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Towing a Bike on a Bullitt

When I picked our oldest up from summer camp one day last week, I knew we were in trouble. He walked out, tears in his eyes, and told me he was feeling sick. Swim lessons were out, and he wasn’t up for the (gradual, but long) hill back home. I’ve gotten pretty good at towing kid (and adult) bikes on longtails, and have even pulled it off reasonably well on the Madsen.

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Harvey Mudd's Ice Cream Bike

I’ve been getting the emails for a couple of weeks, but now that I’m settled in on the Harvey Mudd campus, I got to check it out for myself. Check out the awesome ice cream bike! It makes its rounds a couple of times per week, courtesy of the interns in the Dean of Students office.

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How Do You Keep Your Kids Dry?

Over on the Facebook “I love my Surly Big Dummy” group yesterday a gentleman said “Now that the winter rains are beginning in earnest here in the Pacific Northwest, I want to know how to keep my cargo dry.” (Facebook login required to view the group and discussion.) As Seattleites having just incurred the sheer torture of weeks and weeks without rain it is possible we’ve forgotten how to properly keep our precious cargo dry.

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Installing an Xtracycle Hooptie on a 2012 Surly Big Dummy

I pre-ordered a 1st generation Xtracycle Hooptie months ago that I found happily waiting for me when I arrived at home last week. I installed it that night so it would be ready to go in the morning — the kids have been waiting for the Hooptie for a long time. Installation of the Hooptie on the Big Dummy was generally straightforward but I thought I’d walk through the process and point out a few things.

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