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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2011, 12:24:19 am »

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Video of my better half (5'2) carrying me (6'2), our 5yr old and 1yr old.

A couple of weeks back I did 14 miles with a 105kg colleague and 3 weeks worth of luggage. Probably not more than 125kg.

That's pretty impressive!  Your son is the spitting image of you, with emphasis on the spitting.  Some of the manoeuvring  made me quite giddy till I remembered it wasn't the rider's head-cam.  Really good!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2011, 02:58:22 pm »
Blessed are the Mekon, for they shall inherit the roads.

 :thumbsup:
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Jaded

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2011, 03:13:17 pm »
What is the music?  :)
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2011, 05:01:12 pm »
If we are including trailers, then how about:

 a 1000 litre water tank (empty):



a 100 litre water tank (full!)



a boat:



1/4 ton of hoss muck



Last week I had some 3.6 metre lengths of 6" x 2" timber on the same trailer.

And I have riden about a mile home, carrying a 8' x 4' sheet of plywood under my arm with just a bungee cord as a handle!  :o
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Jaded

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2011, 05:21:15 pm »
1/4 ton of hoss muck



I hope you had a headwind.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2011, 07:58:46 pm »
I had a gig. In the woods.

Note sensible use of 23 mm tyres and floppy case to hold 1978 Fender Precision. The trailer is a really cheap job I bought originally for doing the recycling, I gave it away on Freecycle eventually.



Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2011, 07:59:59 pm »
Or maybe they were 25 mm tyres.

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2011, 01:34:37 pm »
What is the music?  :)

It's a Terry Riley piece. I think it's from Persian Surgery Dervishes, but I am not sure.

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2011, 01:38:42 pm »

David Martin

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2011, 05:05:59 pm »
I prefer lying down on the job..


Cycle trailer by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2011, 08:08:48 pm »
Is this anyone here?

Bike/fridge/Wandlebury.

RichForrest

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2011, 01:10:40 pm »
That story was on the local news yesterday.
While they were filming at the same spot the pic was taken he came cycling past.
He was a Polish guy who saw a fridge in a skip and took it home (16miles).

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2011, 01:39:05 pm »
Ta for the info. 16 mile is a good effort like that!

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2011, 01:43:10 pm »
If he had that thing tied to his back I wonder what would of happened if he had lost his balance  :demon:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #64 on: February 21, 2011, 10:27:47 pm »
Ta for the info. 16 mile is a good effort like that!
Especially compared to:
Quote
John added that the mystery cyclist was aged in his 60s and believes he carried the fridge freezer for at least three miles.
The article calls him "barmy", which he may be, but I'd say he's also "balmy". He looks quite serene in that photo.

Polish, is he? It is more common to carry large loads on bikes in Poland, since bikes are more commonly used as a person's workhorse only transport, and you rarely get trailers - though I have seen a few, all homemade. Even so, that must have made for a good balancing act.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #65 on: February 21, 2011, 10:35:02 pm »
There was a short video of him on Youtube - can't find it now. He was going along at a good steady pace.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2011, 10:48:30 pm »
Five mph according to that article!
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2011, 10:54:53 pm »
Five mph according to that article!

Not on the clip that I saw - I'd say 10 mph. I didn't see any sign of "traffic coming to a standstill" either.

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #68 on: February 21, 2011, 10:57:28 pm »
Here it is:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ac5FNV_UOO4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ac5FNV_UOO4&rel=1</a>

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #69 on: February 21, 2011, 11:12:28 pm »
Yep, clearly not 5mph and no standstill traffic.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Regulator

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2011, 07:39:29 am »
Yep, clearly not 5mph and no standstill traffic.

But several close overtakes...
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2011, 10:53:11 am »
SimonP popped around last night, and took me for a spin in our cargotrike. I can see why it keeps the kids quiet - it's like being in a runaway rollercoaster. I regularly do 35kph with my 5yr old in it; no wonder  finds cars boring.

clarion

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #72 on: February 22, 2011, 11:39:00 am »
Yep, clearly not 5mph and no standstill traffic.

But several close overtakes...

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2011, 02:36:24 pm »
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woollypigs

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #74 on: February 25, 2011, 08:34:36 am »
Ah Beatrix, I do miss her.