Despite the fact that Matt is generally considered the hipster scumbag among the DadWagoneers, I think I am the only confirmed biking-douchebag among us. I commute to work on my bike (who’s picturing me in skinny jeans right now?), and I’ve pedaled JP around on the back of my bike since he was two. Unfortunately, he’s starting to push the weight limit on the bike seat I have, and I’ve become increasingly bummed out at the thought of not being able to bike with him anymore.
Now, of course, there are solutions, but as is often the case, at times the cure is worse than the disease. Case in point: this video from the New York Times about “cargo bikes” and the precariously self-satisfied types who take their kids around town on them.
It’s never fun to confront your own cliche made real, but this was tough for me to watch. Start with the little girl preaching about the environment, cut to the the fashionable bikes that come in the best of this season’s colors, end with me committing to driving everywhere from now on.
That said, I might just buy one–there’s room for two kids.