I’ve lusted after a cargo bike for some time. We’ve certainly got no shortage of bikes at our house but I’ve slowly sold off some of my race bikes and the time was right to add a new utilitarian bike to the quiver. I thought about various styles of cargo bikes but ultimately decided on a long tail as it would allow me to haul around a couple of passengers while also filling up the cargo space with an impressive amount of stuff. The Surly Big Dummy is a solid build and is known for its easy handling and well thought out design. So I bought one and added a sweet Yepp kids seat. After a few unloaded short spins in the neighborhood, last night was its maiden voyage – a trip to the local ice cream shop with my 2 year old. After pulling a trailer for the last year it was great to have him right behind me and to hear him singing on the ride home. I’m already looking forward to a trip to the Farmer’s Market and seeing how full I can fill up those spacious bags. And next Thursday I’ll fill it up with some gear and goodies for our annual Bacon on the Bike Path. Many adventures await this bike – what a fun ride!