Cargo bikes

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Before I left Minneapolis I was in Calhoun Cycle looking for some touring tires, when I saw Civia’s new cargo bike.  I liked the design because the front load is a part of the frame and does not move when your turn the front wheel.  Of course this design is decades old, as I was reminded by the both men in the photos.  “This bike is over 60 years old”, they both told me about their respective steeds.  Italian design.  The one man was selling coffee and pastries from the bike.  He had cups in an over-the-shoulder bag shaped like a quiver.  The young man buying coffee from him said, “he may act dumb (‘se hace el boludo’), but he makes a million with this business.”  I looked to the older man, who nodded his head.  “But”, he retorted, “I am certainly not a ‘boludo’ when I am working, no sir.”

About jdicus

I am a Spanish and social studies teacher on year-long sabbatical in Mendoza, Argentina. Our family consists of myself, wife Jenny Breen, and daughters Solana and Frances. With this blog we endeavor to chronicle our experience living abroad.
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