Work Bikes (was Transport Infrastructure)
> I can see contests shaping up now, testosterone filled events=v= Like her? :^)
> as guys demonstrate who can trike the hugest load up hill.
That couch is on a Fresh Aire trailer. Actually, it's got its
own web page:
=v= No hills were involved, but these three testosterone-laden
individuals towed a full-sized parade float last Sunday:
The float carried an MC and a bunch of musicians. The rest of
us biked around the float and danced to salsa music.
> You could take kids shopping and bring home a week's worth of=v= True, though those trikes are fairly expensive. I have a
> groceries inside an 800 pound limit.
friend who's set up his bike to carry both of his daughters:
He also attaches a home-made trailer to this setup and goes
grocery shopping for the family. For especially heavy loads
he'll use an electric motor assist, though if both parents go
shopping, this isn't necessary. (And soon the older child will
be able to help pedal.)
=v= Those PedEx guys do most of their deliveries using "long
haul" style bikes, but those are also pretty expensive. I got
a BicycleR Evolution trailer through Bike Friday:
Lots of people buy these for grocery shopping, including me.
I've also started using it to bring food and drinks along to
=v= In fact, I was also in last Sunday's parade, towing
refreshments and first aid behind my folding bike. I was
delighted to discover that this trailer didn't impede my bike's
ability to dance to the salsa music. Afterwards we had a
"tailgate party" picnic, except that refreshments were not
served from a tailgate:
P.S.: Why did I title this "Work Bikes?" It sure looks like
we're using them to have fun! Oh well ...