Joy-filled, kid-cam view of an Xtracycle commute

I’m a little behind on my blog / RSS reading (like 6-9 months, oops) so maybe this one has been all over the Inter-Webs. But even if it has, I don’t care. I love it and I’m posting it here anyway.

Nate Byerley, CEO of Xtracycle, spent some time filming his daughter Davis and their commute to school on a PeaPod (child seat) -equipped Xtracycle. The result is the perfect video to share with anyone who wonders why children should be transported by bike.

Watch and then answer me this: Have you ever seen such joy (“I see a kitty! …  Scream with me!”) from ANY child strapped into a video screen-equipped mini van or SUV?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Bikes are better!

Thanks Nate!

-Tim

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12 responses to “Joy-filled, kid-cam view of an Xtracycle commute

  1. That’s beautiful. I hadn’t seen it before either, so thanks for sharing!

  2. Bikes are better. I may just have to scream a little bit when I’m on my bike tomorrow – that was the best part!

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  7. I loved it. Was that the new peapod child seat?

  8. Never mind answering the PeaPod. I should of read the opening instead of going right to video.

  9. I showed this to my 2 y.o. and 5 y.o. tonight and they were just smiling and smiling. They ride almost everyday on the back of our Mundo and so they were essentially seeing themselves. My 2 y.o. son’s version on the scream is occasionally to repeatedly yell out “LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!” for a couple of miles. (I don’t know, I think he got it from his big sister or something).

    As a side, I have to say I really appreciate Car Free Days for providing a glimpse of car free/lite life with older kids, which is my certain future. There are plenty helpful information out there about toting toddlers, but examples on how to handle that transition into kids riding solo is quite rare and helpful. Thanks.

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