I’m not ashamed to admit it. I was a little sad to put away my Bilenky cargo bike. It has been my constant companion on a lot of my photo shoots and has been a symbol of sorts for my alter ego as Eco-Friendly Bicycling Photographer. It was tough to put it away and I felt a bit protective of her (we wrapped the sign up in a towel). I know in my heart of heart’s its just a bike. But for me it’s a symbol, a sort of physical manifestation of this dream that I made real to be a bicycling photographer. Proof that I took a veritable “crazy” idea and made it into something real and viable.

Well, the next crazy idea is about to begin. There may be a slight chance that I’ll switch back to the Bilenky as we pass through California. We’ll see. But for now, that chapter of my life is coming to a temporary close.

I bid you adieu my big orange bike!