|Meredith eating her applesauce while waiting for Audrey's school to let out.|
We have ridden 500 miles since I got the bike!! I have become a much better rider and I am not afraid to take the road - in the middle of the day in good weather conditions - we all have our comfort zones...
|Monkey bars and one seat cozy.|
|top of the cozy before I strapped it to the bike|
|underside of the seat cozy, hugs the seat pad to help it stay put|
I love this bike, it has been transformative for us. We all enjoy it so much more than the car for errands (in good weather). However, when the electric assist battery dies, I may look for a different bike altogether because it is not a true step through. The bar is low enough, just barely, for me to get my leg over it (and it is not my most graceful move let's just say). It is easier still if I tilt the bike a bit, but that gets tenuous when fully loaded with kids and gear. Back in the days when Meredith rode on the front, in the ibert, I used to swing my leg around the back before Audrey got on, but that is not possible with the monkey bars. So the mount/dismount it really not as easy as I would like it to be and it turns out I stop and check things out on the side of the road a lot more often than in a car, in a good way - look! pinecones, a flower, a penny, a beaver, fireflies, etc.