On the bike…a Fender Stratocaster guitar, two antique picture frames (which I rescued), and a double portion of Chinese take out.
A couple quick comments…I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions the many comments I get while riding or parking this bike (and if you ride a long-tail or other cargo bike you understand this completely). The most common comment is whether I built the bike myself. Today, for example, while I was locking up the bike in front of a Chinese restaurant to pickup the aforementioned food, the bike quite literally stopped a guy in his tracks. He asked me all about it and even pulled out a pad to write down the bike’s name and website (I told him I felt like a cargo bike evangelist). A couple minutes later, as I exited the restaurant and was securing the food to the front rack, the owner and cook of the restaurant came out for a smoke. He too asked me about the bike. Then I asked him if he weren’t from China (he is) and hasn’t he seen more impressive bikes and loads being carried by bike there. He has, he said, then he pointed at the bike and said…but that is pretty impressive. And as I hopped on the bike he called out…have a nice day, Joe. It made me smile. I waved and called back to him that I hope he does the same.
3 thoughts on “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#456)…and a quick comment”
I know exactly what you speak of on the comments,especially the asking if I built it,LOL! Ever since I got my Xtracycle built up…I’ve even gotten thumbs up from my former brothers-in-gears….truckers,hahaha! The only other bike(s) I’ve EVER owned that gets near the same attention,are the folders I bought earlier this year,LOL! 🙂
DC…nice to hear from you…and yes, the comments are awesome!
Hey Joe,nice to be back semi-regular into my normal,LOL! I may be offline a bit in July,as it seems we’ve lost opportunity to purchase our house (hmm…and tomorrow being the 1st anniversary of our total property-loss house fire,LOL! :P) and we’ll be relocating,hopefully just across town though (and maybe move some things by bike,teeheehee!),but I’ll eventually get settled and be around more,both commenting on blogs I enjoy and posting on my own.
Let me wish you an awesome weekend,my friend,I hope you get out and ride some,and enjoy it with good friends 🙂