Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Newest and proud owner
- I have carried a 20" extension ladder, collapsed to 10'. It stuck out
the back and out the front - I mounted it so that the balance point of
the ladder was centred on the middle of the wide loader. Handling was
great and I was able to ride through (short sections of) busy traffic.
Long Loaders help, or use some other way to offset the load at an angle
so that your pedal area is clear. I also used a bright warning flag at
the back end of the ladder. Just watch your clearance on turns as the
load sticks out a bit - give yourself more margin all around.
Nick Dallery wrote:
> Thank you for all of your responses.
> I guess my biggest worry about carrying a surfboard is not the load or
> weight in itself but more of the shape. I guess I have not yet found a
> proper way to strap the board efficiently on. It seems that it would
> slide out easily.
> I shouldn't be that worried because for about 15 years now I have
> strapped boards on roof racks and have never lost one or come close.
> I'll probably outfit the wideloader with insulation foam and give it a
> try this week.
> I have today, successfully hooked the kids trailer and carried them in
> it. the real challenge will be carrying the board and the trailer
> because the board will probably stick out of the back.
- On Jan 1, 2008 6:47 AM, Juergen Weichert <juergen@...> wrote:
> I have carried a 20" extension ladder, collapsed to 10'. It stuck outI've carried an extension ladder too with similar ease to what Juergen
> the back and out the front - I mounted it so that the balance point of
> the ladder was centred on the middle of the wide loader. Handling was
> great and I was able to ride through (short sections of) busy traffic.
reports. Even snapped a picture:
share a picture once you get your surf board moving!
- Nice pictures,
I did it yesterday with all ease, my concerns are gone. The ride was
smooth. The board never moved. Unfortunately I did not snap any
pictures, I definetely will on my next attempt.
On a plus side, I hung my wetsuit accross the board and thru the straps
on the way back. It was almot dry when I got home. I found a new
definition for the xtracle: DRYER.