Reblog #2 of the day…an amazing trip with a Big Dummy!


The Big Dummy as an urban hauling and carting machine is well noted.  There are also a few others who’ve taken it along ways less smooth.  These latter caught my attention a while before the Americas trip, aiding the genesis thereof.  Although I’m aware that many will consider detail excessive, I thought a few might like to see what 28,000km does to a bicycle and how it performed.  Apologies to the masses!

The Xtracycle didn’t go on the Americas Trip as I was concerned that the attachment points between the main bike frame and the Xtracycle extension wouldn’t stand up to the hammering I intended to put the bike through.  In the end, the Big Dummy did me proud, though I do agree with Sarah’s main objection – it’s not the easiest bike to get over a fence to a promising campsite…

To get the technical stuff out early, here’s…

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