There's a great adage in the home decor and organization field...you've probably heard it on one of those room makeover TV shows. The phrasing varies, of course, but the central idea, "When you run out of floor space, you've got to go up."
We love biking, and I'm guessing a lot of you do as well. Over 800,000 Americans currently commute to work via bicycle and that number just keeps climbing as people are realizing the physical, emotional, and environmental benefits.
The 102nd Tour de France begin this week, and so far, this have been pretty interesting. (There was a quite intense crash on Stage 3 yesterday. where they actually stopped the race. See more here.)
To honor the event, National Geographic dove into their archives to find the best images of the power of bikes, and the variety of ways they've been used for the last 100 years.
They can laugh if they want to, but the humble bicycle continues to be pushed and expanded to carry more than just one's person. This collection of cargo bikes, or "human powered pickup trucks," can carry the payload of a small sedan, at least.
Our favorite is certainly this guy, which can haul dimensional lumber and a whole heap of extras: