Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cargo Bike Grocery Run

Whenever I'm discussing cargo bikes the topic inevitably shifts to grocery retrieval. It seems that when people think of cargo bikes they try to imagine the heaviest thing in their lives and apply it to a bike trip. In turn, for most people, the heaviest and most awkward thing imaginable is 3 or 4 bags of groceries. While groceries can be quite heavy, there are much heavier things in need of conveyance; gardening supplies for one can be super heavy. Unfortunately my local Home Depot is not a bike friendly trip away. This was my first grocery run on the LHT and it worked out fine. Loaded up with a weeks' worth or food for the family (aka 500 apricot Clif Bars), the LHT had a little more twist in the ride than usual but nothing too bad.


Speaking of gardening this seasons first batch of worm compost tea was brewed up and applied to the vegetable garden this week.


4 comments:

The Cyclist's Wife said...

What is worm compost tea?

Cycle Jerk said...

Basically you are creating a breading ground for all the beneficial micro-organisms that live in worm compost. Throw a handful of compost and a few tablespoons of molasses into a 5 gallon bucket of water, then use an aquarium pump to ad oxygen to the mix. After a few days water your plants with it.

SaddleAmericana said...

and then drink it for that little bit of extra grocery-hauling oomph! Beautiful shot of the fully-loaded LHT!

Cycle Jerk said...

thanks! and don't forget to rub a healthy portion in your armpits for long lasting freshness.