Photo: Now THIS is a cargo hauler

I used to think I could haul a lot on my cargo bikes, but clearly I’ve been out to shame.

I rode past this gentleman on my way to work on Monday morning. His rig was becoming lore among friends on Facebook and even in my own family.

According to posts on Facebook this gentleman makes a living by recycling plastic bottles.

Irene said she has encountered him riding on First Avenue when she was driving home from work at night. His rig gives a whole new meaning to taking the lane.

12 comments
silver pedals
silver pedals

You're either part of the problem or part of the solution, and this guy is in the latter category. Way to go!

Charlie
Charlie

After Lance's downfall, this man is truly the face of athleticism.

StrawHousePig
StrawHousePig

I had to grab a vid of that a couple weeks ago. Makes me wonder whatever happened to Tan Man?

Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

Sorry to say, the Tan Man committed suicide a few years ago. There was a very moving tribute to him in the Star. In essence, it said that he was known by all, but few really knew him. Something to think about.

StrawHousePig
StrawHousePig

I had to ask. That sucks, but thanks for the info. For anyone new to Tucson, the Tan Man as I knew him was a bald (shaved maybe) guy, must have been in his 50s, who rode all over town, pulling a trailer, wearing nothing but a pair of black shorts rolled up so high and tight they looked like Speedo swim trunks. You'd hear lots of stories, but as Martha said, most people really didn't know.

Bobroberto
Bobroberto

Welcome to Romney style retirement fellow boomers.

Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

But retirement is for those oh-so-entitled 47 percenters!

Tim
Tim

Saw him on Speedway last night around 5:30pm. Impressive.

Patrick
Patrick

Oh, I saw him on Bean the other day. Pretty impressive!

BenD
BenD

I saw this guy on Mountain. Love it.