I am aiming for a niche audience here, which is why I chose the title above. Surely, somebody's googling this phrase right now.
That's me above, looking surprisingly much like a completely zoned out hippie. I have no idea how that happened. The cylinder on my side is, despite appearances, not a groovy jet motor, but rather a container of propane, for use in my gas oven at home.
I am sitting astride a bicycle that I have elongated using a kit called a "Free Radical", made by a company called "Xtracycle". The end result is, supposedly, a "SUB", or "sports utility bicycle". All this is just a bit too much taxonomy to my liking, but take a look at it below.
This is all very clever. Eliminating the need for an extra wheel or a vulnerable hitch makes this better than many trailer options. And I am a moderately greatetful for avoiding trikes or two-wheeled trailers on logging roads, as they end up rattling and humming something awful. Furthermore the SUB is a platform designed to be hacked, it can be improved to transport passengers or kajaks or other bicycles or even to make smoothies.
Hermit's verdict: Of all freight bike options I've tried, this is the most versatile one.