How to Carry a Bouldering Crash Pad on a Bicycle
Check out this video of a guy who wanted to be able to ride his bike to the boulders without lugging the thing on his back:
(Click here if you can’t see the video.)
He made a tutorial on Instructables showing how he did it.
Some more searching eventually brought up these two images in this Mountain Project thread:
Seems like the original sources of those images are no longer around?
And finally, in this blog post, a climber talks about his attempts at using a bike trailer to haul a couple of crash pads.
Thanks for writing this. I’m the author of the blog you linked to at the end and my solution was mediocre at best probably because of the quality of the trailer but also because of the wind resistance due to the pads. Ideally I’d want a wider flatbed for more stability. This is because there are some small but steep hills around here and bombing down those hills at 30+ with a wobbly rear was mildly terrifying. I like that other folks have been producing solutions, it’s a really not a bad idea and in cases where there is a gated road you can keep on pedaling.
Thanks for the comment, Kevin. Hmm, yeah I can see how wind resistance would be a problem. A lot of the flatbed bike trailers I’ve seen aren’t wide enough to fit a crash pad, but I guess that could be solved by having something under the pad that lifts it up so that it’s above the top edge of the wheels. You might have to have a “Wide Load” sign on the back of the trailer for that one!
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