Andreas invited us ‘funny bike’ riders to visit the Fahrradfest in Kiel, organized by Velostyle. I was quite eager to attend, since Andreas sold me the Milan and I was very curious what he had to say about my little changes to the velomobile.
Literally the second I fired-up Google Maps to plan the route while I had my morning coffee, Morten texted and asked if I care for some company on the ride to Kiel. Since I always enjoy riding with Morton and as a tour guide for the ADFC, he usually chooses very nice routes, I happily agreed.
We met in front of the bakery again. Morton rode a 400km brevet the day before, btw.
Following the B75 out of town, we quickly headed for the small, quiet, country roads
The navigator planning the road ahead (we each got a GPS with us, if really needed)
Velomobiles at the Kieler Fahrradfest. Variuos people approaced us, but the Milan with its hood seems particularly fascinating to kids.
At least six or eight of them had a seat. One nine or ten year old boy came back several times, stand there deep in thought in front of the velomobiles and asked pretty sensible questions. His parents also seemed quite supportive about his new fascination.
The Coffee shop beside the cycling shop.
Outside played a live band to a very nice crowd.
Naturally, the main focus of the exhibited bikes was on more conventional models, like this fine specimen.
And naturally, cargo bikes
There even was a cargo bike shuttle service
At 4pm we said goodby and headed back to Hamburg