Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#449), a View from My Handlebars, and a Couple Comments

(above photo) A nylon gym bag full of wet clothes, and a BikeRev trailer containing slightly more than $50 in groceries.

(below photo) I was on my way home this evening from the health club and grocery store and the weather was just perfect…not-too-hot, not-too-cool, brilliant sun, and not a cloud in the sky. After this past week of mostly rain and then humid weather this was truly welcome. I spent my day rushing around a hot kitchen and it felt really good to be out in the fresh air. In the below picture I was waiting at a traffic light. I was facing west and the sun hung low because it was mid-evening. The traffic light seemed especially long. So as I stood there straddling my bike I squinted through the sun and watched two planes travel through the sky (visible in the picture) knowing I will be on one in a  couple weeks. The warmth of the sun was on my face and a slight breeze was to my back. I also thought, as I waited for the light to change, that I haven’t had a car in nearly two months and I’ve barely noticed it. At that moment there was nowhere else I wanted to be.

Urban Simplicity.

One thought on “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#449), a View from My Handlebars, and a Couple Comments

  1. I loved the feeling of not having a car – I commuted by train and subway to work for 4 years in Washington DC – and I hated the thought of driving into town, of having a car in town. I would much rather ride public transport or walk. Unfortunately, mass transit isn’t always practical from/in the suburbs. Anyway, it’s a great feeling to know you don’t have to park a car, haggle with traffic, sit in gridlock – or pay for gas!

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