The Art of Carrying Things by Bike – Screenshot from Vimeo video by Laura J. Lukitsch
Most readers here are aware that I have something of an obsession with carrying large amounts of cargo on my bike.
The countless times I have heard people say “you need a car to live” perhaps induces my insatiable desire to dispel the myth that everyone ‘needs’ a car to live a normal life here.
The video below is a celebration of the simple act of carrying everyday objects on your bike. It explains how we can turn our bike into our own mobile shopping carts, enabling us to conveniently make quick, frequent, impromptu trips to shops.
It defies the notion that trips to WalMart with an SUV full of groceries are a necessary aspect of a North American lifestyle.
Instead of being a drag, running your errands can be fun. Carrying your goods by bike is most gratifying – in perhaps an inexplicable way. When you have tried it, you will understand what I mean. You feel like you have earned something. You enjoyed the journey more than the destination, not vice versa.
What have you transported recently by bike? I would like to hear about it.
Here is the video “The Art of Carrying Things by Bike”, by Laura J. Lukitsch:
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H/T to our friend Mark Green for bringing this video to our attention.