Well hello, and welcome back to “The adventures of the bicycle life”. I am pleased to report that my love for the human powered machine has continued to grow. This past week I have heard from people of all walks of life from every corner of the globe expressing their love of and/or connection to bicycle culture. It reminds me of how the bicycle is like a universal language, a language of personal freedom, of connection with the self and nature, and a language of living life to the fullest. A language that we all innately understand and is expressed in one way or another in our own unique lives.
I find that bicycles are such versatile machines. In this post I intend to expand upon the human powered machine’s capabilities in our daily lives as a more than just a “bike”, and to take the musing to the next level. What non-recreational activities have you engaged in with your human power machines as a tool en-route?
The possibilities are endless, to say the least. I have seen some awe-inspiring bicycles engaged in all works of life in many parts of the world. This past spring the “sustainability bike tour” that I have guided for since 2007 decided (with a little help from me) we would go totally car free as a company. We would no longer be using use a “support” vehicle that was combustion propelled (a van). We would be facilitating support vehicle duties from our staff Guide bikes. This is a week long educational camping bike tour of about 25 people, so there is a pile of gear and food that needs to move from one bivouac site to the next every other day over the week-long expedition. Group tents, stoves, pot/pans, cutlery, and of course food. We were going to need some trailers for the staff to pull that had capacity and versatility. Continue reading Bicycle trailers. Pushing/pulling the limit..