A Bike filled Day

Started out this morning teaching 3 hours of the LAB TS101 bike education course. Due to rain and other issues we postponed the parking lot drills & road test until next month. I’m holding the class again on Saturday March 20th, 10am – 3pm, mark your calendars! After class I had the opportunity to ride the Kona UTE cargo bike Kona UTE cargo bike that I mentioned in an earlier post. I also put down a mile or so on a Kona Dew Drop bike. As I mentioned in my road bike dilemma post I like the “ride anywhere” possibilities of a mountain bike but sometimes want the fast road bike experience. The Dew Drop seems to be an interesting compromise. Kona categorizes it under their “Asphalt” bike category but to me it looks very road bike-ish with a few differences. a) Disc Brakes, I love disc brakes. b) Clearance for very wide 700c tires, upwards of 45mm likely. It’s also built very sturdy, so I assume could take a good amount of abuse. Not so light compared to a road or cross bike, but maybe… I don’t really have the $ to spend on it right now.

Anyway, now that I own a cargo bike, I feel like I need to come up with any reason to use it. If you have one, please share it! It’s got a big ass pvc laminated cargo bag on one side and a fairly large wooden deck. I’m definitely riding it to kickball next Friday and loading some ice & beverages into the cargo bag as I’m pretty sure it can double as a cooler!