Archive for June 9th, 2009
Bicycles, in general, aren’t set up for heavy load carrying, so I use a BOB Yak trailer for groceries, garden goodies, recycling, dead PCs, and this and that and the other thing. It works surprisingly well, tracks nicely, and tends to push cars another half-lane to the left.
Word: if you want plenty of clearance in traffic, haul a 20-pound propane cylinder in your bike trailer!
Anyhow, storing the trailer is a bit of a nuisance, as it’s not particularly stable on its own and takes up a remarkable amount of floor space.
I finally figured out that it would hang neatly from the garage door tracks, just beyond where the door stops at the top of its travel. There’s a set of shelves against the wall, filled with the usual crap found on garage shelves (well, maybe you don’t have beekeeping supplies, but you get the idea), so the trailer isn’t blocking anything really important.
I lean my bike against those same shelves and the trailer hangs neatly between the seat and the fairing. The ladies’ bikes are just out of sight to the right.
We have a two-car garage that’s the right size for one minivan and three Tour Easy recumbents…