I recently felt the need for a more environmentally friendly means of fetching the weekly shopping and other bits and pieces from the supermarket and other village shops. Taking an MPV 750 meters into the village two or three times every Saturday is not really very sociable.
So when I came across a special offer on a gentleman's transport bicycle (heren transportfiets) I went for it. A week or two after I placed my order I was pleased to discover that I am an early adopter of a new trend - Elsevier (Week 21) ran an article on the "De terugkeer van de bakfiets" - "The comeback of the carrier cycle".
A heavy load on the front and the backpedal hub break (terugtraprem) will take a bit of practice. See pictures in my photo album. And there are some interesting global trends in the origins of my new bike.