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    Some cool pics of utility cycling

    http://www.northroadbicycle.com/arti...ty_photos.html

    Had to share this. Just ran across it.
    In this age of mindless consumerism, of atomized populations living in boxes, working in boxes, and traveling in boxes, almost always alone, with only the electronic voices of their new feudal lords to guide them through life, the bicycle becomes an instrument of gentle revolution. --Richard Risemberg

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    The captions are priceless. Thanks for sharing.
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    Is that one guy really carrying a car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddyfish View Post
    Is that one guy really carrying a car?
    I think that is Photoshopped as well as the one of the guy pulling the trailer. Its impossible!

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    Heh, those were great. :rofl: I showed them to The Boy so he won't think I am completely mad when I build the Xtracycle - it could be so much more!

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    It's not photoshoped, the airstream photo is an old ad. pic. for the airstream company. When my great grandma died I got a huge box of her old post cards to add to my collection and I was amazed to find that one in there. It was basically to show how light and sturdy the airstreams are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    I think that is Photoshopped as well as the one of the guy pulling the trailer. Its impossible!
    The one of the Airstream is legit and it was "re-enacted at a recent Vintage Airstream Rally near Denver...

    The guy pulling the Airstream was one of the top racers of the day.

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    I first saw the car body one about a year ago. Looks like just the body of a VW Rabbit, which I'm guessing is in the neighborhood of 800 lbs. It's a real photograph. Look at the size of the wheels on the front end. There's a lot of photos on the internet of 2 and 3 wheeled transportation in other countries. Some truly amazing stuff.
    "Pain is weakness leaving the body"......yea, right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulpes View Post
    http://www.northroadbicycle.com/arti...ty_photos.html

    Had to share this. Just ran across it.
    Thanks for posting this -- good one.

    (If anyone has any other pictures to recommend, please do.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    I think that is Photoshopped as well as the one of the guy pulling the trailer. Its impossible!

    guy pulling a trailer is not photoshopped. Thats an actual event. As is the guy carrying a car shell. Its funny how in most of the rest of the world people carry large items on bikes EVERYDAY, but here in America it must be photoshopped, because we cant grasp the idea of using bikes as transport/cargo vehicles.

    200lbs of cardboard and paper:



    300+ lbs of items for sale:

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    Lords of the Logistic, mostly small motorbikes, but a few bicycles as well.
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    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Robert A. Heinlein

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    I wish I had a picture of it, but whilst I was in India, I saw a motorcycle, with a rider and passenger. The rider had an intravenous drip in his arm, and the passenger was holding the bag up over his head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by workingbike View Post
    Lords of the Logistic, mostly small motorbikes, but a few bicycles as well.
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    Yeah, that's the set of photos I've seen before. You know what they say about "necessity."
    "Pain is weakness leaving the body"......yea, right!

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    Great finds WOW!

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    That's funny. I saw the Raleigh, NC guy with a full stereo one morning on my commute, or maybe a copy cat. At the time, he had the speakers set up, but hadn't bought a stereo yet.

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