Pondering this

Has anybody done this? Biked into the mountains to cut down a Christmas tree and towed it back home?


Pondering This

9 Comments

  • November 26, 2011 - 8:03 am | Permalink

    Haven’t done it personally, but assuming you’re comfortable descending with the trailer, and the tree fits well enough on it, how bad could it be?  The tree itself isn’t really very heavy (usually)… Just make sure you have the correct tires for the conditions.  If it were me, I’d probably do it on my CX bike.

  • Andy
    November 26, 2011 - 8:35 am | Permalink

    Haven’t done it (yet) with a tree, but my heavy CSA share farm is 3 miles uphill from home, so it’s a blast to ride unloaded up there, put the food in the trailer (often included big heavy squash, gallons of cider, etc.) and roll back down the hill at a good clip.

  • November 26, 2011 - 9:27 am | Permalink

    We grow them, we don’t cut them

  • November 26, 2011 - 9:33 am | Permalink

    • It’s totally easy — and cars give you room!

  • Curtis
    November 26, 2011 - 10:21 am | Permalink

    I have an old blue sky trailer I keep at work that you could use, if you want. Otherwise, it would be a good idea to tarp up so you don’t get sap all over your rig.

  • November 26, 2011 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    ahh cool it’s a farm. go for it!

  • November 27, 2011 - 10:49 pm | Permalink

    gonna use a burley travoy?
    also… why does your house have a moat?

  • December 5, 2011 - 1:26 am | Permalink

    Does towing it home from the garden centre on a Burley Travoy count?

  • December 7, 2011 - 9:33 am | Permalink

    Absolutely !
    On Dec 5, 2011 12:26 AM, “Disqus”

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