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What Utility Rides/Trips/hauls/errands did you do today???

Old 04-29-18, 03:50 PM
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Bike used as cargo transport for small sailboat maintenance.

No marine store in my town and don't own a car but do own a small sail boat.
1) biked to boat
2) put bike on sailboat
2) sailed to next town
3) took bike off and rode to marine store to buy maintenance supplies, then rode back to boat and sailed home
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Old 05-06-18, 08:55 PM
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Rode the trike to the grocery store today.
Yesterday I rode it to the Metro PCS store to get my new waterproof, mud proof, vibration proof "Mil Spec" "Smart" Phone activated, then to the 4 bike shops in town, and a couple sporting goods stores trying to find a bracket/mount to mount the "smart" phone to the handlebar.
I gave up after the 10th store. Maybe one of the motorcycle/ATV dealers will have one?
I did find one of those "T" thingies that clamp onto the handlebar to increase the available handlebar real estate. It also raises the mounting point, so the phone will clear the front basket when I find a mounting bracket for the phone.
After giving up on the bracket, I visited the Vape Shop (a really cute gal works there), Two of the 2nd/3rd Hand stores, and the local International Buffet for supper. (I had a hankerin' for some Sushi)
All told, around 30 miles yesterday.
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Old 05-11-18, 11:04 PM
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Beer Run/River trip

Went to get some beer and ended up going for a swim.


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Old 06-17-18, 11:27 AM
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Corner store for milk, bread, smokes and cat food.

My record so far is a gallon of milk, 32 cans of cat food, four litres of tonic water, two loaves of bread, two tubs of cream cheese, two bags of bagels, and a 25 lb bag of cat litter.
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Old 06-17-18, 07:50 PM
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Finally found a nice big basket so Maxwell could go too. First outing to off-leash park, and he did great! Elroy up front is an old hand at this...he jumps into that front basket when I give him permission.
stoked Yuba Mundo and two dogs.
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Old 10-21-18, 02:01 PM
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Took advantage of the Cyclovia event in town today to ride back from the store in the middle of the street


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Old 02-25-19, 10:23 PM
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First time at the Flea Market



stopped for some cheese enchiladas

Back at base camp with the veggies
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Old 03-17-19, 08:58 PM
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6 miles or so in Spokane... Love these signs on the new construction downtown
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Old 03-18-19, 12:58 PM
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Bank & Post office and Bar..
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Old 04-27-19, 07:59 PM
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Hauled some beer, a chair and a big ass speaker out to the river for some chilling.
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Old 07-26-19, 06:51 PM
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Camping duty

Hauled wood and ice yesterday for the last night at camp and then all the trash and redeemable material to the bins at the campground offices this morning.



3 bundles of wood and 4 bags of ice ride nicely
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Old 07-28-19, 08:22 PM
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I rode a few girls around town.
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Old 07-28-19, 10:22 PM
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Everyday last week I rode to the beach at Fort Pickens Gulf Islands National Seashore. What a great week! Pic is two of my sons holding my rig for a quick snap shot.

Best Regards

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Old 12-11-19, 07:52 PM
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Went to get a haircut...

...then to get a gift certificate for a local restaurant. Yesterday I went gift shopping and the day before food shopping.
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Old 12-15-19, 08:17 PM
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sorry itís rotated.

if you look closely, you can see the cardboard cat carrier. Took the cat to the vet on the bike.
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Old 04-11-20, 10:17 PM
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Hauling my Brompton to buddy's house for some maintenance.
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Old 04-14-20, 06:06 PM
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I've been grocery shopping.





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Old 04-30-20, 08:59 PM
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Hauling a generator to a friend's home:
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Old 09-15-20, 01:44 PM
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Getting water for the family.
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Old 09-21-20, 01:00 AM
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Brilliant

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Using my homebuilt xtracycle, I towed a bike bought of CL six miles home last night. Tomorrow I will begin the move out of my college dorm into my summer apartment using this bike and an old baby stroller stripped and converted to a bike trailer.

Love this crafty cargo trip story, and seeing a bike transported by another bike. Thank you for sharing your post and photo!
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Old 10-29-20, 06:13 AM
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Not really a utility run, but on my daily ride - I swung by an early polling site and VOTED.
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Old 10-29-20, 10:17 AM
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Rain Canopy is up.

This rain! At least I have a canopy so I can burn excess blood sugar/ get cardio.
I believe this can be rigged up easily on any cargo bike with crates front and rear. The verticals are lightweight steel mop/broom handles. ( Iíve been unable to locate a supplier of these handles without buying the complete broom or mop, but as I am involved in a small real estate venture, there was a bunch of discarded mops and brooms...)
Clear vinyl is available, stores use it to screen their cash registers from the Covid-19.
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Old 05-24-21, 06:52 AM
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Picked up 2 40 pint Kegs and a brewing bin,Plus a few spares.
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Old 05-27-21, 08:13 AM
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Iíve been hauling water, 4 gallons at a time

Water center of gravity is below the top of the rack
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Old 11-18-21, 12:51 PM
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Used my utility fixed to go to the pool and bank today. 👍
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