"It was close enough to walk, and I was often buying less than my backpack would carry. Not being able to think of alternatives at the time, I wore my car. My 2,000 pound car. It kept me dry and protected me from extreme temperatures while I was outside, but most of the gas going into the car was being used to move the weight of the car itself around, not me."
In the years that have passed since making this realization, Stosberg has given up his car and replaced it with a smaller, yet still powerful, vehicle, the cargo bike. Today, his family of 4 live car-light, using cargo bikes for year-round commuting, touring and general day-to-day life.
We asked Stosberg to share some of his heaviest hauls with us. Check out the slideshow here.
Currently living in Richmond, Indiana, Mark Stosberg runs, with two other bloggers, a website focused on families, cargo bikes, complete streets and more called Bikes as Transportation.