Friday, May 8, 2015

Cargo Trailer

I've wanted to carry heavier, bulkier items on the bike sometimes but never could figure out how.  A dedicated cargo bike is too expensive and racks, panniers seemed overly complicated to mount and load.  Then I saw a little trailer in an article and knew that's just what I needed.  Ordered a Burley Travoy from a place in Germany and today I took it on a test ride with 40 pounds of wet laundry to the laundromat.  Worked great, hit 52 kph on the hill down to Marsure and took all the bumps and potholes fine.  Coming back even with the clothes lightened of water I could feel the extra weight but not bad, just used one cog bigger than normal.  Looks like it'll work for groceries and maybe some camping too.  We'll see.        

Folds up to fit in train or airline overhead storage

Pala Fontana from laundromat

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