Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#324), and a couple comments
A large double-wide wicker chair.
Every so often I wonder if it isn't over-kill to a certain extent that I ride a 7ft cargo bike as my everyday bike (though it still is my most comfortable). Then I come across treasures like this and remember why it is so handy to be riding a cargo bike. I was on my way home from the health club and I saw this at the side of the road for trash pickup. It looked nice but I was hesitant to stop because I thought it would be broken or severely worn...it isn't. The only blemishes are that the front of the arms are a little scratched (they must have owned a cat), other than that it is in perfect condition...perfect for my porch, I thought. I was a little leery because I didn't have any tie-down straps with me, only bungees. It is heavier than I thought it would be but the real problem was it's awkwardness. Riding into the wind the back of the chair acted like a sail and I had to downshift. The best part was all the comments, which were--thankfully--all positive. Everything from someone yelling out a car window that it was awesome and a couple on a tandem yelling nice load, to the guy who though it was a rickshaw and asked for a ride (and even agreed to pedal). But the best was when at a stop light a young women asked if she could take my picture. Before I said yes I asked if she were going to post it on Facebook. She simply replied, "Hell naw...I just want to show my mom a picture of a guy carrying a couch on a bike." Click either of the pictures for a larger view, click here to go to the Yuba Mundo site, click here to see other cargo bikes, and click here to go home.
My first thought was "Rickshaw".
Looks very cool!
Yes, it is very handy to ride a cargo bike!
I carried two folding camp chairs in my Go Getters yesterday, which was not a big deal, but still somehow amazed the other parents we saw. I can only imagine their reaction to this!