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Hauling a 32 foot ladder by bike | by Mark Stosberg
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Hauling a 32 foot ladder by bike

This is Ron's solution for getting a 32 foot ladder home from the store.


The store is only about 2 miles away, and the ladder weighs only about 50

pounds, so using a using 4,000 car seems like a particularly inefficient

solution, assuming Ron had actually found vehicle he could use that was capable

of carrying such a long load.


One alternative would have been to have it delivered by truck for $60, adding

20% to the cost. He could have potentially strappped it to the top of a large

truck or van, which could have involved driving to the van location, driving

the van to the store, driving home, driving back to the van the location, and

driving back home again. The time involved in that process could easily take longer

than just riding to the store and back by bike.


By using this Bikes-at-Work trailer,

Ron was able to efficiently accomplish the task and enjoy a nice ride as well.

Since the ladder was not particularly heavy, it didn't require a great amount

of effort to carry it on the trailer.


The Bikes-at-Work comes in three sections. Extra sections can be left at home

if you don't need them, and the axle location can changed to suit the task at hand.

Here we put the axle all the way at the rear of the 8 foot trailer so that it easily

balances the 16 foot load.


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Taken on May 31, 2010