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Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#306)
60 small vegetable plants and 80lbs. (36.28kg) of topsoil.
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).
May 8, 2011 at 12:45 AM
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.
May 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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.
May 9, 2011 at 9:22 PM
Where did you get the vegetable plants from? Thanks.
June 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM
Dan, I buy my plants at a variety of places every year, but these--believe it or not--were from Home Depot.
June 3, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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