Carrying the load. Almost.

Today I decided to fix the fence.  In case you don’t know, we had some nasty wind a few weeks back that took down a fence post, snapping it off at the ground, and the two 8-foot panels attached to it.  A new post is in order.  We also needed a few odds and ends for the yard – netting, nylon rope, a handful of screws and the nastiest vegetation killer available without a license.  Of course, the bike is the best way to do this.  And wouldn’t you know it, carrying a load on the bike is one of the summer games categories over at LGRAB.

The girls used to ride around in a little trailer from a big box store.  They outgrew it about the time the top really started to come apart, so it’s now my cargo trailer.  I think.  It’s never actually been used to haul anything other than children, but a couple months ago I tore off everything except the chassis, tongue and wheels.  Today was to be her maiden voyage as a cargo trailer, carrying the fence post back home.  Here she is hooked up to the Trucker just before departure.

Weist Hardware (they have cotton twine, but no hemp) is only about 3/4 of a mile taking the long way, so it was a short ride.

Alas, no fence posts.  And the vegetation killer they stock isn’t any better than the stuff I already have.  Poop.  It seems we got all dressed up for nothing.  Here we are ready to go home with our screws, rope and netting in the pannier.

Maybe we’ll get groceries tonight.

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6 Responses to Carrying the load. Almost.

  1. Dottie says:

    Beautiful Surly build! Good luck with the fence post-hunting 🙂

  2. Apertome says:

    Love the white tires! They look fantastic.

  3. doc says:

    You’re just a big green machine up there in NC. I see a Cetma in your future for hauling your organic veggies to market.
    +1 on the tires, major cool.

  4. the Sloth says:

    Thanks, all. Those tires are Schwalbe Delta Cruisers, 700×35. At 65 psi they’re definitely cushier than the Conti Contacts, but I don’t feel like I’m any slower.

    I have a VO porteur rack on another bike, Doc. 🙂

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  6. Tien says:

    Hallo ihr beiden!!! Wir haben uns sehr sehr ueber euren Kommentar geeruft! Wir werden in den kommenden Wochen auch wieder mehr Artikel auf Deutsch schreiben. Lasst es euch gut gehen (und kommt uns bald mal besuchen). Eine feste Umarmung!!Annika Roberto