Brrr…

Ok. So we are not alone in this. Like much of the north eastern US, we here in Buffalo are gripped with cold and snow. Did I mention cold? For my friends across the pond 7F translates to almost -14c. Anyhow, it is cold. And it’s gonna get colder (check out tomorrow’s low). It’s interestingContinue reading “Brrr…”

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.

A few thoughts about riding a bike in the winter, and the view from my kitchen window…

The above image is the view from the kitchen window from where I am employed. It was snowing rather heavily and when I looked out the window at one point I thought that it was as pretty as a picture…so I took one. Anyhow, as mentioned in a previous post, I’ve actually driven a carContinue reading “A few thoughts about riding a bike in the winter, and the view from my kitchen window…”

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

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…

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

The view from my handlebars on a really frigid and snowy night on my short commute home and a few things I saw along the way…

Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#547)

A gym bag with wet clothes, and a double order of Chinese take-out. Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#543)

A cardboard box containing two freshly baked and still-warm loaves of 100% whole wheat bread. an empty dough rising bucket. a camera bag. a book bag. Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#541)

A canvas book bag containing a few books and other things. A vinyl camera bag containing a camera, a charger, and an extra lens. A cardboard box containing smaller cardboard boxes containing twenty-one newly printed photos. 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 (#523)…and a random photo of a sunflower.

On the bike (and in the trailer)…groceries, sundries, dog food, and a gym bag. Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Biike (#505) and a couple comments on how the miles can add up

On the bike…a box containing nearly a full sandwich loaf on its way to a local food pantry. I live fairly close to most things that occur within the realm of my average daily life (but what is average). I’ve consciously and gradually changed my life over the past decade to make this happen. ThisContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Biike (#505) and a couple comments on how the miles can add up”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#502)

Two boxes containing salads and other prepared foods. A camera bag containing a camera, charger, and an extra lens. A small book bag containing (not surprisingly) a couple books.Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (ta-da…#500 & #501)…and a brief comment.

 #500 (top photo)…A case of wine, a gym bag containing wet clothes, and a camera and acamera bag with an extra lens. #501 (bottom photo)…A large box of food on its way to a local food pantry. So as the big demi-mille approached I thought that I would wait and post something really substantial, somethingContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (ta-da…#500 & #501)…and a brief comment.”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#499)

A cardboard box (wrapped in in plastic because of the rain) containing two extra large loaves of freshly baked 100% whole wheat bread (click here for recipes). An empty dough rising bucket, and a canvas bags containing–among other things–a few books and a journal. Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#497)

Three loaves of freshly baked oatmeal-maple bread (click here for recipe, pics, and directions), two ham-and-cheese panini, two cooked chicken breasts, two pints of raw spinach, a pint of chopped Romain lettuce, a gallon of extra virgin olive oil, a canvas bag containing a journal and a few writing implements and an iPhone, a cameraContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#497)”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#496)…and nice conversation with another cyclist

On the bike…two bottles of red wine and a gym bag full of wet clothes. When I was riding to work yesterday morning I stopped at a traffic light waiting to make a left turn (no, this is not an image of that time–I don’t carry bottles of wine to work with me–this was laterContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#496)…and nice conversation with another cyclist”