July 4, 2008 by Natalie
Like all good curries, this one was stewing for a while.
I was chatting with a fantastic lady at the Sprokettes Mobile Dance Party, confessing that I was woefully lacking in the sass department. This is something I have come to terms with, but every year Pedalpolooza shows me just how high the bar is set. This lady explained that it was all about the outfit - she was wearing a dayglo unitard beneath some baggy mountain bike shorts that she credited for her rockin’ groove. Before, the unitard – pretty tame. After the unitard – a different story. The lesson: You have to trust that its in you, and just walk out the door loaded for bear. Which brings me to the bike.
Based off of the 26″er, this geared cross rig is designed for a couple of different uses. With room for fenders, brazeons for racks, and a triple chainring up front, it behaves as an trusty upstanding commuter. For most of the year it will diligently carry groceries, haul the puppy trailer, and pretty much stay out of trouble. Come the fall, it will lose its racks, fenders and mild mannered ways for Cross Crusade.
But its true purpose is to help me show up with a little somtin extra, because I’m fresh out of unitards.