The later hour and the different route combined for a wonderful moment of serendipity as I pulled up to a red light, only to look across the street to see the most wonderful sight-- a gorgeous red cargo trike complete with adorable young passenger! The cyclist turned and headed north before my light turned green so in a moment of enthusiasm-- and I guess, a bit of cargo bike craziness-- I decided to forget riding home and followed the trike.
I ended up calling out to the rider who looked at me and responded, "Sara?" It turned out to be a friend- of-a-friend-of-a-friend with whom I had some email exchanges about cargo bikes and then a quick impromptu meet-up at a Saturday's farmer market. R had headed down to Rolling Orange in Brooklyn where he had a grand time test riding their many cargo bikes and ended up purchasing the floor model of this incredible trike, a De Fietsfabriek FF 16.
If only I had a real camera with me I would have loved to capture this beauty in all of her glory. However for a first glimpse, you can see what my very un-hip 'dumb' (as opposed to a smart phone!) cellphone caught:
Stay tuned though because I do plan to find out LOTS more about this new addition to New Haven's ever-growing cargo bike population.
And I'll leave you with a far better image of the trike....
|photo credit: http://www.defietsfabriek.nl/nl/nl/147/model_am/21/ff_16|
Ride, Families, Ride!