Posted 10.22.10 in Photo Contest 3 | Bookmark or Share
Beautiful picture, sounds like a great trip.
Did you do your tour in a Bullit? How does long distance riding work on this cargo bike for you? Did you rent the bike somewhere?
I bought the Bullitt at the Larry vs. Harry shop in Copenhagen, rode it to Amsterdam, and then brought it back to L.A. with me. Long distance touring is fine: my longest day was about 100 miles, and I think I averaged about 60-65 miles daily. I can’t compare it to other modes of bicycle touring, however, as I don’t have much experience on bikes with panniers or trailers. However, I expect that it differs in two important ways: it weighs over 50 pounds unloaded, and its handling characteristics take some adjustment. (Hans, at L vs. H, gave me good advice: avoid staring at the front wheel.) Those two “negatives” are about the only potential issues I could point out, for I otherwise thought the bike was lots of fun. I loved having the flexibility to use whatever bag I wanted, and to have no effective weight or space limit. I think the bike will carry up to 400 pounds, including rider, and you can stack it tall with whatever you want. The handling was stable with a load, though I don’t know about speeds above 25 mph; most of my riding was at a rather, uh, stately pace.