Crazy things you have carried on your Bike.

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  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    The thread aboutthe bicycle commuting got me to thinking about some ofthe things I have carried on my , most of the time commuting.

    A) I once was brought home from work ( MIT at the time ) a 70 pound 34 Kv Tranformer and had it in my Right Panier , I had to lean the bike big time to the left to make the bike go straight and I could not make a left turn with out coming to a complete Halt.

    B) Carring a 15 Inch Monocrome Monitor under my Arm from Lechmere Sq. Cambridge , to Back Bay , right through Kenmore square .

    C+D) there was Always Sue sitting side saddle on my Rear Rack or Tammy sitting Handle bars :)

    Honorable Mentions : cases of Beer , Lawn Chairs, a car battery and Lights, a Habachi , etc ,etc
     
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  2. Konabumm

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    not really crazy - but in college I pulled a keg behind my bike. I just couldn't find away to drink from the keg while riding.
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Tried to carry and empty keg on the bike. It didn't work out so well but I needed to $10 deposit to buy food.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    what rack and pannier do you have that was able to handle that weight?
     
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    A little bit of home-grown

     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    two hooters girls, in novemeber while on the tennesse ride.
     
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  7. Broken_Spoke

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    Was this on the roadie? If so I am very much impressed and if not still impressed.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    yep, did it on a fuji carbon pro, they were both on my bars, but they were tiny, tiny gerlz.

    it was warm on my hands, heh heh

    i will hook up my hard drive and find the pics
     
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  9. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    an older Blackburn rack ( before blackburn got bought up ) and a cannondale Pannier with some rope holding it too.
     
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    Once, I dragged a lawn mower behind my bike to my shop for grass cuttin'. And several times, I'd go grocery shopping, took my bike inside to fill the panniers, paid, and re-loaded the panniers. I figured if I could pack them, I could get the goods home.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    baby trailers work well for that purpose, although you get some wierd looks.
     
  12. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    when i lived in orange county, CA, i'd strap my bodyboard through my backpack and ride to the wedge everyday afterwork. the sandy crack ride back sucked bigtime but i swear i almost got enough lift to fly on the way down ;)
     
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    Wow that is a really good idea.
     
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    - 7 bags of groceries without any carriers
    - Another bike (Stuck my head through the triangle)
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    road my xc bike home from diablo carrying a dirt jump frame, held onto dh bike while riding road bike to get air in the tyres (didnt work to well), i put a basket on my road bike with a baby goat once to bring it to show my grandma
     
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    not too exciting, just balanced a case of beer on my handlebars. luckily i didn't have too far to go, it was pretty awkward
     
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    Cats, other bicycles, frames, sheet of plywood, 50# bag of oil seed in a Bob trailer, 70# maple burl, ditto (heavy load in a Bob gets ugly unstable downhill), six gallon gas can with gas, rakes, hoes, shovels, whatever...
     
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    Yeah I forgot to metion a Chain saw strapped to my Back , and trying to carry 3 rock bars
     
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    Carrying the fork, wheels, and most of the components of a DH bike, about 25lbs of the most awkward load ever.
     
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    A body.
     
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    Nothing as crazy as what Bah has carried over the years :D
     
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    I adapted an old SCUBA backpack to carry my chainsaw. Works like a champ.

    The problem with the long-handled tools like rock bars and rakes is their tendency to go sideways and become entangled in brush and trees, which can become embarassing.
     
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    300lbs of 2x4's, 2x6's and 1"x3' sheets...
    my little cousin off a MX tabletop
    a mountain board
    skateboard, 3 helmets, a gallon of water, video equipment and a first aid kit(that goes with me anywhere)
    a 5' palm tree
    a BigHit
     
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    There's a picture of a friend of mine riding home on his bike from the car shop carrying his car tire/wheel. It was awesome, I'll try to find it.

    Edit - found it. Anyone who knows Ricky knows how goofy he is, and can appreciate this picture.

     
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    The craziest thing I've carried on a bike is myself.
     
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    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    I once carried a pair of 12" 3-way speakers. Probably 15x30 cabinets.

    Saw this guy in beijing:

     
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    Nothing to top some of the above, but....

    A wheelset
    A machete
    A shovel, a pickaxe, and a rake, at the same time


    Not me, but my bike:
     
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    freeked out stray cat!
     
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    3 pointy shovels and a rake straight through the center of town and past the PO on the way to the trails. got a few dirty looks on tht one
     
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    Without rack: Shovels (plural), pixie bikes (two was neigh impossible--unless riding one of them, one of them weighed over 30lbs.), giant bag full of gear plus backpack full of books and the camelbak and a full face and body armor dangling off somewhere (the standard awkward cross campus race weekend carpool commute), large boxes, stacks of 2x4s (8ft), another bike and a longboard skateboard--though they were collectively rolled rather than carried, and today a 20lb butcher block.
     
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    No rack. 27" TV on the handlebars of my BMX. My buddy who found it would've dropped it for sure...
     
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    i was walking to my trails w/o my bike, shovel in hand
    and the medical office called the cops on me. he was
    wondering if i was burying dead babys.
     
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    Once I used my bike to wheel a dresser between apartments... I wasn't riding it, so I dunno if that counts.
     
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    This.
    And your mom.