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Old 06-08-19, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Hard to maneuver a shopping cart in a store? How do you handle maneuvering a vehicle (2 or 4 wheel) in traffic?
Roads have some semblance of order. In a grocery store people drive their carts both ways on each side, park in random places, store employees build pyramids of random objects in the roadway, tollbooth lines queue into and across the travel lanes, etc
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Old 06-08-19, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
Roads have some semblance of order. In a grocery store people drive their carts both ways on each side, park in random places, store employees build pyramids of random objects in the roadway, tollbooth lines queue into and across the travel lanes, etc
Obstacles -sure; hard to manage - who wudda thunk it?
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Old 06-08-19, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
Roads have some semblance of order. In a grocery store people drive their carts both ways on each side, park in random places, store employees build pyramids of random objects in the roadway, tollbooth lines queue into and across the travel lanes, etc
+1; only time I push a shopping cart around the store is when I'm buying something big enough to require it (cat litter, etc).
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Old 06-08-19, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
+1; only time I push a shopping cart around the store is when I'm buying something big enough to require it (cat litter, etc).
Makes sense, or if buying more than the relatively small amount of items that a shopper cares to carry in a hand basket.
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Old 06-08-19, 03:11 PM
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Just put them on top Jeeves. That, or you can place a box/hard shell in the bag.
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Old 06-08-19, 04:46 PM
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I guess I haven't dealt much with fruit. I use a collapsible wald basket most of the time. Unfortunately the one time I used the trunk bag, my olives opened and spilled all over. I guess that will teach me not to hit the speed bump so hard next time.
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Old 06-09-19, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
+1; only time I push a shopping cart around the store is when I'm buying something big enough to require it (cat litter, etc).
How do you bring infant around the shop?
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Old 06-09-19, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
How do you bring infant around the shop?
Never had one myself. But, contrary to some theories, I was one once. My parents carried us, each in turn before we could walk, on their backs. But then again, they also pushed a shopping cart, as they were buying for (up to) 7 kids. Not one of us ever rode in a strolle... er... pram.

There are papoose-style infant carriers that carry the wee one on your front, which, I reckon, retains the option of carrying a backpack.
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Old 06-09-19, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post

There are papoose-style infant carriers that carry the wee one on your front, which, I reckon, retains the option of carrying a backpack.
Those give me much more of a workout than I expected. Strapping 5kg to my front and going about my daily business is good exercise.
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Old 06-10-19, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by crazyravr View Post
Soft food to be specific. Things like raspberries...
Raspberry bushes in the back yard.

Just eat them right off the bushes.
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Old 06-10-19, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Hard to maneuver a shopping cart in a store? How do you handle maneuvering a vehicle (2 or 4 wheel) in traffic?
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I use Rubbermaid totes and a trailer. One of the totes is lined with foam for delicate items and the totes are impervious to water so the cargo arrives intact and dry.
+1! I have used a trailer for years for this kind of duty.
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Old 07-02-19, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by crazyravr View Post
Soft food to be specific. Things like strawberries, raspberries... how do you bring them home without them getting totally bruised up and mashed up? Last time I carried raspberries home by bike they became more of a smoothie after all the bumps and I was glad I had the container in a plastic bag. Did not try that since. Strawberries, got really bruised up.

Burley Travoy with their attachable grocery getter bags work for me.
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Old 07-03-19, 06:57 AM
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^^^^ One conveyance for inside/outside the store is a neat idea, but wouldn't float in most cases in the States. Stores here frown on shoppers putting merchandise in their bags or other conveyances before paying, out of concern about shoplifting. Plus, those are very small wheels to run at 10-15 MPH / 15-25 km/h. If the "sociology" were different here, and those wheels were 16"-ers, it would work.
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^ One conveyance for inside/outside the store is a neat idea, but wouldn't float in most cases in the States. Stores here frown on shoppers putting merchandise in their bags or other conveyances before paying, out of concern about shoplifting. Plus, those are very small wheels to run at 10-15 MPH / 15-25 km/h. If the "sociology" were different here, and those wheels were 16"-ers, it would work.
I actually put the Burley Travoy in the shopping trolley, leaving it unfolded amd upright and I still have plenty of room to fill up the trolley with groceries.

So when I approach the checkout, the Travoy is empty.

Also the Travoy has pneumatic tyres, so even though they are small, I can't say I have noticed them holding me back when I ride somewhere with the Travoy attached to my bike.
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Old 07-04-19, 07:31 AM
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I use Ibera RakPak panniers, which have side stiffeners. Beer, fruit, veggies and tortillas all in just one side bag. No bruised bananas! Just an example, but zero issues.
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Originally Posted by tim24k View Post
+1! I have used a trailer for years for this kind of duty.
Here is a pic after a typical grocery run. Rubbermaid totes are full plus paper towels and diapers. I have some larger totes as well and they are stackable but I rarely need that much capacity.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Burley Travoy with their attachable grocery getter bags work for me.
Same for me. I take it into the store and load it in the store. It is a very convenient trailer for grocery shopping. However I use the standard bag and for stability I use a cheap IKEA trash can which fits right inside. The original Burley shopping bags are too expensive for my taste.
What I don't like about the Travoy:
- The top handle has developed some play meanwhile and when loaded the ride gets a bit bouncy.
- The point of gravity is too high. When you cut a corner too fast and hit the curb the trailer will flip over.
- I wish the top handle would be a bit longer. With a Euro style city/trekking bike, 700c wheels, tail light mounted on the rear fender and a rear rack there is not enough clearance when you use the seat post mounted hitch. And the rack mount hitch does not work either when you want to use panniers.
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I’ve never had any success transporting cakes or cupcakes with frosting. No matter how slowly and carefully I ride my bike the cake finds a way to bounce around and the icing always sticks to the sides of the cardboard box.
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