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Old 12-16-08, 03:38 PM   #126
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Another laundry day - 55lbs was really easy

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Old 12-16-08, 04:28 PM   #127
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I bought a Christmas tree on Saturday and strapped it to my backup bike (1967 Mercier SS). Sadly though, I had to walk the bike back to my apartment.
Should have bungee'd the tree to your back.
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Old 12-16-08, 05:11 PM   #128
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Someone had to do this. I can't believe I'm the first





I have a new hero.
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Old 01-03-09, 12:16 PM   #129
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Old 01-03-09, 01:43 PM   #130
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gyeswho is the cat's pajamas.
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Old 01-03-09, 04:52 PM   #131
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15 of these...

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Old 01-03-09, 04:58 PM   #132
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realized that i hadn't posted these up-
rode 7 miles to work, 15 mile group ride, 7 miles home.


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Old 01-03-09, 05:59 PM   #133
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realized that i hadn't posted these up-
rode 7 miles to work, 15 mile group ride, 7 miles home.
Can I ask... why?
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Old 01-03-09, 06:18 PM   #134
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Old 01-03-09, 11:02 PM   #135
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Can I ask... why?
guys at my shop are fast. didn't want to take the mountain bike on a roadie ride.
i tried riding the fixed gear in to work a few times, but it was too tiring to do that then work for 9 hours and ride home. i would end up spending the entire day's paycheck on food and caffeine in order to get through the day.
also, it was really really fun. most passing clearance i've ever gotten from cars.
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guys at my shop are fast. didn't want to take the mountain bike on a roadie ride.
i tried riding the fixed gear in to work a few times, but it was too tiring to do that then work for 9 hours and ride home. i would end up spending the entire day's paycheck on food and caffeine in order to get through the day.
also, it was really really fun. most passing clearance i've ever gotten from cars.
I notice that too, only when I've got a crap load of stuff are they conscience, although there are still jerks who get close
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i think it's either a "wtf, this guy is nuts, better give him tons of room" or "What the hell is this guy carrying, i need to get a closer look"
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Old 02-20-09, 06:57 PM   #138
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I gotta new project in the works...



And here's a vid of me carrying it
On the Way to the shop
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Old 02-20-09, 08:20 PM   #139
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Grocery runs on two of my bikes
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Sorry, no pics but I did carry 4 cases of beer and three bags of ice on a Surly Big Dummy once. It belonged to a friend and he let me ride it up the gas station to get supplies for the evening. Everyone at the gas station was really stoked to see me load up that bike and ride away. Bike handled really well; could've carried a lot more weight with no trouble.
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I gotta new project in the works...



And here's a vid of me carrying it
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The wind in the northeast this weekend, it blows....
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Old 02-20-09, 10:27 PM   #142
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yea seriously! My fingers were starting to freeze up after only holding the camera for less than a minute
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and i think carrying a backpack is too much...
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No pics but the home from mardi gras and the ride back from canal to uptown with my bagaboo bag filled to the gills with beads and throws weighing in at a stout 50lbs. for the record, wow nola roads are in rough shape.
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This looked like something to post about here. You guys may have seen this already. If not then it may get your creative juices going.
I'm voting Gyeswho FTW!

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Grocery Getter Contest
More information to follow. Contest officially begins March 20, 2009 and all pertinent info will be posted here.
General Rules.....
1.Grocery Getter.
2. No price limit.
3. Must be able to transfer safely the following: 25# bag of dog food and 10# bag of kitty liter,
1 gal milk, 5# flour, pkg of 8 rolls of tp, 1 loaf of bread, 1 six-pack of beer, a 12oz bottle of maple syrup, etc, etc. A standard list of groceries will be provided here by the contest start date..
4. $25 entrance fee to charity to be determined.
5. Submission photos must show the grocery list loaded on the bike.
6. Conveyance may include trailer, sidecar, extensive racks, skyhook accessories, etc.
7. Judging based entirely on function and creativity.
8. Must be fixed.
9. All contest entries must be received by July 10, 2009.
10. Prizes to be determined by contest start.

I have the utmost confidence that the judges will look past the $ spent and find the winner. I see no reason for someone to be limited to choosing between either a crappy crankset or a decent set of tires. These bikes are meant for utility.
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Old 03-24-09, 11:22 PM   #146
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most expensive thing I've ever carried

I'm such a traitor, I know
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Old 03-24-09, 11:55 PM   #147
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carried a big bag of clothes and a pair of shoes to donate at a clothing dropoff container
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Old 03-25-09, 12:17 AM   #148
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Man, most I've carried is about $2000 in camera gear and my laptop. (majority of which belongs to my school.. shhh)

Bodies:
Nikon D80 and Nikon F100

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Sigma 18-50 f2.8
Sigma 70-200 f2.8
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Nikkor 35-80 f4-5.6
Nikkor 18-135 f3.5?-5.6
Quantaray 55-200 f4-5.6
Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 Fisheye
Promaster 28-80 f3.5-5.6

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5 Rolls of film
Memory card wallet
Nikon SB-800 flash
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D80's battery charger
10 pack of AA's

Dell Inspiron Laptop (got it fo free through my dads business, decommissioned work computer)


That was one sloooooow careful ride.(wink wink) Chrome Civilian held up perfectly for it though.



Photographer of this shot was using my gear, hence the empty looking bag.
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Old 03-27-09, 10:14 AM   #149
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Old 03-27-09, 04:35 PM   #150
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I gotta new project in the works...



And here's a vid of me carrying it
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I want that trailer.
Where'd you get it?
Did you make it?
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