|After getting changed, ready to ride my bakfiets down to the other end of campus for my meeting. Photo credit: Corey Wallis.|
Before I got the bakfiets, this would mean either giving up riding to work for the day, or going into work on the weekend by car to drop my suit off, and then another visit to pick it up again later.
Now I can just hang my suit back in the weather canopy, and get changed into my nice uncrumpled suit at work.
|Here is my suitbag (and porridge maker) in the bakfiets ready for departure this morning.|
|Hook hanger over fibreglass rib, and then hook it with the little catch used to keep the back window rolled up when open, so that the hanger doesn't slide all the way down the rib.|
I packed the suit bag and my civvies in the bakfiets so that I wouldn't have to ride back up the hills in my suit.
There is a saying that if you are sweating while riding a bakfiets, you are going too fast. However, when the route consists of an average grade of almost 7%, and several short sections that are much steeper, you just about need to be riding backwards to avoid sweating.