Whew, man! I did it. I did ALL the Thanksgiving shopping in ONE trip by bicycle today.
I hauled 80 pounds (36.3 kg) - yes, I weighed it. 65 pounds (29.5 kg) of it were on my back in an enormous North Face backpack. The rest was in a basket on my rear carrier.
I dunno, but that sure seemed like a lot of stuff to carry. I had a 20 lb (9 kg) turkey, two dozen eggs, a gallon of milk, a half gallon of orange juice, cans and cans and cans of stuff, 10 pounds (4.5b kg) of potatoes, 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of onions, and all kinds of other stuff.
It probably wouldn't have been so bad if I had a Bob trailer or a big honkin' carrier to put it on, but having most of it in a backpack made it tough going.
There is the challenge, folks. Anybody else done any big time shopping by bicycle?