Still Biking, Just Not Writing As Much These Days

Welcome to Ding Ding Let’s Ride!  I started this blog back in 2010 when I was researching my next bike and about to purchase a Workcycles Dutch bike to ride everyday here in Chicago.   At that time we were also trying to figure out what kind of bike would work for my stepson, who has Cerebral Palsy.  All that research and knowledge and subsequent city and family biking with the bikes we discovered, are chronicled here on my blog. Since then,  we’ve added a long-tail cargo bike and learned more about winter biking and commuting in the city too.

Take a look through the various categories of all the posts here on the blog, for posts on bike parking, bike commuting, cargo bikes, Dutch bikes, adaptive bikes for kids, bike reviews, and more.  I”m not writing for this blog as often anymore, but I’m still actively posting and sharing articles and photos about city biking on social media, so look for me over on Facebook ,  Instagram  and Twitter, or check out some of my biking videos over on YouTube.

You can also always drop me a line at samantha@dingdingletsride.com, as I do check my email now and them.  Happy biking!

  • lysdexia

    AAAAAAA-AAA-AAAAAAAA-AH!
    AAAAAAA-AAA-AAAAAAAA-AH!
    She comes from the land where the ice don’t thaw,
    From the midnight sun, in a rusty Travelall.
    The hammer of the gods in her panniers
    To fight the cabs, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

    • http://dingdingletsride.com/ Samantha

      Thank you for this awesome poem! Love it!! How you remember the rusty Travelall, I do not know, but it is the best. And now, we are the proud owners of a 1974 Schwinn Town & Country Tri-Wheeler for our young rider – he has outgrown his other bike, and amazingly, digs something ‘vintage’ that was ‘made in Chicago’. Go figure. Know anyone with some spare Schwinn axle pins/wheel nuts and covers lying around?

      • lysdexia

        Do you have part numbers?

      • http://dingdingletsride.com/ Samantha

        I found a service bulletin from that year and it only names the parts – I’ll
        See if I can find #’s for them. It referred to them as a wheel nut , cover (wheel nut cover) , and axle pin. For a 1974 bike – the year they added a rear differential built on the axle.

      • lysdexia

        Oh, and that wasn’t a poem, that was “Immigrant Song”, Dude. You ain’t no Hessian.