Sport Utility Bike

Awesome video and article from Salon about the Xtracycle Free Radical, an add-on frame that converts your mountain bike into a sport utility bike. I think I’m still a few years away from one of these, but the blender attachment is so sweet! Last weekend at the market, we saw a guy with a Yuba Mundo, which is a bike built specifically for tasks like grocery shopping. He had no problem getting his stuff on his bike, while I was glad that we had driven (since I was still weak from my stomach bug) so I didn’t have to try to transport our 5 bottles of milk home in my meager panniers. I also just found out that our CSA today will have a watermelon, which I am likewise sure will not fit in my panniers. I clearly have bike envy.
Anyway, check out the video below for a taste of what can be done with a properly equipped bike.