What started as a rainy and gloomy Saturday suddenly turned into the perfect fall day. The sun came out to warm everything, and we got the bikes out for a ride to the Farmer’s Market. I was riding a bakfiets, not my own bike: I borrowed the bakfiets from Dutch Bike Chicago (thanks!) last night to haul tables and chairs for a fundraiser that I helped organize, and had to return it reluctantly this morning.
I will have more to say about the bakfiets in a separate post. For now I’ll say, look at that thing! What an awesome beast.
Mr. Dottie rode his new old bike, which I will call Sir Raleigh since he refuses to name his bikes. Sir Raleigh is waiting for his bar tape, chain guard and racks, but rides “like on a cloud” already.
Now I’m baking a pumpkin pie. Mmmm, must go eat!
I’ll leave you with a quick and shaky video of my bakfiets ride this morning. (Now that I know how easy it is to upload on YouTube, I’m all about the videos.)