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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-06-12, 08:14 AM   #1
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Athena Errand Run!

Here's my wife, Crazylady, headed out to run some errands (Pick up some ice and party supplies for my Mom's birthday dinner this afternoon). She rides a recumbent trike, a Sun EZ3, and uses a trailer for touring and errands. It's a nice comfortable setup.







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Old 05-06-12, 04:26 PM   #2
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Nice trailer! In the small town where I have been spending the spring the grocery store is 1.33 miles away. It dawned on me a couple of days ago that I could get groceries by bike. Just do a lot of trips and no Two litre bottles of Diet Coke!
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Old 05-06-12, 05:39 PM   #3
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Nice trailer! In the small town where I have been spending the spring the grocery store is 1.33 miles away. It dawned on me a couple of days ago that I could get groceries by bike. Just do a lot of trips and no Two litre bottles of Diet Coke!
Oh, yeah! I do my shopping by bike. I have two Ortlieb panniers, and a roomy backpack. Or if I know I need something heavy, like cat litter, I often use my little old lady cart. I could totally get two litres of Diet Coke/Pepsi (although I hardly drink that stuff anymore) in one of the Ortliebs!
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Old 05-06-12, 05:40 PM   #4
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That really is a nice rig, BTW.
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Terrific bike and trailer!

My bike gets turned into a grocery getter about twice a week. Much nicer than carrying 25 lbs of groceries in my hands!
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She needs to flip and slam that stem

just kidding. that is awesome, now you got me thinking about getting a trailer
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Nice trailer! In the small town where I have been spending the spring the grocery store is 1.33 miles away. It dawned on me a couple of days ago that I could get groceries by bike. Just do a lot of trips and no Two litre bottles of Diet Coke!
Or walk. I walk about that far to work each day and then walk home. Or get a cheap rack and pannier(s) so you don't have to make a lot of trips. I do most of my shopping on foot or on bike.
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I'm about 5 each way, but don't mind going when time constraints are few . I usually use panniers , but also have a racktop bag that has small panniers come out the sides, and a waterproof liner for the top . Or I use the Cannondale trailer .
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Nice set up, makes errands a breeze I bet!
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Nice pics. Best wishes on the birthday party for your mom!

I've been playing with ideas for draggin my canoe around. Got some inspiration here.
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