Bet you can't beat this...
Riding to Canada from Albuquerque back in 1981 (GPO 619), I carried a Styrofoam cooler from Durango, CO, all the way to Jasper, AB, on to Vancouver Island, the San Juans, and to Everett, WA to Deming NM via Greyhound bus. I pedaled back to Silver City with the cooler where it eventually broke several years later (I was sad when that happened). We bought the cooler in Durango to keep our milk cool during a rest day. We found it so handy, we decided to keep it. First carried over my sleeping bag, eventually it evolved into a trunk, where I could carry bread and stuff inside it. I also carried a AM/FM radio in my handlebar bag. I left NM with a 70 lbs bike, and returned with a bike that weighed 105 lbs.
Our Bikecentennial group (GPO 619) found a full-sized shovel somewhere in Colorado, and the group leader, Beaver, carried it all the way to Jasper. He was seen getting on the train with the shovel, taking it back home to Michigan.
This message was edited by mimbresman on 11-30-08 @ 7:39 AM