June 22, 2013
I needed 3 16-foot 2x4s, and I was not quite sure it would be a good idea to carry them on the bike. So I used the car, which fortunately is old and does not have a finish much worth caring about. It was a bit of a load:
. I didn’t have to worry about cracking the windshield, since it was cracked already and unlikely to survive the next inspection (which is due in about a week).
So when I got it home, I decided to try it on my bike, since I needed to haul it around back anyhow, and I would take a few spins around the cul-de-sac to see how it handled. It’s safe to say that I’ve hauled worse; it was very long and I had to do a 3-point turn instead of the usual U-turn, but the wobble was well within my abilities to steer.
Next time, most likely I’ll take the bike. I think I will have a look at the wider-kickstand hack, because right now it’s too lopsided to balance. Done. (Yes, I had the parts in my box of “you never know when you might need…”) Bike stands, loaded: