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

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

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

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#556)

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A poinsettia and a few other miscellaneous items.

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#554)

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A case of red wine. Four slices of hot pizza. $112 in groceries. A second bike.

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Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#553)…and how to go Christmas shopping on a bike in the cold rain.

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On the bike…Christmas presents.

How to go Christmas shopping on a bike in the cold rain…bring heavy plastic trash bags with you to wrap purchases in. Bring a plastic tote to carry items in. Even if you think the tote will not leak it likely will (it did)…hence the plastic bags. Accept that you will get wet. Really wet, if it is raining hard (it was). Be prepared to be cold once wet. Acceptance, I find, is key here. But also, be prepared to see some beautiful rainy/foggy city scenes along the way, such as the photo below.

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Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#552)

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Two boxes of food on their way to a local food pantry.

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Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#551)

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Two slices of pizza, two bottles of red wine, a gym bag full of wet clothes, a small tripod, and a camera bag with an extra lens.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#550), and a couple brief comments…

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A new set of studded snow tires.

Ok, so I’ve put off buying snow tires for years–maybe a decade. I’m not sure why, maybe the price. And maybe I didn’t think they’d make that big of difference. Well, I purchased this set today and I cannot tell you how incredible they are. The downside is that they greatly (really greatly) increase road resistance, which is especially noticeable on dry pavement. But man, in the snow I feel like I’m driving a four wheel drive truck. No slipping or sliding; excellent braking. The money spent is well worth it. And if you happen to be a four season cyclist who is considering purchasing these tire but haven’t yet, just do it. You won’t be sorry.

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