The normal way I ride to that part of town involves a shortcut down a fairly steep (but short) bank, then hopping a curb. I didn't really want to do that with an empty trailer, let alone full, so I went the long way around.
I don't yet have a feel for home much the trailer holds, so I went easy: a 36 pack of canned soda and a large bottle of laundry detergent were the primary items. I added a couple loaves of bread and a box of zip lock bags just because they were there.
|The first Costco run|
Physically, I could have fit another 36-er of soda but then I probably would have had to strap the bread or something to the lid. Once I get a bit more practice, I'll up the load.
The downside is, for my four items I still had to wait 20 minutes to check out. If I was filling up a car rather than the trailer that wait time would be spread over more items and I'd have to make fewer trips. I guess I'll need to schedule my Costco runs a little earlier to miss the crowds.
Saturday it's a longer run to pick up veggies from the farm co-op.