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I've got a fascination with carrying things on bikes. Over the last few years I've built bikes to carry large-ish objects, and tha ties in with my car-free activism. Now that I've used a few different load bikes for a while, I've started to accumulate photos of the odd things I carry. My heaviest load is still around 150kg, and the biggest load is either a queen size bed or 6m lengths of steel and bamboo, depending on how you count such things.
My TriSled with MegaTrailer and a queen size bed. My TriSled with MegaTrailer and a queen size bed.
On the Cycle Against the Nuclear Cycle in Western Australia. John driving, me relaxing on the back. On the Cycle Against the Nuclear Cycle in Western Australia. John driving, me relaxing on the back.
Evan and his Kotzur recumbent bike. Overloaded, as always. Evan and his Kotzur recumbent bike. Overloaded, as always.
Kelly on the back of the tandem, with her furniture on Megatrailer. Kelly on the back of the tandem, with her furniture on Megatrailer.
Mark with his 10W FM transmitter rig and mixing desk. Radio Massive, for Critical Mass in Sydney. Mark with his 10W FM transmitter rig and mixing desk. Radio Massive, for Critical Mass in Sydney.
Long Bike One when I moved to Probert St. Computer, monitor, desk, some books. Probably less than 100kg loaded on the bike. Note the stand failing to cope. Long Bike One when I moved to Probert St. Computer, monitor, desk, some books. Probably less than 100kg loaded on the bike. Note the stand failing to cope.
Megatrailer will go on a standard bike, modelled by Gabe. The bookshelf would be tricky to move with a bike otherwise... Megatrailer will go on a standard bike, modelled by Gabe. The bookshelf would be tricky to move with a bike otherwise...
Gabe again, this time borrowing a bed off Rachel. Gabe again, this time borrowing a bed off Rachel.
Tall Bike Too with some 4m lengths of steel on it. I rode circles while Megan worked out how to make the camera go. Tall Bike Too with some 4m lengths of steel on it. I rode circles while Megan worked out how to make the camera go.
One Less Ute with speaker box, spare bike and "stuff' on it. One Less Ute with speaker box, spare bike and "stuff' on it.
Buying groceries in bulk - there's 20kg of pasta and 10kg of tinned tomatoes, 10kg raw sugar in there. Easy enough to carry, when you have the gear. Buying groceries in bulk - there's 20kg of pasta and 10kg of tinned tomatoes, 10kg raw sugar in there. Easy enough to carry, when you have the gear.
Instant stall for The Greens on One Less Ute. Trestle tables, t shirts, propaganda. And an umbrella in case there's weather. Instant stall for The Greens on One Less Ute. Trestle tables, t shirts, propaganda. And an umbrella in case there's weather.
All that came on the bike. All that came on the bike.
A pedal car for grown-ups. Unfortunately after it had been trashed by the blue gang at Reclaim The Streets. A pedal car for grown-ups. Unfortunately after it had been trashed by the blue gang at Reclaim The Streets.
Tall Bike Too being carried on One Less Ute. It really strained the quick release mount on One Less Ute, because the axle mount was that was all that was h Tall Bike Too being carried on One Less Ute. It really strained the quick release mount on One Less Ute, because the axle mount was that was all that was h
Long Bike loaded with bins of stuff - mostly books. Each bin only weighed 20kg or so... easy enough to load Long Bike loaded with bins of stuff - mostly books. Each bin only weighed 20kg or so... easy enough to load
but having pushed it off the stand, I couldn't lift and pull the bike to get it back on the stand. So the photo shoot was done with the bike leaning against the wall. but having pushed it off the stand, I couldn't lift and pull the bike to get it back on the stand. So the photo shoot was done with the bike leaning against the wall.
and it looked fine leaning on the wall and it looked fine leaning on the wall. All 120kg of it...