Todays post features pictures of a reader’s bicycle kit. Not just any old reader or any kit though. Jeff Windatt gave up his car a year and a half ago. He gets by using his bike, his ingenuity and I’m guessing some stronger than average quadriceps.
He lives in small town Ontario, but that and his carlessness hasn’t limited his lifestyle. He says car sharing can be a great alternative for the odd out-of-town trip. Everything else is accessible by bike. Trust me, he means everything.
He’s built his own trike and trailer which he’s all set to improve on. And he even uses it to move heavy loads. Here’s some pictures of the stationary objects.
Here’s his rig hauling a BBQ. I’m gobsmacked because I can’t roll mine across the deck without tipping it over.
And this one of the same trailer hauling a stack of bookshelves.
Jeff, next time you do this, grab your video camera. It would make for great watching.
Here’s another trailer that’s more a custom fabrication. He says it’s perfect for groceries, but when he builds his next one, he’ll raise the platform so oversized objects can clear the wheels and hang over the edge.
And my all time favourite. The home made recumbent tadpole trike that he built “just for fun”. I have enough trouble maintaining my factory bike, nevermind building my own recumbent trike for fun.
Way to go Jeff. Finding a way to get things done without the use of a car is a major hurdle.