March 11, 2009

Big Dummy Winter Upgrades


So Xtracycle had a sale in February and I decided to stimulate the sagging economy by buying one of everything.  Actually, they had a good deal on their "Adventure Racks" that I had been wanting to get so I could use my panniers instead of their "Free Loader" bags.  It was a package deal that included an aluminum "TekDeck" and "Whatchamacollars" which are nice additions as well.  If you don't know what these things are and are curious go here.  Anyway, I think these things have lightened my rear triangle a bit.  In fact, with the "Whatchamacollars" I don't need the "TecDeck" unless I want a place to put more stuff or for someone to sit.  So all I carry is one or two panniers but can add two more if needed.  And they're waterproof for the upcoming Spring.

I threw in a stoker bar as a present for Sal's 5th birthday.  I think he'll like it judging by his reaction so far.  


  1. Now that is pretty cool. Last year we'd put a kid in the back basket of our Schwinn for rides. Yours totally beats ours.

  2. Ansel looks really happy. I'd like to ride a bike and let you do the pedalling!

  3. He's looking completely stoked.