Commuter diaries - strange luggage

by Flo K   July 23, 2009  

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Hi, well I have carried some strange things in my time but this is a 1st! If anyone can guess what I am carrying there is a spot prize? Flo K

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Once carried a chainsaw on the back of a bike... but, that looks more like a mop. Nerd

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
23rd July 2009 - 20:25

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chainsaw, impressive. Mop, alas not.
Flo

posted by Flo K [178 posts]
23rd July 2009 - 20:31

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Sink plunger perhaps?

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4160 posts]
23rd July 2009 - 20:34

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it's good but it's not right - Roy Walker

posted by Flo K [178 posts]
23rd July 2009 - 20:49

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It's your new broomstick?

I saw a woman carrying a swivel chair on her Cannondale MTB on the way home. She'd strapped the seat cushion onto the side of the carrier so that the rotating base was sticking out. It looked kind of odd and I did wonder if she'd bashed it off anything on the way.

When I lived in Nigeria I regularly saw people carrying strange things on bicycles. As I sat sinking a beer in a roadside bar, one guy pedalled slowly past with a tree on his head on one occasion. And no, I wasn't drunk.

We also moved house by bicycle, balancing our kitchen table across my mate's bike and having placed all our furniture (coffee table, beds and living room chairs, paraffin cooker and all the other smaller bits and pieces) on top of the table. There were four of us supporting the kitchen table and one steering the bicycle handlebars and we moved everything in just three loads.

OldRidgeback

posted by OldRidgeback [2308 posts]
24th July 2009 - 8:22

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Good work. Did you do that move over here or in Nigeria?

Dave Holladay, (one of the unsung heroes of cycling) once told me how he'd moved a wardrobe on a Brompton.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4160 posts]
24th July 2009 - 8:54

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is it a lampshade stand?

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posted by Fringe [1085 posts]
24th July 2009 - 12:48

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Is it one of those 'invisible dog' leads?

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posted by BananaDrama [42 posts]
24th July 2009 - 16:29

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or is it something long wrapped in a plastic bag?

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posted by Fringe [1085 posts]
24th July 2009 - 18:51

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Clue - I could have ridden it home in a pythonesque manner.
Flo

posted by Flo K [178 posts]
24th July 2009 - 21:50

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easy - Pogo Stick!

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posted by Fringe [1085 posts]
25th July 2009 - 6:41

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a 3-speed Holy Grail?

posted by VecchioJo [769 posts]
25th July 2009 - 8:17

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close. A Hobby Horse!

Flo K

posted by Flo K [178 posts]
26th July 2009 - 7:52

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