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    I was thinking, while the kickstand is still down, you could swing your leg over the top tube, but I guess the kickstand lifts the bike, making that even more difficult.

    I think if you pay attention to what you are doing, you should be OK even with the added weight. I step onto one of my pedals before swinging my other leg over the saddle, which led to my toppling over, never having found balance on the pedal. If you can get astride your bike without using the pedal as a step up, there shouldn't be a problem. If that is too much of a stretch, walking to the curb should work.

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    It's been awhile since posting, but, since no pics ever get taken of the mundane runs.. what's the point LOL... Today Cyclepup and I did a two-fer. The morning was our grocery run (about 140 lbs. total load wt.), then within an hour of getting home we ran our first bag ($6.00 worth!!) of recycled plastic to the recycler guy - 28 miles total. I added 'roof racks' to the top of the Smartbin to stabilize the cooler and whatever else I may need to strap on... the heat out here gets 'interesting' in the summer, so keeping the lid closed and putting a cooler or 2 on top is a necessity.
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    That's quite admirable, dzrthauler! What kinds of roads do you use? Do you get much attention? I'm surprised at how little attention I get when hauling a trailer.
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    Last weekend, Grocery store, library, drug store, hardware store. Even got a non utility exercise ride in on the road bike..

    Thought for the day. If we could encourage just one family member, neighbor, etc to use bikes for errands just on saturdays,.....we would be making good start. Of couse my wife is the hardest one to encourage...but I am getting there.
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    I need to find a centre stand for my extrabike... figure that I had a good 80 pounds under me yesterday as I carted parts down to the shop and am traveling lighter today as I just have a 50 pound bike.

    Mind you... the new rear d weighs almost a pound.

    I really don't need to haul anything.

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    Some boxes and a portfolio

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    That's quite admirable, dzrthauler! What kinds of roads do you use? Do you get much attention? I'm surprised at how little attention I get when hauling a trailer.
    Hey there Tom!! Our regular round trip (10 mi.) to the PO/recycling guy is on black top and basically secondary roads through housing- so not much of the need for a shoulder; the rest is on a primary highway (CA 138) and main arteries through town. CA 138 has good broad shoulders both ways - 4 lanes- heavy traffic; we only get a bike lane on an artery for about 1 mile.
    As far as attention - a lot of looks according to Cyclepup, and a lot of 'nods' at stop lights and the proverbial 'nice' honk-honk on 138(even a wave from traffic heading the other way sometimes!)
    All in all, the locals on the PO run are getting more and more used to seeing us with the trailer- the run into town is expanding and will be more and more frequent I venture. The county has a big bike
    lane proposal out - Cyclepup and I are going to a meeting this Thursday night (25th) they are having out in town. Hopefully it's not just lip-service!!
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    QMSDC... What is that?? A Gypsy encampment? LOL!! Again, love the pics of your world man, seriously!!
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    Moroccans. I don't know I just stopped to take a picture of my bike. I think the building in the background was the Iranian Embassy. Mo' rockin' from today. The front man is a former messenger.


    Mo' pictures of bikes in DC here, http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...street-traffic

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    Qmsdc15,

    To tell the truth I've stopped looking at pictures of your bike n' trailer, I now just look at all the interesting and crazy s**t thats going on in the background. Keep up the good work
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    Thanks. I notice a lot of interesting stuff I might not otherwise pay much mind to as I ride around with an eye for background. Haha.

    Here's one I posted in the Hybrid forum a few week ago that you might like.

    "Er, General Washington, do you suppose you could stand in front of my bicycle for a quick second?"


    The only load I photographed today was garbage hauled from the front of the mansion to the public road nearest our estate. Sorry, not much of a background, for security reasons, I'm sure you'll understand.


    George Washington never had to haul his own garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I need to find a centre stand for my extrabike... figure that I had a good 80 pounds under me yesterday as I carted parts down to the shop and am traveling lighter today as I just have a 50 pound bike.
    ccp from Monday...


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    Costco run today.



    Came close to, ah, you know, like missoverestimating my trailer capacity while I was filling the cart with 217 bucks worth of goodies.
    The bread balanced on top ok, but I'm thinkin' I should get a cargo net for over the top.
    Maybe I should just put all my other projects aside for a while and get the side loaders built for the Big Dummy. Then capacity will not be a problem when coupled with the trailer, waddaya think?
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    Qmsdc15,

    Yep, thats a nice one of Washington, but I think he's been out done by the peek a boo Abe in the background
    ************ My other trailers an Airstream ************
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    Haha, good eye! I was afraid I might have to explain to you who George Washington was. "To us what Mel Gibson is to you Scots" or something like that probably the best I could do.

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    When I did loaded touring, I found it very interesting that carrying a dozen eggs was easier than carrying a loaf of bread without crushing the bread. Egg cartons and egg shells are well designed.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    This is part of the route I take when on a shopping run; shot this on Tuesday. Pardon the camera shake--I'm playing the deshaker plug-in for virtual dub and various camera mounts for my regular camcorder to see if I can use it on the bike rather than buying one of the specialized "sports video cameras." I've modified the camera mount used to shoot this video but haven't had a chance to test it again due to weather. (Do any of you have the go pro or contour? If so, is there minimal camera shake when the camera is mounted to the bike?)


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    Only 14 miles. Just for a newspaper, Milk and french bread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    Only 14 miles. Just for a newspaper, Milk and french bread.
    What, no coffee? Gourmet coffee is my treat to myself. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee (and the taste even better).

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    Sweet video, MTBer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtnbkr View Post
    What, no coffee? Gourmet coffee is my treat to myself. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee (and the taste even better).
    Sign behind the counter in a truck stop long ago.
    "If our coffe tastes like mud, it's because it was fresh ground this morning."
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    Setting out on a 2mile trip out with my trailer today, with my no longer required excess stuff for the charity shops: a little over 58 kg on the trailer, and about 42 kg spread throughout the four pannier bags on my Bicycle. The load for the return journey home was a load of about 30 kg of general shopping and groceries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    Spencer st?

    I've been up to where your units are a few times recently, on other business, and I noticed your signs in the window. How's it all going so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtciv View Post
    Spencer st?

    I've been up to where your units are a few times recently, on other business, and I noticed your signs in the window. How's it all going so far?
    Spencer Street, Yes: right out side our front door just before I set off yesterday morning. Things with Cargo Cycles are plodding along on schedule nicely thank you. We have the majority of the tooling in place now, and the steel to make the welding and assembly benches, saw stand, grinder stand, etc arrives on Tuesday morning. Production of the Husky Dog racing rigs begins on the 6th of April, with the Cargo Bikes 3 or 4 weeks later. Cargo Cycles ltd is now the proud sponsor of the Norwich Music House: The music House.

    Now one for you to reply to: Bethel Street? I parked my Bike and trailer on the cycle stands there yesterday lunch time and went for a coffee in the cafe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    Setting out on a 2mile trip out with my trailer today, with my no longer required excess stuff for the charity shops: a little over 58 kg on the trailer, and about 42 kg spread throughout the four pannier bags on my Bicycle. The load for the return journey home was a load of about 30 kg of general shopping and groceries.

    [IMG]http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m230/Gareth_Lewis/Bicycles%20and%20bits/Garethtempf
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    Very nice trailer and bike. Those who don't ride bikes just don't understand what workhorses they can be.

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