I've been looking at possibly getting a Velo Orange Polyvalent as an around town and 'get out of town' bike.
1. Hauling myself back and forth to work.
2. Hauling two little ones to and from daycare, the park, etc.
3. Grocery runs.
4. Getting out of the house and away from number 1 and number 2 listed above for overnight camping trips.
Years ago I had a 80's road bike that was a quasi-conversion to being a porteur style bike (friction-shifting, porteur rack, albatross bars of awesomeness) that I enjoyed quite a bit, but also had a lot of limitations. Hooking up a trailer (back when it was just one kid) was a pain in the rear and the bike had control issues with weights over 10lbs on the porteur rack.
I'd like to know if there are any other suggestions or experiences that people can share as to what works best for them?