What's the heaviest load you've carried on a bike?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Riverman, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. Riverman

    Riverman Über Member

    Sur de Inglaterra
    Just curious. Perhaps trailer + rear panniers + front panniers + rucksack. **kg?

    What was it like?
  2. OP

    Riverman Über Member

    Sur de Inglaterra
    Scary as that's just over the excess fat I reckon I'm carrying around.

    I was 9.5 stone in 1999. 13 stone now, at 29 and 5'8" although I have grown abit now.
  3. Gareth

    Gareth Veteran

    I moved about a 100 kg load distributed around my front & rear panniers and trailer a few weeks back, and when I moved my workshop tools (first worshop move this year) in January I did a 19 mile journey on my Falcon Explorer with; 25kg in the front panniers, 18kg in the rear panniers, and with close on 35kg loaded on my 10kg trailer, which with me at 79Kg makes it one tough bike.
  4. Soltydog

    Soltydog Legendary Member

    near Hornsea
    i once carried 18.5 stone on the saddle :becool:
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    I never weighed this lot, but it included 3 boxes of 180 teabags, 6 jars of pasta sauce, 6 tins of waterchestnuts and bamboo shoots, some rice, 18 toilet rolls and my riding kit (boots, helmet, chaps and crop).

  6. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    The Fridge and cooker, but seperately.....
  7. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Deepest Dorset
    couldnt say she may read this :becool:
  8. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    Not much. A Laney bass combo and a 1978 P-bass. We had a gig, in the woods.

    Christ, that bass gets abused. Didn't even put it in a hard case.


    I find that 23mm tyres are just ideal for pulling a trailer through the woods.

  9. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    On the way back I carried a Cajon too.

    It's weird pulling a trailer through the woods at 1 am.
  10. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    I used to take a month worth of grocery home in my 65 litre rucksack. no idea how much it weighed but it hurt!
  11. Wobbly John

    Wobbly John Veteran

    We think the trailer had 1/4 of a tonne of hoss muck in it, in this load:


    It took me 6 trips to move the contents of a tonne bag of sand to my son's house - but that was over a mile uphill.
  12. joebingo

    joebingo Über Member

    London, England
    Me, it was tough! :biggrin:
  13. Probably 32 cans of Stella in four panniers at ten to eleven one drunken Saturday night. Having that much weight in low rider panniers (and being as pissed as a rat) makes riding with no hands very easy.:biggrin:
  14. Where on earth did you find power in the middle of a wood?
  15. Bman

    Bman Veteran

    Ive carried a solid wood door 3 miles...

    Just rested it on the pedal and pushed the bike home, so doesnt really count! ;)
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