May 6, 2011

Trailer parked

By Elisa | 5 Comments »

Get it “trailer park”-ed? I am hilarious!

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My job requires that I travel offsite, with market gear, to different parts of town twice a week. We run 3 markets throughout New Orleans and I have to go to each of them. I was determined to try to do this sans car, so I got a bike trailer. Well, I actually traded the trailer for all the food in my house before I moved. Thanks, Heath!

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Anyway, today I tried it. It was awesome. It rode fine and much to my surprise, people are so nice when they assume you have children riding behind you. With my skirt on and the trailer, I looked like any young(ish) mother. Cars were waving me on, giving me tons of room and everyone said hello and smiled. The fact that I was carrying market supplies is my little secret!

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Anyone else used a trailer and gotten this response?

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  1. On May 6th, 2011 Arcanum said:

    No trailer, but I use a Yuba Mundo longtail for grocery hauling and such. People tend to give me a wider berth on it, probably because of the size. I also get comments and questions pretty regularly, usually positive.

  2. On May 6th, 2011 Richard said:

    I have a converted kids trailer with a plastic bin strapped on it, and even with that I seem to get more “go aheads” than otherwise. I’m in Indy where cars rule, so any respect I get on the bike is welcome.

    And I’m not wearing a skirt :)

    Keep up the good work! Love the blog!

  3. On May 6th, 2011 Kara said:

    I love secret baby! That is awesome. You totally rock that trailer.

  4. On May 6th, 2011 mamavee said:

    my first thought was- I bet she gets a lot of nice treatment. Sweet isn’t it?

  5. On May 11th, 2011 inspiredcyclist said:

    You look adorable! As for the trailer, when I used one I had two kids in it, and most people were certainly courteous!

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