Friday, July 30, 2010

Cargo bike corner


 

I spotted the bike of my dreams,a 'Blue Bird 71' by Larry vs Harry, last Wednesday in Little Collins St ,parked  next to the Hero Building while it's owner relaxed with a coffee and caught up on emails. His name was Blane and he told me he had just started a cargo bicycle courier service,cargonecouriers. in the CBD. I've been thinking of this idea for a while now and I'm really glad someone has taken it on. When you consider the benefits of one less van on the road, the speed, accessibility and ease of parking, it begins to make a lot of sense.As much as I covet this bike, I know I can't really justify the expense. Then again, when you consider that it's half the cost of a fancy pants carbon fibre 22 speed racer and the financial black hole of the second car that we don't have, just maybe, one day. Or am I having a mid life crisis?