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 (#488)

A nylon bag containing a camera and extra lens, a book bag containing a few books, and a cardboard box containing a few pints of spaghetti-and-meatballs. Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#433)

  48 live vegetable plants, 120 lbs/54.4kgs top soil, 2 bags (5 lbs/2.2 kgs each) organic vegetable fertilizer, a jean jacket, 2 lbs/.91 kg brown rice,  2 lbs/.91 kg boneless chicken legs, 3 liters of red wine, a quart of milk, and 1 lb/.45 kg fresh spinach.  Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#424)

A nylon bag containing a computer, a canvas bag containing an extra camera, an electronic reader, two books, a journal, a small tripod, and various writing tools; a dough rising bucket containing a small paper bag which contains a smaller plastic tub of homemade gravy; a round tin resting atop the dough rising bucket containingContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#424)”

10mpc / 16kpc (miles/kilometers per coffee)

A couple things. Firstly, I had to drive my son in the wee hours to my sisters house this morning (they were leaving for vacation at 6am) and my truck was quite literally running on empty. And as I have a disdain for spending money on petrol I put $10US in the tank and theContinue reading “10mpc / 16kpc (miles/kilometers per coffee)”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#403)

  A gym bag full of wet clothes, a canvas bag containing–among other things–a spare camera, a 4lb/1.8kg bag of dog food, 3 liters of red wine, and $56.42 (US) in groceries. To see a few other things that I’ve carried on a bike, click here. Urban Simplicity.

What is a Cargo Bike?

Before I comment on the question posed in this post’s title, let me just say that I love this picture, or at least the bike in it. This is a bike that can get the job done…and cheaply. Here I am (and I’m not the only one…you know who you are) bragging about their fancyContinue reading “What is a Cargo Bike?”

Lifecycle…a year in the life of a parked bicycle

This is really cool. Last year the design group, Red Peak, in conjunction with Hudson Urban Bicycles, parked and locked up a bicycle on a street in Soho…and then took a photo of it every day for a year; the result is this video. I was surprised it lasted as long as it did. Anyhow,Continue reading “Lifecycle…a year in the life of a parked bicycle”

A View From My Handlebars, a Couple Thoughts, and a Self-Portrait

There’s an old saying that I suppose could be used in many regions but it seems especially pertinent in Western New York, maybe you’ve heard it before…If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. About 72 hours ago it was in the single digits Fahrenheit, then yesterday it warmed up to spring-like temperatures andContinue reading “A View From My Handlebars, a Couple Thoughts, and a Self-Portrait”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#390)

$132.72 in groceries, sundries, and dog food (and four slices of pizza), in a cardboard box and soda crate from  three separate stores.   Urban Simplicity.

Snowy Commute

Well, the party is over…or at least the mild weather is. Cold blowing snow has arrived. That’s a picture of the Mundo as I left for work this morning. I usually don’t ride this bike during heavy snow. One would think–that because of its weight and length–that it would be good in the snow. It’sContinue reading “Snowy Commute”

La Luna

Technically, the moon was full two nights ago but I took these last night when it was waning (it still looked pretty full to me). I have always been drawn to a full moon…not sure why, it just fascinates me looming so large in the sky. Anyhow, last night I was out on the MundoContinue reading “La Luna”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#387)

A half-gallon of orange juice, a half gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, a gym bag full of clothes, and a small box of tissues. Urban Simplicity.

More Interesting Bikes

I came across these bikes on east 10th Street last evening while looking for the former residence of Kahlil Gibran (more on that in a later post). For those of you reading this that happen to live in a large metropolis (or a small one that is “bicycle progressive”) seeing bikes like this parked curbsideContinue reading “More Interesting Bikes”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#384)

A new but inexpensive ceiling light for the kitchen, 4 lbs. of dog food, and $67.22 in groceries, sundries, and cold medications (yes, I have a slight cold for the new year) from 4 separate stores in three plastic soda crates. Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#381)

Eight cardboard boxes (I feel like I should have done a Twelve Things That Can be Carried on a Bike Before Christmas series…maybe next year). Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can Be Carried on a Bike (#379)

$152.34 of groceries and sundries in three plastic crates from four different stores. Click here if you’d like to see a few other things that can be carried on a bike.Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#377)

$42.71 of groceries and sundries (cardboard box/front rack); a 10lb bag of dog food and gym bag full of wet clothes (rear carrier). Urban Simplicity.

R.I.P. Val Kleitz

 Image found here. I just learned that cargo biker Val Kleitz has passed away earlier this month at the young age of 51. I did not know Val, nor have I ever met him, but I felt like I knew him. I had seen many postings about him on the Internet in previous years andContinue reading “R.I.P. Val Kleitz”

Gary Fisher on Bicycling

Firstly I just want to say that I am not trying to promo Gary Fisher bicycles with this short clip, but more specifically bicycles and bicycling in general. It is a clip of Gary Fisher talking passionately about bicycles (but of course promoting his own line of bikes). I just think it’s a great pro-bicycleContinue reading “Gary Fisher on Bicycling”