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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#306)

60 small vegetable plants and 80lbs. (36.28kg) of topsoil.


Tigger said...

Wow. That is amazing! Was it super difficult to pedal with the added weight?

I am wondering, because I have three kids who collectively weigh about 100 lbs. I have been trying to decide if I am ambitious enough to try and pull them all around with me. (I have a bike trailer and a baby seat).

Jitter Garcia said...

That's crazy. I have a bike and it's really difficult for me to carry anything around, even my purse. I don't know if I'm ambitious enough to try something like that. Great job though.

Joe said...

Tigger, depending on the bike it shouldn't be too difficult. As far as difficulty pedaling it will depend on the gearing, of course. But with a standard bike it's more about frame-sway with the weight more than anything. There are plenty of ways to do it; I see pictures of plenty of Europeans carrying entire families on bikes.

Jitter, yes it would be difficult to carry this load on a standard bike, but bikes like this were built to carry stuff. Having a cargo bike and not loading it down would be like one of these people with a giant SUV that never take it off road, I suppose. Thanks for your comments.

Dan said...

Where did you get the vegetable plants from? Thanks.

Joe said...

Dan, I buy my plants at a variety of places every year, but these--believe it or not--were from Home Depot.