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Old 01-03-12, 10:21 PM
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Trek "Dog Food" Transport

So, I've pretty much settled on the Trek Transport (non-electric assist) for my next bike as I am getting more and more car-free. I probably will be ordering it and setting it up sometime this next summer. Today, I needed to use a car to go get a 50 pound bag of Dog Food for our two pooches - I was happily thinking "You know, this summer I will actually be able to do this on my bike . . ."
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My food:
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Twenty five pound bag. Grocery bag panniers give me the necessary surface area. I don't know that I'd want to try 50 lbs this way.

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This is one of my favorite utility rides - to get dog food! We pick up 35 or 55 lbs at a time, depending on whether we need big only or big and small dog food.

The photo below is when we had more dogs, so that run was 90-lbs worth.

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This is one of my favorite utility rides - to get dog food!

+1, 50 lbs:
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This is one of my favorite utility rides - to get dog food!

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Hmm, I like the orange theme you got going on there.
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Dog food:



My food:
dog food, toilet paper and beer - Perfect lol
cute dog too
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dog food, toilet paper and beer - Perfect lol
cute dog too
I've got my priorities.

That dog is Candy, my overweight yellow lab. Sandy, the spastic mutt was out of frame.
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Sorry for the really crappy cell phone pic, but this is a $200 grocery shopping trip with my converted Burley trailer:
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