Matt, from Storrs, had stayed in Glastonbury the night before and was on his way to a friend's baby shower in New Britain. The unwieldy box strapped to the rack of his bike was a baby car seat that he had recycled after another friend's child outgrew it. The seat was a gift for the shower. All good stuff. I was amazed that the box had stayed in place for the ~ 20 mile ride in from Storrs, and that it still had ~ 15 miles to go. Way to go Matt!
By the way, there are a couple of neat things coming up:
- Shag Frenzy this Saturday night (6/16) at Arch Street Tavern. The Beat City Beauties (burlesque) will be showcased, and the DJ's are solidly good. Nothing to do with bikes, but fun nevertheless. Bonus: You'll get to watch me dance like a damn fool.
- Sunday, June 17th - The William Laramie Memorial Concert is from noon to about 4PM. This concert has some amazing bands lined up and is in memory of a musician and cyclist killed by a drunk driver last year on Burnside Avenue. The show raises funds for East Hartford music education and Bike Walk CT. A good showing will remind the DOT and City of East Hartford that Burnside Avenue needs to be redesigned to be safer for all road users.
- Friday, June 29th - I'll be riding around the Hartford area looking at graffiti. Feel free to join me. Meet up at the Bushnell Park Carousel at 5:30PM.
- Saturday, July 7th - Real Ride V. Put a bunch of lights and glow sticks on you and your bike. Ride around Hartford and then party at the Riverfest fireworks. Sounds like a great time to me.