My baby bike
|Not actual bike. The test bike I used in July|
Once on field day I gave kids rides in Volunteer park for school field day. I am sure some parent would have freaked out but I rode only on the grass and it was funny. I remember putting one particularly skinny 5th grader in there. It was fun! What other mother would do that? Yes, I know, I am absolutely bonkers.
So, this Xtracycle kept creeping in my mind. Then as if to answer my problems the Edgerunner was born and being sold. Still hesitant I was skeptical until one day I saw Davey Oil glide up Pine on his. I was sitting on the bus and my kid saw him and was frantically waving and yelling, "Davey Oil!!!" Huh, what oil? Wow, that looks awesome! How can I have that?
So, yes. I am getting and Edgerunner. At first the whole thing was going to just be the Lux version but then I came into the whole, "whoa, I'm pregnant. Now what?" So, I figured I am going to need some kind of push. I loved riding the Madsen with the electric assist so I figured I needed this on my bike. So, I am getting an Xtracycle Edgerunner with an electric assist and I promise it's not cheating. You're still biking. Then my other dilemma. How upright is upright. So right now my bike twin Sara is gleefully riding her Edgerunner tweeked to be much like the Oma bike we share in common. Hummm, so it has me thinking while my bike is still in production issues limbo. Do I need to do what she did so I am not leaning down on my growing stomach? I don't know. Right now I am fully upright enough to feel good so this is going to be something I put some research testing into.
So, while I wait I consider the following additions for my bike:
I bought a bell because you can't ride a bike without one. I hate saying, "on your left" and frankly a little ding ding doesn't hurt. Plus It's fun right!
Heck, maybe the stock seat is cozy but I want to just sit on my seat. I like this seat made out of cow, mooo!
2nd BIKE LIGHT/BELL FOR PASSENGER
I want other stuff but frankly my wallet won't allow me to do it. Plus, if I keep buying these things and shoving them in a corner of the house I won't have room for other stuff like toilet paper. Our house is small. So, that's my bike and what I would like to do it with to start. We didn't even get to the part where I talk about putting a baby on it. Priorities right!