The decider for him was a beautiful night a few months ago. We were heading to our friends place and felt that a bit of exercise was needed so decided on a walk. We had our drinks and things to carry so I took my bike and A quickly walked beside.
On the way home after a few drinks we decided dinking was a good idea...it wasn't, we failed and decided to stop before there were tears!
A jogged home while i rode... puffing he announced that it was time to get a bike. Hooray!
Now he has the amazing Pashley Roadster Classic with a rear carrier.
|via Bakerlite Trading Company|
We decided on making a sweet crate to put on the back. My parent have an antiques store which has a massive cellar and used to be a grocers. In the cellar were shelves made form old beer and wine crates. We have collected a few panels and Dad and I are making a crate.
I haven't got any photos of the process yet but will get onto it this weekend. We have sanded and cleaned up the pieces and cut them all to size ready for a layer of marine varnish to protect them from the elements.
I also had a hunt for other manly products. I found these to be rather suitable!
|both via bent basket|
This baby is from Bent Baskets and adjusts to carry almost anything you want. I found this product while trawling through blogs via sfgirlbybay.
The next one i found was the porters crate from Beg Bicycles.
And lucky last these handmade crates from Bates Crates.
|via Bates Crates|
I am excited to see how A's crate will turn out (I am also excited for him to be carrying the groceries up the hill!)