Before my first child was born he owned his first cycle helmet. And so began our next phase of active transport, family style. I will do a post on our historic efforts, but this one focuses on our latest move forward, our new Yuba Mundo Cargo/Utility Bike!
After seven years of extensive buggy use my feet and I had had enough. I was looking for alternatives that would not turn my four year old into an olympic speed walker. We cover 20 - 30 km a week - a lot to ask from little legs, either on foot or bike. Our Wee-Hoo is great for adventures, but not so great for around town. I'd spied kids perched on cargo bikes and found out more. The Yuba Mundo seemed the go, and living on the flat, we opted not to get an electric version. After looking out for a second hand one for ages, I drained my savings and bought a brand spanking new bright orange Yuba Mundo. Yippee.
Good things come to those who wait, and it seemed a long week between ordering and receiving our new wheels. However the wait gave us time to ponder names, and how we would personalise our ride.
The Yuba Mundo arrived Friday night and was named Rocket. Rocket had marine ply laser cut side panels that needed to be sealed, so that was the first job. Not being keen to wait on that long process, I cut temporary panels out of a cardboard shop display and attached them instead. Colourful!
|Two rear cushions, and handlebars for the front passenger.|
The maiden voyage to school and pre-school, using elastics to secure the bag to the utility deck.
Spot the 'Estee Lauder' side panels!
|Improvised lower attaching point for pannier|
The 'Pimp your ride' plan
|Attaching a pannier and basket|