19 December 2010
Review from a customers wife
The following is a mail that Larry and Harry received some days ago:
"I lost my husband to cycling some time ago, if not to beach road then to a rail trail, a ride up Mt.Bulla or a trip to Lysterfield Park. Our shed is filled with the guilty other parties (all necessities, or so I am told), there's the old mountain bike, the red road bike and the single speed commuter. It was with no shame, recently, that my husband told me he'd "found another ride that we really seriously needed to buy", only later confessing that the afore mentioned ride, the Bullitt Milk Plus Cargo bike, was in fact already on order!
He was about as happy as a kid in a toy store when the DHL guy arrived with the bike. He hummed his way through the construction video and, once the box of parts had become 'the Milk Plus', he took her out for her maiden voyage, returned with her first cargo (a beer or two) and fondly declared her 'open for business'. And that is about the last I have seen of him and our daughter..
I hear our daughter though, in fact she can be heard about two blocks away, and there's a notable theme to her chatter: "this is the most fuuuuuun", "around again, around again" at the roundabout, and my husbands least favourite "go faster Daddy, faster, faster".
I've found the silver lining to this cloud as, with them out exploring, I can grab a coffee and drink it while it's still hot and hang out with our younger tot a little. But only a little as he's getting his first bike helmet this Christmas and, with a seat installed, will soon be out on the road with the others.
In all seriousness, the bike is fantastic. It looks slick, rides like a dream and entertains our children beyond measure. Importantly, it negates our need for a second car and, in fact, vastly reduces the number of local journeys made in our only car. Perhaps an unexpected pro, though the bike gets noticed and though it draws a point, stare and occasional wave, it does generally speaking start conversations with a really nice sort of person!
So I celebrate this new bike, our second car, our small white beaut-Ute, the best toy that either kid (or their dad) could have been given this year. As the mountain bike gathers dust, and the shine dims on the road bike, the 'Milky Wonder' has found a place in my heart."
Thank´s,Hannah.There´s always a job waiting for you in the adverts-department of Larry vs Harry!