You need an allotment bike with a big basket! We have a Pashley tricycle that we are tempted to fit a big basket on..BUT...i have 2.5 mile hill to get up before i get to the plot. That in itself is ok but the front drum / caliper brake combo is pants and i would most certainly kill myself on the way home
Was it chasing a loo roll?
There's a long wide sinuous avenue that runs downhill through the middle of Finsbury Park. After a long climb to reach the park, the downhill section comes as a blessed relief, and you can really build up some momentum. The retriever wasn't obviously with anyone and just seemed to randomly decide to bolt into the middle of the avenue, stopping in front of me, Rhubarb & Custard stylee. It hadn't seen me, so it was either emergency giant bunny hop or big swerve around it. Youth's not on my side these days, so it was the scary swerve instead. Loo rolls do seem to be involved with these dogs, which are essentially still giant soppy puppies at heart. The worst hazards though on my commute seem to be from the hipsters on their fixies.
The Pashley tricycle does sounds like a good option (on the flat) – my partner might just cope with one as her balancing is a bit skewiff.
I found an intriguing bike on the web - see the photo. This would liven up the catering at the lottie
Scrounged some grocers baskets plus a metal wire one from our postal room at work – aim to rig one of them to my rack.
It's a long steep downhill to our lottie which is fun, but a killer 30 or 40 mins on the way back up after a day of digging. There's hopper bus that would do it 5 or 10 mins each way but they tend to object to exotic allotment paraphernalia as luggage...
Christmas and or birthday came early today – I took delivery of a heavy duty garden cart from Robert Dyas
I'm now thinking bike trailer....
OK, may be not a good idea
Clockwork A309 A0163
Wanted: 26.8mm Orange or Zoom seatpost and Onza RCR 160 Bar Ends (preferably both polished silver). Oh, and an end to 'The Struggle'.