I think this one tops my last big grocery run. Amongst the shopping I ended up with quite a few heavy items, only realising how bad it was when the trolley’s handling started to get a bit sketchy. The heavy items included; 24 cans of Pepsi Max, 8 cans of chopped tomatoes, 4 cans of beans, 10 kg of cat litter, 2 kg of cat food, 3 litres of cooking oil, 2 kg of potatoes, 2 kg of oven chips. I totted the total weight to be at least 35 kg (that is about 5 and a half stone to you non-metric dinosaurs, and 77 lbs to American readers) which is the most I’ve carried for quite some time. The ride back was actually very easy; the extra weight providing a pleasant momentum once moving. All in all a good workout.
Here is the Yuba loaded up and ready to go. The gentleman in the shot is hauling a respectable amount of stuff in a backpack on a fixie, impressive considering the impracticality of the arrangement.
I also saw this Mailstar parked up at the supermarket, secured only with the rear-wheel lock. I wonder why Royal Mail wanted the bike to have a 26 inch front wheel and a 700C rear wheel. I wonder if it makes the bike more likely to flip under hard braking when there is cargo in the basket.
I hope this weather reprieve lasts a while longer, I’ve been enjoying the novelty of actually wanting to go outside again.