Sunday, November 29, 2009

How we brought home our tree

This morning had recovery ride written all over it and Mel had the perfect idea. We were going to pick up our tree by bike. It is great to be married to someone who really understands how much fun it is to use your bike as transportation as much as possible.
To make this successful I modified the BOB trailer to accomodate a tree.


Then we bundled up and headed out to Holcomb Farm CSA to pick up a locally grown tree. We also get vegetables from the farm every week during the growing season. It is wonderful to be able to pick up vegetables by bike and give Lars his tractor fix at the same time.

At the farm Lars spent a bunch of time playing with Bruno, a black and white cat, while we picked out a tree. We all enjoyed hot cider and gingersnaps from Lost Acres orchard.

Once we pick out the tree, Patty helped me tie it up so that it would fit on the trailer and then I used several tie down straps to securely fasten it to trailer. Mel got Lars back in the trailer and we headed out on our adventure home. It was fun to see the responses of passing drivers and people in their yards as we rode by with the tree.

It was a bit of a challenge to ride with the tree. When the tree swayed the bike was tough to control. We did make it home safely and were pretty excited to have gotten our tree without using the car.


44 comments:

  1. Funny, we were just talking about who had the other BOB trailer at the Turkey Burner ride on Friday. Looks like you have it but it doesn't look like it's getting much trail building use. Still it's good to see that it's getting some use!

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