel like this is our best option for a second cargo bike. My next test is going to be getting Zorro in for a ride.