I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but um… we’ve been busy riding our bikes….
On a total whim, I got Anne an Oma for Mother’s day. She’s been coveting them for a long time and I always figured I’d get her one when we stopped hauling the kids around on the Xtracycles. But then the perfect candidate popped up on Craigslist (you do watch Craigslist for bikes every day, don’t you?) and those plans went out the window.
I just couldn’t resist.
The bike was everything she’d hoped for: Upright position, classic black “Dutch” styling, built-in generator hubs and so on. She totally deserves it—because she’s a dedicated rider and a great mom. Though the price was an absolute bargain for a mint-condition, fully decked-out Azor, I totally went over my mother’s day budget! On the other hand, it was less than most people will spend on gas this summer!
As you can imagine, Anne loves her Dutch Bike (apologies to Copenhagen Cycle Chic, but this Oma is from the Netherlands). It sports so many fantastic touches: sleek timeless style, racks front and rear (rear holds a kid, no problem), integrated lights, cushy Brooks saddle and more. I could go on and on, but since Anne’s actually dying to blog about her Oma-ventures I’ll let her fill you in on the total bike goodness.
For now I’ll leave you with a bakfiets-load of photos and videos from a recent Wallingford date night (topped off with desert from Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream. Our recommendation: try the salt carmel!).
Oma photos here.
Oma videos here.