#18 – Lazy Sack!

…in which Mike summons bad weather by changing a tire, and Randy works on wearing out his replacement frame with tires that are too big.

  • It’s time to get the kids to start pulling their own weight.  Randy looks forward to leaving the trail-a-bike behind, and Mike gets some pedalling help from a four-year-old.
  • We talk about the awesome hitch on the Surly cargo trailers (which, alas, do not have movable axles, like the Bikes at Work trailers).
  • A surprise guest! Sarah wants to tell you all about her tandem bicycle, and how Mike’s family can get around without using their bakfiets on occasion.
  • How to startle pedestrians in the woods — without even moving!
  • The merits of different bicycle bells.
  • Randy tells us about his new hipster clock!
  • We find out about “bikeshedding”, or Parkinson’s Law of Triviality, as we hear about the plans for Randy’s new bike shed, and the various ideas he has for a bike rack.
  • A mention of the 1950s “Cyclists’ Special” train for carrying bikes.
  • Kickstands with two legs!
  • And last, but not least, Max’s little sister is a Lazy Sack!