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You know how there is the American concept of a soccer mom? In the Netherlands we have the bakfiets moeder or the cargo bike mom. Tomorrow we will sleep in our new house for the first time* and its location is perfect for going everywhere by bike. It is however, quite a bit further away from our garden, which will be a challenge. 

 

As a cargo bike mom I will; 

- go everywhere with the kids by bike (also without the kids)

- save up for a new cargo bike 

- make plans for dealing with rain and cold and flat tires

 

As a newly moved mom I will try to re-establish some equilibrium by; 

- finding a new routine with help from my bujo

- really plan trips to the garden (since they will take longer now) 

- go for 2 walks (or runs!) in the new neighbourhood every week 

- find a new routine for my training at the gym

 

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inspiration :P 

(this is the kind of bike I have, but not quite as many kids) 

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On 9/7/2022 at 5:31 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

First to follow! I like your goals.

Thanks! :)

 

On 9/7/2022 at 6:01 PM, sarakingdom said:

Not a mom, but I'm a fan of cargo bikes.

 

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They are really awesome, so many wins on just two (or three) wheels :)

 

On 9/7/2022 at 7:32 PM, Mad Hatter said:

Love it!

:)

 

On 9/7/2022 at 7:36 PM, sylph said:

Here for this :)

Good to see you! Still challenge-less?

 

On 9/7/2022 at 9:10 PM, Waanie said:

Great challenge! Is Emma already old enough for her old bike?

She is yes! Getting started and breaking are still a bit wonky simply because we havent practiced a lot lately.. we should get on that x) 

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On 9/7/2022 at 6:01 PM, sarakingdom said:

Not a mom, but I'm a fan of cargo bikes.

 

Bike Hund GIF by umwelthessen

 

At first I thought that yellow thing was a bear and I was like "Wieso is ein Bär gut fürs Klima???" But then I realised it's a golden retriever. My question is not answered but I'm relieved for the children.

 

On 9/7/2022 at 5:21 PM, KB Girl said:

You know how there is the American concept of a soccer mom? In the Netherlands we have the bakfiets moeder or the cargo bike mom. Tomorrow we will sleep in our new house for the first time* and its location is perfect for going everywhere by bike. It is however, quite a bit further away from our garden, which will be a challenge. 

 

As a cargo bike mom I will; 

- go everywhere with the kids by bike (also without the kids)

- save up for a new cargo bike 

- make plans for dealing with rain and cold and flat tires

 

As a newly moved mom I will try to re-establish some equilibrium by; 

- finding a new routine with help from my bujo

- really plan trips to the garden (since they will take longer now) 

- go for 2 walks (or runs!) in the new neighbourhood every week 

- find a new routine for my training at the gym


Awesome! Happy cargo bike adventures!

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5 hours ago, Harriet said:

At first I thought that yellow thing was a bear and I was like "Wieso is ein Bär gut fürs Klima???" But then I realised it's a golden retriever. My question is not answered but I'm relieved for the children.

 

Perhaps Klima is gut fürs ein Bär?

 

Presumably she shuttles them around at different times, like the logic problem about the goat, the wolf, the cabbage, and the river crossing.

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Excited for your bike adventures! Those cargo bikes look so hard to steer, but also so useful. How are they to ride compared to the regular style?

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18 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

Presumably she shuttles them around at different times, like the logic problem about the goat, the wolf, the cabbage, and the river crossing.

 

This is the reply I needed. Thank you :D

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On 9/10/2022 at 10:21 PM, Elastigirl said:

Cheering you on!

Wouldn’t be the same without you! :) 

 

On 9/10/2022 at 11:07 PM, sylph said:

Oh, alright

 

ahhh excellent! I will come visit. 
 

On 9/11/2022 at 6:16 PM, Harriet said:

 

At first I thought that yellow thing was a bear and I was like "Wieso is ein Bär gut fürs Klima???" But then I realised it's a golden retriever. My question is not answered but I'm relieved for the children.

 


Awesome! Happy cargo bike adventures!

I assumed its just that transporting the bear in a cargo bike is better for the environment than by car.. or maybe its that when the bear its the children it is  good for the environment?

 

4 hours ago, juliebarkley said:

Excited for your bike adventures! Those cargo bikes look so hard to steer, but also so useful. How are they to ride compared to the regular style?

Mine is actually very similar to a normal bike, the front wheel is just a bit farther away so the anticipation of when the steering should start is a bit different. Some cargo bikes have the steering the other way around from a normal bike, that just seems like asking for trouble imo x) 

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The challenge has commenced! 
I only later realised that I have a bit of an obstacle because we don’t have an internet connection in our new house yet and I absolutely hate browsing the forums on my phone.. so ehh.. sorry for my absence. Hopefully we’ll have a connection by the end of the week and perhaps I’ll have some free time at work tomorrow.
Posting on my own thread without checking in on y’all makes me feel guilty but @Scaly Freak lives in my head and tells me not to be ridiculous so here I am ;) 

 

My first day was a pretty good start! Went to the garden by bike which was a good 20 minute workout x2 (I swear it was mostly uphill both ways and I don’t know how that is even possible), later I dropped some veggies at a friends and picked up my 5yo also by bike. 
 

I got quite a lot done too, some unpacking and cleaning and laundry and cooking. 
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1 hour ago, KB Girl said:

Posting on my own thread without checking in on y’all makes me feel guilty but @Scaly Freak lives in my head and tells me not to be ridiculous so here I am ;) 

 

...this has caused slightly alarming mental images. But yes, don't be ridiculous ;) 

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On 9/13/2022 at 12:18 AM, Scaly Freak said:

 

...this has caused slightly alarming mental images. But yes, don't be ridiculous ;) 

It's probably just a watered down simulation of you :P still, I'll be sure to imagine a nice place for the simulation to live and add a simulation of happy side kick and husband to keep the you-simulation happy. Because that's not weird at all. 

 

On 9/13/2022 at 10:24 AM, Mad Hatter said:

I believe it's caused by the same space-time distortion always creating headwinds. 

 

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I knew it! 

 

On 9/14/2022 at 3:22 PM, Waanie said:

You then likely had one way uphill and the other way against the wind. Alternatively, your tires can use some extra air ;).

You probably saw my bike yesterday, you may be right about that air. 

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4 minutes ago, KB Girl said:

It's probably just a watered down simulation of you :P still, I'll be sure to imagine a nice place for the simulation to live and add a simulation of happy side kick and husband to keep the you-simulation happy. Because that's not weird at all. 

 

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My legs are sore from all the bike riding aka the challenge is going well. 

 

Tuesday I went to work by car because I made a trip to the old house after to pick stuff up, but later I went to a shop by cargo bike and picked up the youngest from daycare by bike. I did a super short workout consisting of pull-up work and lunges. 

 

Wednesday I took the kids to my moms by bike which turns out to be a very pleasant route, 95% bike-only roads. Then on to work which was from 9:30 until 21:00 and then back home by bike. Didn't go home during my big lunch break because instead of a 10 minute commute it would have been almost half an hour which seemed a bit much. Another mini-workout consisting of backsquats and pushups. 

 

Thursday (today) we went to Jaap's mom by bike for lunch and then on to the garden. On the way back home we got rained on a bit, which wasnt too bad but reminds me that I should prep for more of that since fall has definitely arrived. Had a nice day with the kids, played games and worked with clay, did a lot of cooking and rearranging things in the kitchen. Even though my head is still chaosy I feel a lot more rested since living here. Might have something to do with my ex-neighbours. 

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