08 Jun '12, 1am

An evolution of my bike collection

An evolution of my bike collection

I call her “The Mummy Bike” I’ve had this bike for a few years. My husband found it dumped by the side of the road. He put a child seat on the back of it, so I could ride with my toddler to the river. But this was when I was riding with my other two kids on their bikes, and we would go very slow, about as slow as a fast walk. When I first became serious about cycling, I simply rode faster, without the toddler. And it was very, very hard work. Even without the toddler, the sheer wind drag of the baby seat was huge. I was exhausted and disheartened. Then my riding friends explained it to me – I was crazy trying to make the bike go faster…it just isn’t designed for it. It is made of heavy steel, it is rusty, and it has huge, knobbly tires. And a baby seat. I was only riding distances of 5 – 10kms on this bike. Veeeeeeery slooooowly. HUFFY the Trainer When I decided to do my F...

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