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Old 06-28-08, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
Just posted with some additional details in "The Thing" thread.


I also make occasion runs in the Low Gravity bike (now christened Thing 2) and shall post a pic of that next time I have a chance.
The delivery truck of cycledom! Way cool!
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Pair o'Rivs

Here's our chore bikes.
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Old 06-29-08, 02:04 PM
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Pair o'Rivs

Here's our chore bikes
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I didn't take pics with groceries in the bin, but here's a pic of it strapped on my rack beforehand. And a bonus pic of grill gear.
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Old 07-02-08, 03:55 AM
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You guys are awesome! I have never seen anything like that, you can haul pretty much anything.
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This is a 200lb load of bulk food (grains, flour, beans, etc). These bikes sure make car free a no-brainer.


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Old 07-02-08, 10:11 AM
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Daayyyaaam! Nice haulin'!
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Old 07-02-08, 10:16 AM
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pretty much I see no need to post photo pics. Cause, I don't overload my Panniers. Instead I will go 1, 2 or 3 times and carrier lighter loads. Its only 2 miles to my favorite store; so , whats the big deal. Now, stuff like six packs of beer is difficult to carry. But, we are more wine people.
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Old 07-02-08, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BoulderBiker77 View Post
This is a 200lb load of bulk food (grains, flour, beans, etc). These bikes sure make car free a no-brainer.


A Surly ? A long haul tucker, maybe. Mine is a Surly cross check. Pretty good for commuting.
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Here's mine.
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
A Surly ? A long haul tucker, maybe. Mine is a Surly cross check. Pretty good for commuting.
That's a Big Dummy. Go check them out.
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Originally Posted by BoulderBiker77 View Post
This is a 200lb load of bulk food (grains, flour, beans, etc). These bikes sure make car free a no-brainer.


I say you on Folsom today. I noticed the wood kid seats. I was driving I live in Rollinsville. The commute down Mag is great takes about an hour 45. to get to N boulder, but the 4000' elv. gain on the return trip is tuff.
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Picked up some future "groceries" at the farmer's market back in May.....


Got it home, along with some local MooDoo.....


A week or two ago....


Trucked home lots more with my Rig.

I'll do the final run for these groceries on foot ;-)

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Old 07-18-08, 10:03 PM
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Groceries for my family of 5, this store is about a 4 mile round trip.



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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
Just posted with some additional details in "The Thing" thread.
Nice picture! Looks like it is just "The Thing" for grocery trips...

We used to have a delivery customer who would sometimes make some really big grocery orders that we'd deliver to her. Here's a load of 10 bags of groceries plus 15 paper towels and 70 4-packs of toilet paper (sorry for the poor-quality pic):

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After THAT pic, I feel soooooo inadequate.
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Old 07-22-08, 01:12 AM
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That's one healthy diet right there.
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Originally Posted by Tywin View Post
That's one healthy diet right there.
I was thinking the same thing…

Okay, here's mine. Mind you, I'm single and have no kids or pets. So my hauling needs are easily met. I shop on the way home from work on Thursdays, and make one or two additional runs a month.


I like my Tubus "New" Cosmo rack. It has a second set of side rials so I can mount both my Arkel Tailrider trunk bag with my commuting stuff, and…



My Nashbar Townie Basket grocery panniers. Yes, you can mount both simultaneously on a an ordinary rack, but this saves all the cussing and fussing.





Arriving home with the groceries, and jeans from work to be laundered. The other nice thing about the second set of side rails on the rack is that the panniers are easy to remove too (without the aforementioned cussing and fussing) since I could never carry the fully-loaded bike up the fire-escape stairs.



A somewhat better diet than BMC's



Bonus: A shot from my vacation last week.

I'd stopped at a country store during a ride earlier in the day and saw the bread rising in the pans. Rode back later to get a loaf fresh after baking. Note the cyclocross tires are mounted. That's 8½ miles round trip on single-lane dirt roads. For one loaf of bread (and the bottle of Gatorade). But fresh-caught walleye filets called for fresh bread…
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Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
This was many months ago, but it's a week's worth of groceries for my brother and I.



Sorry for the terrible camera phone picture.
Sundrop?? Where are you from? I am from Tullahoma originally.
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I already unloaded in this shot
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Heres my newest gofer. Its an eZee Quando II folder w/electric hub that I use for getting groceries and other errands within 5 miles. Vincita panniers - Yes sir, yes sir, 2 bags full.
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I do have a trailer, so I could really pack in the groceries. But, taking it on and off. I don't. / Instead, of loading the bike down with such excess weight, I might go to the store a couple times and carry less stuff. Its only 2 1/2 miles. Whats the problem. Only increases my distance.
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I don't have any pictures of my grocery getter fully loaded but here it is.






It is a Trek Navigator 3.0, between the 2 side bags, my backpack and my wives basket we can carry home a weeks worth of groceries every easily. The side bags are great they can just hold a case of beer each.
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Here are the last three runs we made, two to CostCo (a 7 mile round trip... uphill both ways), one to the grocery and liquor store (a mere 10 blocks).

The first pic is last week's trip: in our Burley - a case of Moosedrool, 1.5 gal milk, .5 gal cream, salmon; on the floor - 1 gal olive oil, uncooked tortillas, blueberries, blackberries, two kids we picked up at random Notice the self-righteous sign on the Burley.

The second pic is the Costco cart from today's run, the third is everything packed into our handmedown InStep trailer.

The fourth is part of our preparations for a party this weekend (mojitos are a must!). Dang those Wald folding baskets are handy for spontaneous grocery runs!

The fifth is the broken Burley hitch that resulted from my bike falling over twice then being loaded with the trailer as seen in picture 3. Is that why you're supposed to load the weight evenly over the trailer's wheels and NOT entirely on the hitch... the way the InStep is designed!? Possibly from bad karma associated with self-righteousness of picture 1.

Picture six is the "new" flatbed trailer I put together this evening that we will be using to haul groceries in from now on. Notice evil, wheelless InStep trailer next to the flatbed that is using donated wheels and hitch. In case you're wondering, I jury-rigged the InStep to fit the Burley with part of a metal mop handle and a cork (for internal support). The mop handle fits perfectly into the Burley hitch and inside the metal tubing of the InStep hitch arm almost as if it were designed with ME in mind!

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