baby + tub o' compost on an electric cargo bike

An 18 gallon Rubbermaid container easily straps on to to the "wings" of Yuba Mundo with a couple of bungie cords, even with the Peanut Shell kid seat installed.

 

I was tasked with collecting 30 to 40 pounds of compost from a house about 3 miles away and bringing it home on the bike, along with the child.

 

This was an easy task for the electric Yuba Mundo. Not only was it convenient to carry a child plus this significant cargo, the electric assist was still able to provide signicant help to move all this.

 

Without the electric assistance it would been a feasible, but slow task given that the gearing is already designed for big loads. With the electric assist, I could accomplish the errand with basically as much-- or as little-- exercise as I wanted.

 

This hybrid human/electric system is a great way to blend exercise with transportation, since you can choose on a moment-by-moment basis whether to engage the electric assist. By combining human and electric power, it's possible to move quite large loads at reasonable speeds.

 

read my previous post about our electric Yuba Mundo or see the blog post, Like a ton of bricks, which features this photo. .

 

Thanks to bammermother for the photo.

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Taken on May 22, 2010