The local economy is declining but there are no shortage of people letting go
of their couches. I don’t get it. Are they all getting new couches? Perhaps
they meditating in lotus position the new negative space in their living room?
In tight economic times, I would think there might be more of a market rehabing
the couches. The former owners clearly aren’t interested, and neither is anyone
else– as I’ve been tracking the wild couch herd, there is very little
movement. The couches land in alleys and stay there.
Today I hauled away this pair to the dump, but on the way down the alley, I
saw another couch and loveseat, leaving the current total at 4 remaining in my
This pair was one the lighter side (150 lbs total?). With electric assist, the
load went up the hills at about 10 mph, and cruised on flat ground at 16 to 18
mph. It’s easy to focus on the sun rising and pushing sun beams through the
trees and into the dewy meadows along New Paris Park. It makes for a great
fusion of recreation and transportation.
Thanks for Kurt Ritchie for being a flag vehicle today and taking some photos.