Was thinking back about it tonight...
To make a buck, i cut lawns during the summer. up until recently i wasn't old enough to get a driver's license... so... i needed a way to get to work!
back then i rode on a 40lb FS mountain bike. department store "mountain bike." to this mountain bike i hitched a wagon i built, which weighs also, about 35lbs. Onto this wagon i placed my lawnmower, about 150lbs, my leaf blower, about 50lbs, my weedwhacker, about 20lbs, and carried 1L of water on me as well as other knick knacks to help me do the job (10lbs). sometimes i'd also carry a bag of grass or two, and the gas can on the wagon... that's about 15lbs/bag of grass + 15lbs for the can
Put it all together:
150lb lawn mower
50lb leaf blower
20lb weed whacker
10lb other stuffs
15lb grass bag
15lb gas jug
and then throw on a 120lb rider (that used to be me ). i'll tell you: it wasn't easy going up those hills . to this day, my fellow riders wonder how i, on my 30lb vintage road bike can sprint up hills!
And no, this isn't a joke. i did do this for a couple years. everything was held tightly in place with bungie cords and there was a ridge 'round the edge of the wagon to keep the gear from falling out. sadly, as a result of the tremendous stress on my body, i developed jumper's knee in both knees. since then i've resorted to gasoline-powered vehicles...
would you have hired me?