14 February 2008

Special delivery

Posted by todd under: Riding with children .

The Burley D’Lite trailer arrived today. It’s in pretty good shape, except for some cracks in the tires and lots of dust — somebody has had this in the garage for a good while, I’m betting.

Well, it will gather no dust around here. Mary (3) was too excited when the package arrived — she was looking out the window watching me leave for work, and if we could have gone for a ride right then she would have done it in a second.

I can see why Burley has a reputation for quality — the fabric and snaps are very heavy duty. The tubing is simply arranged and sturdy. The wheels go on with no fuss.

This is gonna be a blast. I will give a ride report ASAP, and it likely will be sooner rather than later, since the forecast calls for temperatures in the 50s tomorrow.

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Yes, that's me, Todd Van Campen. No, I'm not wearing a helmet. Yes, I usually wear one, so please don't scold! Seriously, I endorse wearing a helmet! Pinky swear! In fact, I almost ALWAYS wear one (while riding a bike anyway). (On the other hand, if YOU don't want to wear a helmet, I have no problem with it.) I don't remember what happened on this particular day. Fortunately for all of us it makes for a less-nerdly picture. My exceptionally talented professional photographer friend Charles Bertram took this photo.

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