Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bakfiets


Since we've moved to Holland, Jennifer has been a fan of the bakfiets. A bakfiets is a bicycle with a box in front where you stow your kids and your shopping (or your dog). Getting around town by car is a major hassle, and cycling is the way to go. A bakfiets is the ultimate solution for families, and now that we have two kids, I'd really like to have one. We haven't gotten one yet because we have nowhere to store it when not in use, but we are thinking of getting one to bring along for the many bike paths in Perth. That led us to some internet research of different models, and just when you thought you'd seen everything...



This bakfiets holds up to 13 children. Yes, the image is photoshopped and not realistic, but the bike really does exist. It's a man-powered school bus on two wheels. This is insane.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or 12 children and one Mimi...

pacificoutpost said...

Jennifer! Oh. My. Goodness. My job swallowed me whole this past week with no regard for my personal life and I have had no interaction with blogosphere, so I just now discovered your moving plans. Yippee!! We are so excited that you will be joining us out here in the Pacific. It just so happens that Dan and I have been saving all of our Hawaiian miles for two round trip tickets to Australia, and we are sneaking up on acquiring the magic number of miles. We are officially excited to sign up to be your first visitors once you have settled in :-) As you make your moving plans, please keep in mind that Hawaii would make a lovely stopover on the way to Australia ...

the dipe squad said...

Don't think we haven't thought of that already! We're thinking we will just have people from the mainland meet us half-way in Hawaii and then everyone wins! You and Dan are welcome anytime, all the time! We will be happy to see you!