How To Ride A Bike

OK, first a couple things. The title of this post is a bit incorrect…it should read how I ride a bike, but I didn’t want it to sound too self-centric (but isn’t that what everyone’s blogs are about…themselves). And the photo above is not recent; it is one I took last spring when I hadContinue reading “How To Ride A Bike”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#404)

A canvas bag (on the front rack) containing–among other things–a spare camera, a book, and a few recipes. A cardboard box (on the rear rack) containing 5lbs/2.2kg of whole wheat flour, 2 pints of spiced lentil soup, and two roast chicken dinners. Urban Simplicity.

More on the Trailer

This post is related to my prevous post regarding my latest experiment in self-propelled mobility…a trailer attached to the Mundo. A few people have asked me how I attached the hitch to the bike seeing the Mundo–with its long wheel base–is not suited for an attachment to the traditional axle attachment. How I attached thisContinue reading “More on the Trailer”

Increased Capacity

If you’ve been to this blog before you know that I ride a bike as often as I can, not great distances or in races but for my everyday transportation around town…and I also like to carry stuff on my bikes, whatever stuff a person would normally carry in their car. Besides my cargo bikeContinue reading “Increased Capacity”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#402)

More than 6 dozen freshly-made fastnacht kuecheles in 3 plastic tubs. Urban Simplicity.

Comments about Dusk…and one other thing

That’s my Mundo pictured above; it’s parked in one of my usual spots at the health club (I commented on this parking spot previously at this post). I came out of the club this evening at just about 6pm and saw the incredible blue hue you see in all of these photos; none are adulterated.Continue reading “Comments about Dusk…and one other thing”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#401)

A jar of peanut butter and a jar of grape jelly…staples in my household. Good thing I was riding a bike that has the ability to carry 440lbs/200kg. To read an article I wrote–some years ago–on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, click here. To see some of the other things I’ve carried on myContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#401)”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#395)…and a couple comments

On the bike: A new 6 qt. KitchenAid stand mixer. First Comment: As some of you may know, I had a mixer fail on me recently (click here) and have had a very dissatisfying experience attempting to have it repaired at Sears (click here). To make a long story short, I have the old mixerContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#395)…and a couple comments”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#390)

$132.72 in groceries, sundries, and dog food (and four slices of pizza), in a cardboard box and soda crate from  three separate stores.   Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#383), a Minor Confession, a Very Brief Story, and a Recipe

Things on the bike…4lbs/1.8kgs of green and yellow split peas. My minor confession…for the past three days, even though the streets have been snow-free, other than a few small jaunts I have relied mostly on my truck for transport. This is mostly–but not entirely–because of family gatherings outside the city. I also have not hadContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#383), a Minor Confession, a Very Brief Story, and a Recipe”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#382)

A gym bag containing wet clothes, a quart of milk, a dozen eggs, a rug (measuring 60in/152cm by 84in/213cm), and a new laundry bid which also contains 1/2 gallon of bleach, 4 lbs of dog food, two rolls of tape, and a pair of reading glasses. Urban Simplicity.

Five Quotes about Bicycles

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficialContinue reading “Five Quotes about Bicycles”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#381)

Eight cardboard boxes (I feel like I should have done a Twelve Things That Can be Carried on a Bike Before Christmas series…maybe next year). Urban Simplicity.

Playing with Light

Since recently purchasing a small tripod, and using my bike as a platform, I have been able to take much fuller evening and night pictures with my inexpensive little point-and-shoot camera. I have always found the night to be very spiritual, and taking photos such as this is, to me, a form of contemplative photography.Continue reading “Playing with Light”

Sometimes I Forget…

Sometimes I forget. Often actually. And it’s easy to do because I’m on it everyday. What I’m talking about is my bike, or at east one of them. Specifically I am talking about the Mundo and how long it is (or at least how different it is from most other bikes); that it is aContinue reading “Sometimes I Forget…”

The Yuba Mundo (four generations)

This post is for all the Mundo riders out there (and other velophiles who are interested in cargo bikes). First I have to ask a silly question…what’s a good word for us; people who ride Mundo cargo bikes? Bicyclists is not specific enough. Mundonians? Yubonians? Yubites? Mundoners? Any, all, or none, I suppose. Sometimes myContinue reading “The Yuba Mundo (four generations)”

Mundo with Bread Platform

Though it may look like it, that is not my Mundo pictured above. These are pictures sent in from Dan, a reader of this blog and fellow Mundo rider (thanks Dan!). During the course of posts, comments, and virtual conversation, a few of us were curious as to how the Mundo bread platform mounted toContinue reading “Mundo with Bread Platform”

Another Pic from a Fellow Yuba Mundo Rider

This photo was sent to me by Don in Davis, California. He’s a photojournalist at university there and carries his gear with him to school.  Here is what’s on Don’s Mundo in his own words:  Two Pelican cases holding Quantum battery packs and strobes, camera bag with full array of lenses and smaller strobes, 3Continue reading “Another Pic from a Fellow Yuba Mundo Rider”

Pics from Fellow Yuba Mundo Riders

These photos were sent to me by fellow Mundo riders (thanks guys!). The above photo is from Max. Besides carrying what looks to me like a child’s seat (or is it two?), he also has a full-sized Shop-Vac, various tools, and a Go-Getter bag on the other side. I like the front pannier rack Max…andContinue reading “Pics from Fellow Yuba Mundo Riders”