I've been shopping! I hitched Trailer up and rode off down to Lidl Saltash.
Thirteen miles each way. I flew along with Trailer empty - and much of the ride is down hill, but I crawled back up the hills. Chopper is heavy enough, and with a load of shopping it takes a great effort to keep the pedals turning. I took it slowly, and took my time.
Chopper weighs 44lbs and Trailer 21lbs. (I know these facts).
As soon as I got back, I detached Trailer, picked the whole thing up and climbed on the scales. By subtracting my weight and that of Trailer, my shopping weighed in at 26lbs.
That made the whole rig a massive 91lbs!
(Or for anyone that is metric - 41.3Kg)
It was a good trial. It was the first time that I'd pulled a heavy trailer with Chopper, and I'll have to repeat the shopping idea with a bit more weight. Maybe next time I should buy more bottles of wine and a sack of potatoes!
Chopper performed faultlessly.