A rare shot (the only shot?) of the whole family...
Update: I emailed the reporter and she kindly sent me these photos below. I gotta say that F is looking particularly cute on the back of the Xtracycle and yes, S is looking awfully pissed. He wasn't that into the Bike-To-Work Breakfast that day-- perhaps for its lack of chocolate munchkins.
I also need to comment on one of the comments on the New Haven Independent's small article that accompanied the photo. We know we are not allowed to ride on sidewalks. We are hyper-aware of the bike laws in New Haven and try to be ever-vigilant about always following them. We want to make this area ever-more bike friendly and safe so we believe that we must do our part by being law-abiding and courteous cyclists. We often have one, two, or three passengers on our bikes that we are most interested in keeping safe so follow all laws closely. We were simply on the sidewalk for the photo and as the breakfast was held on the sidewalk in front of City Hall, we had to saddle up somewhere.
OK, I'll stop now. I didn't bother saying that on the actual New Haven Independent's website comments but hey, I said it here. I tend to get worked up when I read all the nasty back-and-forth comments readers of that online paper seem to generate. Of course, I always to continue to read the comments which I should just stop doing, especially on the bicycle articles that always get down-and-dirty comments between annoyed motorists and intense cyclists. Interesting article by "The Ethicist" in the NYTimes about anonymous blogger comments that you might be interested in checking out.