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My new 8 foot cargo trailer from Bikes at Work. (See more photos on Flickr).

 

It's rated to haul up to 300 lbs, or cargo up to 15' long, like this full size canoe.

 

Here I was helping a friend move a sofa about 1.5 miles over mostly flat terrain. The sofa was nearly 8 foot long. If it had gone on the truck, it's footprint would have taken up nearly a quarter of the available floor space, making packiing the truck significantly more complicated, if it was still possible. Over this distance on a bike, I arrived just a few minutes later than the moving truck did.

 

I'll be posting more photos and impressions as I have more adventures. I can already say that I'm pleased with this new human-powered hauling option, and expect to find plenty of uses for it.

 

While Becky hopped on for a test ride, I didn't actually haul her the whole way. Others have already pioneered guest-on-couch hauling.

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Taken on August 8, 2009