Proper balancing of the load is critical when carrying long pieces of dimension lumber, notes Walter. Here a bundle of shingles strapped to the front of the load provides just the right amount of tongue weight.
Proper balancing of the load is critical when carrying long pieces of dimension lumber, notes Walter. Here a bundle of shingles strapped to the front of the load provides just the right amount of tongue weight.

Some predictions come true before they’ve even been made.

In October 2007, JLC illustrator Tim Healey envisioned a future in which pickup trucks would be replaced by freight-hauling bicycles. Who knew then that a few intrepid builders had already made the switch? Among them is Salida, Colo., straw-bale builder Greg Walter, who relies on a flatbed bicycle trailer manufactured by Bikes At Work in Ames,...

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