Moving House Using the Quad
I finally have my quad back from TriSled with the Rohloff and 2WD additions, plus my trailer powder coated. So it all works. Just in time to start moving stuff into the new house. We finally found somewhere... a four bedroom family home in Coburg, about 500m or so from Bread and Roses where we've been staying.
I started moving stuff when we got the keys on Thursday night when there were intermitten showers to make it interesting. hence the photo of the loaded quad in the garage at Bread and Roses. Friday after work saw a few more loads... having the quad makes it obvious how unsuited most bikes are for this sort of stuff. I'm just stacking boxes into the bins then strapping odd shaped things on top and riding off while Phuong struggles to attach one box on top of her rack.
On Saturday Adrian (from Zero Emissions Now!) came over to help. So he rode BinBike and managed to carry my tool box over. It's kinda heavy. That trip I carried the (assembled) shelving unit on the quad and trailer. It's just a frame but it's 2m high, 1m wide and 2.m long. Plus the drill press (40kg of bulky, greasy steel) and two more bikes. Then back to B&R with Adrian on board to pick up his bike.
We went shopping, trying to buy a king size matress and ideally a base with it. No joy - the Salvo's bed was maybe 1.9x1.8m, the cheapo place was not much cheaper than the proper place once we eliminated the crappy one from consideration, so we paid $900 for a brand new spring matress with a 15 year warranty. Bought from the same place as B&R bought their queen size matresses from 18 years ago :)
The move so far has taken 9 trips I think, almost all on the quad. I like the quad a lot, and my trailer works pretty well too (if I do say so myself).