Now that Jon has his eye on something more manly in the pedal power department (So sue me; the three wheeler seemed perfectly unisex to me…), he has handed the Big Red Trike off to me. And since I am a girl, and she’s going to be my bike instead of my husband’s as originally planned, I’ve decided that she gets to be a girl too,
I’ve officially christened her “Ethel,” and tonight she and I made our first real cargo run, hitting both the Fellini Kroger and the Diane Arbus Walgreens before heading home.
Here I am at the end of my neighborhood route tonight, back at our house.
Check out how much stuff Ethel’s basket holds. I really was able to very easily bring home several days worth of groceries, including things like meat and juice, etc, plus a few pharmacy items with no trouble whatsoever.
Here is Ethel parked outside the neighborhood grocery, where she was the subject of many questions. People really seem to be intrigued (AKA: amused) by a three wheeled cargo bike with a dorky middle aged person at the helm. In fact, one of the most entertaining parts of my route tonight was how many people honked and waved and smiled as they drove past me pedaling along on Broadway.
Tonight’s inaugural neighborhood grocery run was easy and lots of fun. Now I really can’t wait to find a cargo bike for Jon that he will actually like because I do think he will love ditching his car more often for errands like this.
Ethel just may end up giving the SOLID GOLD MINIVAN some real competition.