Category Archives: Car Free

Things that can be Carried on a Bike (#557 & #558)

#557 (above)…Construction debris on its way to a dumpster.

#558 (below)…$110 in groceries, sundries, and dog food.

Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#555)

A Camera bag. A new book (this one, which I’m really excited about). Two new pairs of pants. Eight wood panels measuring 2ft by 4ft each (two full sheets of 1/2inch plywood quartered), and four 6ft boards.

Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#542)

Four new shirts. Three new pairs of pants. A new pair of shoes. A large bag of dog food. Two jars of peanut butter. Ten pounds of whole wheat flour.

Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#540)

A few groceries. A gym bag full of wet clothes. The rear wheel off my Torker Cargo-T (having a spoke replaced at the local bike shop), and also general maintenance…a cold, windy, rainy day is a great bike repair day.

Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#539)

A camera bag. A book bag. Two large boxes containing smaller boxes of food on its way to a local food pantry. A third box containing a gallon of olive oil, 5lbs of whole wheat flour, a dough rising bucket, and three freshly baked loaves of Ezekiel Bread.

Urban Simplicity. 

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#532), and a brief comment…

On the bike…my son’s fixie.

First I want to apologize about the low quality image…believe-it-or-not I didn’t have a camera with me; I took this with a phone. Anyhow, I can’t help but think how easy this is (being a car-free family). My son who came home from college for a few days (Yay!) took the buss\ home, and I pulled his bike to meet him at the bus station. Easy as pie without using a car. I’m jus’ sayin…

Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#529 & #530)…and a brief comment

#529 (above)…two loaves of freshly baked bread on their way to my church for World Communion Sunday,  and a change of clothes wrapped in a plastic bag (so I would have dry clothes to change into when I arrived as it was pouring rain).

#530 (below)…A cardboard box full of food on its way to a local food pantry, and a camera bag and book bag that are wrapped in a plastic bag because it was raining.

A brief comment…So about two minutes after taking the below photo I rounded a corner–one I do nearly every day, so I wasn’t really thinking about it–and I hit a patch of wet leaves in the rain and the bike quite literally slipped out from under me. It was the oddest thing, it just sort of slid out and left me standing there. It fell with a clunk (v3 Mundos are heavy) but nothing fell off, not even the cardboard box. I simply lifted the bike up and went on my way.  🙂

Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#525)…and a few things I saw along the way

On the bike…a cardboard box containing other boxes full of food on their way to a local food pantry.

A few things I saw along the way…the Bubble Man of Allen Street doing his thing, a random door covered in graffiti, and a truly incredible autumn sky.

Urban Simplicity.