Joys of Hauling

I love riding with big stuff.  I feel a sublime satisfaction when moving big things via bike instead of by car.

I sold a mountain bike frame and a tube amplifier head on ebay, and both things went in big boxes for shipping.  Then I needed to get the stuff to the shipping store a mile away.  The shipping store is on my way to work, and I don’t have a parking pass, so I loaded everything up on my Burley trailer.

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The vacuum tubes, separately packed, are on top of the tube amplifier head.  The tall box holds the bicycle frame.

Riding with this much weight requires more effort, but not as much as I’d have thought.  In retrospect, disc brakes would’ve tamed my descent of the Denton St hill, but I managed to stop before the stop sign at the bottom.

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Having reached the shipping place (on University), I sent my stuff off and rode to work with the empty trailer.

And of course, not wanting to make an empty trip back home from work, I stopped by a coworker’s house and retrieved some fence posts that he didn’t need.

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100 lbs, 100 degree heat, it’s easier than you think.

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2 thoughts on “Joys of Hauling

  1. Devin says:

    About 95% of my weekday miles are spent hauling my son around,.. either to go grocery shopping or to the local park. I love hauling. It makes NOT hauling so much easier.

  2. Chandra says:

    Nice post! Makes who worry too much about the weight of the pedals on their bikes look silly LOL!
    PS.
    Devin,
    Nice way to look at working hard !!

    Peace :)

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