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August 6, 2012


Dave the Bus Driver is a resourceful man who, like many of us, hates to see useful things go to waste.  The accessories attached to his cargo bike are a testament to his inventiveness as a repurposer: the old cooler that acts as a bike prop for his heavily loaded machine (a job that few kickstands could perform), the gigantic old mailbox that holds the bike-prop-cooler, the milk crate strapped to the scrap plank, and the chair frame turned lumber rack that sits atop the bike’s frame.

Dave’s lumber rack has been working overtime this past week collecting wood from trees downed by recent storms.  Most of it will be used to heat his house this winter (assuming it ever gets cold again), but he was generous enough to share the bounty with us so that we might stem the tide of customers invading the service area:

It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.

It’s LOG!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Scott permalink
    August 6, 2012 10:45 am

    That may not stop the moonlander.

  2. tnuts permalink
    August 6, 2012 2:34 pm

    does that special log come with liability for trippy folks?

  3. Dave the busdriver permalink
    August 6, 2012 8:31 pm

    One of my favorite memories of back alley bike serendipity: I was telling Jason about this homeless guy from Durham who had made a little platform out of scrap wood that perfectly fit a cooler on the handlebars of his bike, how strange that was— the combo of wood and metal on a bike. He smiled and said, “yeah, ya gotta look out for those guys that attach a bunch of wood to their bikes.” Somehow I had forgotten that I was one of those strange agents: I’ve got enough wood on my cargo bike to make a waist high bookcase!// By the by, that maple log comes from a medium sized limb in the front yard of Brian Plaster, Whole Foods wine rep, and avid mountain bike fan, jump we merry!


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