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Old 09-02-08, 11:14 AM
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Bump . . . Just put up this week's semifinalist at http://austinbikeblog.org/?p=514
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Old 09-02-08, 11:45 AM
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The loads that many Chinese carry on their bikes will dwarf anything that is posted here.

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Old 09-02-08, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
4 12-packs and that was bit much.
Particularly if you were carrying them in your stomach.
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When I was in the army, we were getting ready to head out to the field on a training thing for a week and my truck had a flat tire, and I didn't really have time to change it, so I rode into work on my bike, wearing all of my combat gear (uniform, rucksack, extra duffel bag balanced on handlebars, suspenders that held ammo pouches and canteens) all in all about 100 lbs worth of stuff. Wrecked three times on a 4 mile trip into work.
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Old 09-02-08, 12:25 PM
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I carried my golf bag (w/clubs) on my bike last week. Both cars were gone and my son and I wanted to play. We rode about a mile and half away to the course. It was quite a load but I'm glad we did it.
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Old 09-02-08, 12:29 PM
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Carried about 70 lbs of stuff while bike touring everywhere... but the biggest load might just be my wife... although I am sure she would object to being "a load."
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Old 09-02-08, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
The loads that many Chinese carry on their bikes will dwarf anything that is posted here.

And yet so many here on BF constantly tell us that Americans just have to have cars to carry loads...
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Old 09-02-08, 12:36 PM
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true, true. my largest volume is nothing compared to that. It was 3 loaded up lacrosse bags and 2 defensive lacrosse sticks. when we got the airport (i just had to bike them to the place we were meeting, we then drove down to LAX) the bags were weighing in at45-49 lbs a piece, and the sticks are a good 6 feet in length. Which wouldn't have been much of a problem, but my bike didn't have a rack on it of any kind, so i had all that stuff strapped onto me.
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Old 09-02-08, 12:42 PM
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And yet so many here on BF constantly tell us that Americans just have to have cars to carry loads...
You're so silly... those loads would crush carbon fiber!
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Old 09-08-08, 12:27 PM
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Bump again . . . Just posted this week's semifinalist: http://austinbikeblog.org/?p=631
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Old 09-08-08, 01:32 PM
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Old 09-08-08, 01:41 PM
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72 beers in my messenger bag, going to a party.
Delivered an entire 486 desktop PC with monitor, luckily only a few blocks but man it was sketchy.
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Old 09-08-08, 02:18 PM
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So far, either 3 12 packs of beer in a cooler with ice or 2 12 packs, a few fifths, and a full load of groceries. Neither is very impressive as far as volume goes, but quite heavy. If all goes well, this weekend I will be hauling a full sized couch with a few coolers full of beer and food, a medium sized charcoal grill, a medium sized fold up table, a few fold up chairs, and whatever else we decide to take with us. That should make for a pretty good picture.
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Old 09-08-08, 02:19 PM
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Old 09-15-08, 02:58 PM
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Bump once again. We had some good entries this week which are now up at http://austinbikeblog.org/?p=724.
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Old 09-15-08, 08:41 PM
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Not exactly a big load, but it was bulky. Weighing in at around 5 lbs.
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Old 09-16-08, 12:51 AM
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Friend of mine rode about 150 k round trip with a cello on his back. He actually declined the assistance of car-enabled friends who were driving to the same destination...

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Old 09-16-08, 09:11 AM
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A big hockey stuff sack with 25 heavy cotton longsleeve rugby shirts, 2 x 1 gallon water jugs, medical kit, 5 rugby balls and some drill cones. It was on my back for a 15km hilly ride.... harsh for my shoulders and back but had no choice then.

My 80 litre backpack for a month's worth of field stuff (chainsaw working boots and helmet, raingear...)/training stuff(running shoes, bike shoes)/work clothes (and shoes)/outdoor gear (sleeping bag, cutlery, headlamp...), and strapped to it a 30 litre messenger bag full of books/papers. To top it off, I grabbed a grocery bag and let it dangled from my handlebar. I had to move to Trois-Rivieres from Quebec city and I had a ride with a friend, but he left me in the middle of the city and I had a 4 km ride to get to my campus room... my guess is that I was travelling around 10 km/h just trying to balance my load. Phew! Little while ago... and sorry, no pics :-(
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Old 09-23-08, 03:51 PM
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Bump. . . Just one more week to make a submission.

This week's semifinalists are up at http://austinbikeblog.org/?p=842.
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Old 09-23-08, 04:03 PM
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Well, my books for class are a big load. But the oddest large load I've ever carried was when I took delivery for two Mosin Nagant M44 rifles from the UPS guy who I bumped into while out on a ride. I took the two rifle boxes, laid them across my rack and rode home holding the boxes with one hand, while holding the handlebars with the other hand.
I didn't have straps or anything to tie down the boxes because I wasn't expecting to bump into the delivery guy.

Only in America my friends.
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Old 09-23-08, 04:30 PM
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picked up a 10lb microwave from curbside trash in my milk crate. It's fun to watch people AMAZED that bikes can be used to carry stuff.
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Old 09-23-08, 04:43 PM
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No pics, but I made a Costco run for a 48-pack of toilet paper, 10kg bag of pancake mix, various other groceries, and a 15-inch apple pie.
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Old 09-23-08, 04:53 PM
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My butt is probably bigger than most loads mentioned so far..........

I did find this.......http://vic.gedris.org/pics/2002-11-3...11-30-034.html
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67 pounds, plus my 200 pound clyde-ass.
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