I received an email from Patrick a few weeks ago, asking about my Workcycles Omafiets. It seems that Patrick had just started riding a bike again here in Chicago, didn’t really like his hybrid, and after some researching, and test rides, was about set to buy himself a Workcycles Opafiets. Then he read a post I wrote about biking in Omaha Nebraska, the city he was getting ready to move to, and he got concerned that this bike he really wanted might not be the right bike for him. While I have to say that I totally love Dutch bikes, I did express my reservations about riding a heavy Dutch bike up and down the hills of Omaha Nebraska. In the end though, Patrick went with what he wanted and bought a Dutch Opafiets! Even more fun was that I was over at the new Chicago location of the Dutch Bike Company the day that Patrick picked up his new bike before shipping it off to Omaha.
We talked a bit about downtown Omaha – where he’ll be living – and the increase in biking and bike-friendly infrastructure that the city has seen in the last couple of years. I’ m hoping Patrick will be sending me some pictures of himself riding his new Dutch bike around my hometown. Stay tuned for more stories from another happy Workcycles owner!