When talking about selling our car, one of the things we were concerned we wouldn’t be able to do by bike is refill our big water jugs.
We have one of those ceramic water pots with a tap on it that you can use with the big 3 gallon plastic water jugs, and we just fill up the water jugs at the grocery store, and use that as our drinking water.
I’m happy to report that I made it easily to and from the store last night with a full water jug, no problems. The bungee kept the jug firmly on the rack, no sliding at all, and the steering was still totally manageable with the full jug on there – about 25 lbs (I was even able to ride with one hand in order to take that photo.
Bicycles really are useful machines.