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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 (#555)

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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.

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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 (#548 & #549)

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#548…Crates and boxes of food on their way to a food pantry.

#549…A Christmas Tree.

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#546)

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All the essentials…groceries, sundries, dog food, red wine.

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Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#545)

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A camera bag. A gym Bag. A tripod. A box of groceries.

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#544) and a view from my handlebars on a crisp autumn night

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On the bike…A gym bag containing wet clothes. A large plastic box containing groceries, sundries, and red wine. Sixteen 2x4s.

The view…From Elmwood Avenue looking towards Buffalo’s West Side at sunset.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#538)

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A camera bag. A gym bag. A case of red wine.

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#537)

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A camera bag. A camera. An extra lens. A tripod. Three new t-shirts. Four new picture frames.

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#536)

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$67 in groceries and sundries, and a gym bag containing wet clothes.

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#534 & #535)

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#534…A canvas book bag containing a variety of things. A camera bag containing a camera and an extra lens. Three cardboard tubes containing ten newly printed photos.

#535…A plastic dough rising bucket. A canvas book bag containing a variety of things. and a cardboard box containing two freshly baked loaves of whole wheat bread.

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

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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…

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Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#531)

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A camera bag. A light jacket. Two adjustable log racks. A small electric heater.

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

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#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.  🙂

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