As many of you may have noticed, I have been the Man-Around-Town with my custom trailer. I originally built the trailer for grocery shopping and transferring my toolbox between hangars for work.
Inspired by Angie, our family cycling expert, I added a skewer mount so that she wouldn’t be the only bike rescue service in town!
With regret, this set up has not been tested. Originally was to be used to deliver my bike to the LBS for a tune-up. Maybe next time.
Trailers have added an extra dimension to my utility cycling landscape. Late 2008, I received a round of oohs and aahs when seen hauling two 40 pound bags of dry dog food. Once I delivered a case of synthetic motor oil to a customer.
I have fun with the clerks at the grocery store by asking them to pack everything tight because I am on a bicycle. If you could only see their faces! Imagine their surprise as we rolled up with the trailer loaded for their perusal and review.
The possibilities become endless with the use of a trailer.
Doggie Day at the Park
Kudos to Diana
There are many commercially available trailers. Simplicity and functionality can be had by using a custom built trailer. Diana designed a smaller trailer with the kit I used. BTW, there were two Samoyeds in the dog crate.
The usefulness of this trailer design allows many options. Here is just one of the many trips to the local recycling collection center.
While not a custom trailer, my wife and I extend our bicycle usefulness with the addition of a child trailer. Both of our children can ride in comfort and style while out and about the City Beautiful. Pictured is our son navigating our way to the next county park for some fun and fishing.
Ever Wished You Had a Trailer Sometimes?
Retro City Cycles has expressed interest in complimenting the classes they offer to the riders and citizens of the Orlando area. They have graciously offered to lend us space for conducting a workshop of opportunity. Brainstorming ideas are needed.
There are several options to progress into utility cycling. Having a trailer can be more effective depending on the desired need for hauling.
Keri suggested having a cookout. Pot luck, anyone? Perhaps use this workshop to lead in to the exciting realm of utility cycling and present some tools to make it happen.
Ultimately, the Build-a-Trailer Workshop will be coming soon. Check back for more details.