Saturday, July 25, 2015

Haulin' a Guava Tree

Look! look! There is a tree on that bike! 

This was quite an ice breaker at the farmers' market and people were curious enough to stop and watch me load thr guava tree on the Surly Big Dummy cargo bike.

I also got many thumbs up from pick up truck drivers. For a cargobike this is another extraordinary day!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Changing times and changing needs. We're selling our amazing CycleTruck front loading cargobike with a bipartible.

Update: June 28, 2015. This Cycle Truck has found a new home back in Sacramento.

So I plan to head up to Sacramento to pick up a Cycle Truck Caddy Rack very soon. So I wanted to announce that I plan to sell our amazing Cycle Truck front loading cargobike because the new Cycle Truck Beavertail suits our family needs just fine. The bipartible frame has a clear coated paint. Read the previous blog for more details; check out my Velograteful Facebook page and Flikr site for photos. I prefer to sell it complete and deliver it to you in Sacramento. So if you are interested please message me at velograteful at gmail. This bike is great if you plan to haul your kids and dogs to the park, school or store. It is a fun and effective workout vehicle that integrates well with an active and healthy lifestyle.

Hauling garden soil and our pups

Hauling an 8 foot by 11.5 inches red oak plank

Hauling old computers to the local re-cycle center

Hauling three 5 gallon water jugs and our pups

Each jug filled with Carlsbad artisan water weighs 40 lbs. Total payload with pups and me is 300 lbs.

Carry small shelves that can be used as picnic or work table top.

Hauling stuff for a bike picnic at CicloSDias

Hauled three folded Bromptons to meet up with the family for a sunday bike ride.

 Transport an Ogre

 or just transport your precious pups

Check out the Sacramento Cargo Bike Race community on FB where you can see different Cycle Trucks and cargobikes on the move hauling kids, pumpkins, and more.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cycle Truck Front Loading Cargo Bike

Meet "The Ogre." 

I ordered the frame set from Cycle Trucks designer and builder John Lucas in West Sacramento. There was an eight month wait time but it was worth it. During that time I found another family that would enjoy the Dutch Bakfiet. It was a great bike but I needed something I can customize and with a bipartible frame.

The bronze weld and finish look amazing that several of my friends recommended a clear coat finish. Adding a dark brown Brooks B67 saddle and painting the treated birchwood deck in dark walnut gave the bike a vintage and industrial look.

It is very easy to ride and maneuver. The slick balloon tires gives it a smooth ride. It has a 40 and 30 tooth front chain ring and a Nexus 7 speed internal geared hub. I had few people ride it for the first time. And they rode it like a regular bike. They were surprised how easy it was to ride.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BOB Trailer and DIY PVC Surfboard rack

Very compact surfboard and beach gear hauler. The PVC surfboard rack is well made. I hope it inspires you to carry more with your bike.

Monday, November 10, 2014

CicloSDia (San Diego Open Streets)

The third CicloSDias connected Balboa Park, Hillcrest local businesses and neighborhoods, and farmers market. Over 15000 people of all ages and wages explored their neighborhood sans cars.

Although there were only 2.5 miles of Open Streets to people. There were a lot to see and do. We rode our bikes from Balboa Park to Hillcrest farmers market. We explored and discovered many local businesses. Then setup for a picnic to meet friends for lunch.

Photo courtesy of K.C. Aflred for the SD Union Tribune

Photo courtesy of Stephan Vance