As mentioned last week, I visit the family in Stuttgart every two weeks, or thereabouts. When I’m there, one of the jobs is to do a “big” shopping trip with one of the work bikes.

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The bike of choice this week was the Xtracycle, mainly because it is lighter for the uphill section than the Bakfiets. On the other hand, loading up the bike is a sort of 3D game of Tetris, with the added challenge of not overbalancing the bike, squashing the bread or breaking the eggs…

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Tinybug was determined to carry something and eventually settled on a bag of Müsli…

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We went a different route to Beautiful Wife and Middle Son, and there was a small delay to investigate some local wildlife and a stick which apparently was quite unlike any she’d seen before…


But eventually we caught up with the others on the ridge road. As usual Tinybug raced ahead to ride with her big brother leaving the old folks in their dust…

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