Who needs a cargo bike to carry cargo?
Also, most cargo bikes aren’t ever used the way they were meant to be. Sry.
These are some of the Lockheed C-130 military airplanes I’ve seen over town over the years, but this here Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100 is the first civilian version I’ve ever spotted.
As seen looking south on Laguna:
(Man, that narrow 10-speed chain is doing a lot of work.)
With electric assist, prices start at $5900. If you want a garage to park this hefty rig at night, prices start at … [pinkie bite] $1 million dollars.
Later on, all can join in on the fun, as here:
This has been Bullitt 1968 vs. Bullitt 2015.
As seen above the 94117 – it reminded me of seeing this C-2A Greyhound flying about the Golden Gate Bridge one time.
Everybody flies these C-130 birds – the Blue Angels, the Air Force, the Coast Guard. Even my dad drove them around, many years ago. But I guess we have too many?
I think we have too many, too many old ones, anyway.
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My dad used to fly these. I’ve never been so close to one in flight.
Here it is, low and slow over Golden Gate Park heading southwest:
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One assumes it’s an HC-130H out of CGAS Sacramento.
You know, these people:
I don’t know, man, but here’s your 68-pound, $4800 cargo bike from NTS Works:
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It’s new, it’s you, maybe.
All the deets of today’s debut:
“Introducing NTS Works’ electric 2×4 Cargo Bike
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2013
It rides like a bicycle and works like a pick-up truck. The revolutionary electric 2×4 Cargo Bike is using patent-pending technology to deliver more than 100 pounds of goods to customers in urban centers where vehicles either can’t go due to traffic congestion or can’t park due to high cost in time and money.
Creators at NTS Works, a start-up company based in Santa Cruz, Calif., are using their experience as founders, inventors, designers and battery technology developers at Zero Motorcycles to produce the 2×4 (pronounced “two-by-four”) electric cargo delivery bicycle.
Where and When:
— NTS Works founder and CEO Neal Saiki will be in San Jose/San Francisco
on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5 with the 2×4 Cargo Bike.
— Neal will be available for media interviews to talk about the bike and
his experience as founder of NTS Works, and his technical and business
background as founder of Zero Motorcycles.
— Neal can be reached by mobile phone at 831.247.2015, or via email:
neal@NTSWorks.com; media inquiries can be directed to Michael Coates
(408.399.9081 or email@example.com or Tom Fulks (916.508.3837 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) of Mightycomm.
— Technology story:
— The 2×4 Cargo Bike’s revolutionary design carries up to eight bags
of groceries, or more than 100 pounds of cargo.
— It handles just like a regular bike under load. What sets 2×4 Cargo
Bike apart from other delivery bikes is the new and unique way of
steering the cargo. The patent-pending steering mechanism – unlike
anything currently available in the biking world – places the cargo
load directly over the front wheel for the best possible balance,
handling and maneuverability in tight urban environments.
— The 2×4 pedal assist senses the rider’s energy/power needs and adds
three levels of power for flats, hills and acceleration.
— The 2×4’s battery technology uses the highest quality lithium ion
cells available, with 500 watt hours for a real world range of 30
miles. The battery has a lifetime warranty, which no other e-bike
— The 2×4 Cargo Bike is a real bicycle, in that it requires pedaling
to move forward. A steady and maintainable workout is provided to
the rider regardless of cycling skill. The 2×4’s smart pedal sensor
design provides just enough juice to get up grades without the rider
having to get out of the saddle, stand on the pedals and grind out a
— Entrepreneur story: Neal Saiki is the founder of Zero Motorcycles, a
successful electric motorcycle company, and an inventor (battery
technology is one of his areas of expertise). Neal is a lifelong cyclist
and has applied his knowledge to designing and building an electric
bicycle that works for the task at hand and meets a need at a reasonable
— Environmental story: The 2×4 Cargo Bike is on the leading edge for
environmentally sound local delivery in urban areas, offering zero
emissions, pedal power with an electric assist (for hills, etc.), new
battery technology and a new, smart way to deliver goods in congested
— Coolness story: This is a really great bike. You’ve just got to see it
to appreciate the creative design and ride it under load to appreciate
how totally awesome it is.
SOURCE NTS Works
Web Site: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com
We’ve come a long way, baby.
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The modern-day warriors at Spirit Courier dominate the dojo that is the Financh, the Nine-Four-Triple-One
Check their cv’s.
A modern-day warrior
Mean mean stride,
Today’s Tom Sawyer
Mean mean pride.
Though his mind is not for rent,
Don’t put him down as arrogant.
His reserve, a quiet defense,
Riding out the day’s events.
Well I guess this weird taxicab is a Ford, sort of.
Anyway, it has lots of windows so you won’t feel too much like cargo on your way to SFO in the back of a cargo van:
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