We spent Sunday morning on top of a parking garage at the Mississippi Valley Bicycle Expo and Swap Meet helping at the CyclingSavvy info table.
What’s the best way to get to a bicycle expo? By bike, of course!
Our route took us past the theoretical pawpaw spot. We rode slowly, with our eyes peeled, until Matthew said, “That’s a pawpaw tree.”
I never would have found this on my own, as I don’t think the tree is particularly “tropical looking,” and it wasn’t in the spot marked on either of the foraging maps.
Whether it was birds, humans, or just a low-fruit year, there were not many pawpaws to be found. A few ripe dropped fruits on the ground, and a couple more unripe that Matthew grabbed from a tree — not sure if they’ll ripen or not.
Despite the low harvest, it was a successful mission in my book. We now know the exact location for future years AND there were some fully-loaded persimmon trees with fruit that should be ready before too long!
After our little detour, we proceeded to the expo.
CyclingSavvy’s littlest fan needs a t-shirt of his own!
We bungeed Sir’s BalanceBike to Matthew’s rear rack, and Gabriel enjoyed riding it around the expo. Sir needs an advertising contract with the bike company.
We also added one more [small] bike to our fleet, picking up a used tricycle for Sir. Our cargo capacity was already maxed out, so the trike is awaiting pick-up at a friend’s house.
Want to find out what it’s all about? There are still a few spots open in this week’s CyclingSavvy workshop: course details and registration.