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    Biscuit Boy Cosmoline's Avatar
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    Costco Run--NOT impossible

    On Sunday I took the Kona and BOB trailer six miles across town to load up at the Costco. I put a large size tote on the BOB and brought a backpack. Here's a rundown of what I was able to haul back:

    Two large boxes o' vegeburgers
    Two ten-packs tunafish
    One package english muffins
    One brick Tillamook pepper jack
    One large bag frozen ravioli
    One large box of fudgesicles
    One eight pack clam chowder soup
    One ten pack condensed milk
    One four pack of the good quality chicken stock
    Two fire extinguishers
    One large bag Washington red apples
    One large bag Washington onions
    One three pack mayo
    Some office supplies and batteries
    One frozen pizza
    Bottle of wine
    and a few other items

    Total cost was about $180, about half what I would pay at the local yuppy market and 2/3rds the price at the supermarket. And I can't say I had to leave much if anything behind because of the bicycle. All the liquid items maxed out the BOB for weight but it hung together.

    I post this because a mass quantity run to th' Cost-co is is one of those trip most people would assume impractical or impossible on a bicycle.
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    Way to go! Also: This thread is useless without pictures!
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    Wow quite the haul.
    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    Way to go! Also: This thread is useless without pictures!


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    OK, I'll post some tonight.
    ''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.''

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    Only one bottle of wine? Weenie!

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    My only concern is the fudgcycles. Did they survive without chilling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soappedaler View Post
    My only concern is the fudgcycles. Did they survive without chilling?

    He's in Alaska. He's probably lucky his wine didn't freeze.
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    Great job
    I have been doing my Costco runs with just a couple of Wald Baskets on the back... Just been making more trips... It's about 8 miles round trip..
    I am now waiting for my FreeRadical kit to arrive hopefuly this week... Should be able to do some serious hauling then...Downside though, the rips will become more expensive..l.
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    Well the photos got deleted, but I'll be sure to take a set on my next run.

    It was pretty sunny but I kept the frozen stuff all together in the tote. The fudge got slightly soft but nothing serious. You could put a cooler on the BOB in hotter climes.
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    I still don't believe you can leave Costco with just one bottle of wine. You better have pics next time!

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