And all of my co-workers and I laughed at him. As we looked out of our office building down on the busy street below, we saw this guy in overalls riding a modified bike (rear-wheel extended w/ platform) and hauling a ladder and painting supplies. Isn't that taking the whole bicycling thing a bit too far? In a couple of decades after all the cheap oil runs out then this could be a practical alternative. But until then it looks unprofessional. Who would want to hire someone to paint their house / office that doesn't even own a vehicle to haul all of his gear in? It gives the impression that he's immature, unprofessional, and non-trustworthy by riding a bicycle instead of driving a utility truck. i.e. Look at the 40-Year Old Virgin movie and the stereotype about bicycle commuters in general.