Utility Cycling Want to haul groceries, beer, maybe even your kids? You don't have to live car free to put your bike to use as a workhorse. Here's the place to share and learn about the bicycle as a utility vehicle.

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Old 04-23-12, 08:32 PM
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I'm a utility cyclist!

I think I now count as a utility cyclist! In the last two days I've hauled a basket of laundry and a dog, a child and a picnic, a Goodwill clothing donation, recycling, and a lawn mower.

See the stories on my blog here: Sunday: Laundry Day With a Twist
and here:Have Trailer Will Haul.

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Old 04-23-12, 11:38 PM
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Congratulations!

Hauling by bike, for me, is an experience in freedom. If needed, I could be completely independent of my car. The only hang-up is that driving is so much more time efficient. I have three little kids at home, and unfortunately, I don't have time to ride everywhere. However, I ride as much as I time allows.

I also see it as a challenge: carry more, longer,or just use my trailers more. I typically get in one trailer haul per week, which is usually to the recycle center or to the second hand store (donations).

The adventure has only begun, and is only limited by your willpower and imagination!
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Old 04-24-12, 08:00 AM
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Great job!
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Life is better this way.
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Ugh, I gotta get a trailer, I'm so jealous!!!

The only problem that I have is that I need to drive the car once per week to keep it from seizing up (2x sets of rotors in 3 years will agree). I cycle 5k miles per year and drive 3k, what does that say?

I'm looking for a rig for bike camping this summer, any suggestions?
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Awesome.
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Awesome.
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