Interesting... I would like to try that. This is really close to a design I was considering.
Originally Posted by marchyman
Picking up a heavy bike
I've seen a video reminding you to put your kick stand down if the bike is laying on the right side so when you get it up it doesn't fall over to the otherside.
Now I just need a kick stand for the right side because I prefer falling over to the left side!
Originally Posted by Visian
To get a bike out of a place that can't be ridden out of I carry an EZ Pull, a very small block and tackle capable of picking up 500 pound, moving it 9' at a time.
Compressed down it's about the size of a pack of cigarettes and weighs very little.
In addition I carry a couple of rated slings and carabiners to connect the EZ Pull to the bike and the anchor, which could be something natural or in a pinch I can pound my Enduro Star Trail Stand into the ground if nothing else is around to anchor to.
Man, I sure do wish you'd post more here, your info and photos are excellent.
Originally Posted by lostrider
Any chance you'll be able to ride to Salem this summer?
Thank you Visian! (insert blushing smiley)
I'm surprised nobody here had mentioned the EZ Pull, it's a great kit.
As a freelance contractor it's hard to plan that far in advance, I'm usually working in the summer months but if possible I would like to make it out. Salem is a very attractive area to visit and would love for Nancy and I to explore the area. The last MOA event I went to was the Big Rally in Wisconsin and had a good time.