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    Yak Attack

    After doing a car free move with a fairly crude converted kid trailer, I decided I was getting way too much drag, esp. up hills. And while my creation can carry well over 100 lbs., I generally don't need that kind of capacity. So I broke from my tradition of buying used stuff off craigslist, walked into REI last night and bought a B.O.B. Yak. All I can say is, SWEEEEEET. It has virtually no drag, and as long as the load is kept fairly low and balanced it can haul a pretty hefty chunk. I'll be doing more experiments this weekend, but so far so good. It also has the very real potential of conversion to ski mode for the six months of darkness. Just pop the rear wheel out and use a busted up ski's nose to form a platform to keep it from sinking. I believe it might actually work, doubling my wintertime carrying capacity. Unlike my experiments with traditional sleds, it will also stay in control and not skid around or slam into the back of the bike on stops.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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    I hear sleigh bells when I picture you and a trailer.

    Wait, wait! I'm hearing lyrics... Something about a one-bike open sleigh...
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    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    the hard part will be getting your dog to pedal the bike!



    "Think Outside the Cage"

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    This is a sweet trailer. I've taken a few heavy loads with it, including one through the pouring cold rain this weekend. It handles like an extension of my bike. The only problem comes when you stop. The weight from the trailer can cause the bike to upset and fall over. I almost need a kickstand for the trailer. Or two kickstands for the trailer. That's an idea, actually.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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