An Xtra-tasty look at cargo bikes.
Val built my awesome centerstand, and when it bent and snapped (bad braze), he fixed it for free. Our initial contact was via email and phone but I had seen pictures of him on the internet (roots radicals link, or maybe something xtracycle related: can't quite remember) When I was at NAHBS 2008 in Portland, I ran into him right after I walked in the door and we talked for nearly a hour, then got to hang out later over at CleverCycles and then again at 2 of the seminars on Sunday at NAHBS. Val is a stellar human being and has probably forgotten more about bicycles than I'll ever know. He's also one of the most unique cyclists I know: he never wears spandex and he often carries a whip (yes, a leather whip!). Glad to see Val getting some exposure: his wisdom and good humor can benefit a lot more people this way!
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