Everybody agrees that my site needs photos of people using Stokemonkey, instead of just bare bikes on kickstands. I’m working on it. Meanwhile, I have only one cool photo, and it’s too blurry to serve product-flogging purposes. There’s an extended household in my neighborhood with three generations of active transportational bicyclists in it (this is Portland!). I like them, and have taken an interest in photographing their errands for the charisma they can lend Stokemonkey, as well as their feedback as users. A car-free working mom of two small kids can put Stokemonkey to good use. Here’s that mom ferrying her own mother to a semi-formal event downtown one recent evening. It took some doing to convince the grandmother not just to ride her own regular bike (it can wound biker pride to be a passenger), but it was fun anyway:
Posted on December 24, 2005.