07. 12. 2007
Nihola: become a local celebrity
One of my close friends from the blogging world has recently been posting delighted accounts about a new purchase, the Nihola tricycle you see above, with its throne-like front carriage for two children and your bags. She says it has turned her into a minor celebrity, with schoolchildren lining up at the playground fence to wave at them, and cars slowing down to get a proper look as she rides past. She has a toddler and a newborn, and it's working out great for them.
The site has plenty of technical information, including some convincing evidence that these trikes are not as unwieldy as you might think, and quite easy to pedal uphill (all of which my friend confirms). There is also an assurance that they will happily ship worldwide - as you might expect, the Nihola originates in the bike-friendly countries of Denmark, Holland and Germany.
I must say, I am sorely tempted to follow in my blogmate's footsteps and make my daughter and I the celebrities of our local area. These trikes are beautiful, and they also look safer than many of the child-carrying options I see around my busy city.