Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sale day at Steep Hill

On thursday the sun was shining and it was sale day at the Steep Hill Food Co-op. I always go a little overboard on sale day. This sale day was no exception. I'd even go so far as to say I really outdid even myself!?

Even though it was sale day (or rather BECAUSE it was sale day), I managed spend over $500 on groceries... and somehow managed to load it all up on the Yuba.

I have no idea how much it all weighed... but it was a LOT. I was a little concerned about climbing on myself, worried that if I hit a bump the whole bike might explode. I actually considered just pushing it home.

Ryan from Bicycle Smile just happened to be wandering by and took this pic of me as I was about to totter off down the road.

I did ride home in the end. I walked to the end of the block and got on and cut through a couple alleys to the top of the broadway bridge and things were feeling okay so I rode the rest of the way home. While i could certainly feel the extra weight the bike didn't feel at all unsteady or flexy -like it was about to break in two or anything- it's one SOLID bike!

1 comment:

Bob Barnetson said...

Wow, you are a stallion. And that is one serious-ass bike! Good job. I'd be nervous too about the load on the tires and whatnot (moreso than you as I'm a bigger load!).