A gym bag containing wet clothes. A 10 pound bag of dog food. A plastic container with $67 in groceries. Urban Simplicity.
A jar of peanut butter and a jar of grape jelly…staples in my household. Good thing I was riding a bike that has the ability to carry 440lbs/200kg. To read an article I wrote–some years ago–on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, click here. To see some of the other things I’ve carried on myContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#401)”
Photo Found Here Just got word from the good people at Yuba that my order is being processed, which I’m assuming means is ready to be shipped. I ordered the bike more than a month ago and had to wait because I ordered the stylish matte black variety. Most of my bikes are paintedContinue reading “It’s on Its Way”
I own one of these bikes (as pictured in many posts) and I love it…but don’t expect to see me “surf” on it any time soon (it does look like they’re having fun, though). I found the video at treehugger.
Another bike. Riding my Dahon folder yesterday I heard an odd clicking sound…a minute later the chain fell off the sprocket. Upon inspection I saw that a link had broken. I was going to fix it myself until I found out the bike shop would fix it for a little over ten bucks (new chainContinue reading “Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#89)”
Tonight I did a few errands on the Yuba Mundo (had it mildly loaded…see previous post) and was on my way home cruising at a somewhat slow speed. As I crossed this intersection I glanced at the traffic light and the sun was in my eyes. The light apparently had just changed and I putContinue reading “It’s Beyond Me.”
Sort of a harrowing ride home tonight…and it was only about a mile or so. First, I’m pulling out of a the driveway of the community center where I swim and there’s a car in the road getting ready to make a left turn into the same driveway. I needed to cross the street (notContinue reading “Mundo In An Urban Cornfield…and a few thoughts”
Two cardboard boxes containing a rented DVD, Chinese take out food, an Artvoice paper, a cable lock, and $62.00 in groceries.
A hand selected…i.e. garbage picked…garden hose winder spool thing (I’m sure there’s an actual name for this).
A case of Cabernet Sauvignon.Ten pounds of dog food.Two new t-shirts.A canister of shaving cream.A bag of trail mix.A wooden box containing, among other things, a bottle of water, an extra shirt, 2 wrenches, a pair of pliers, a screwdriver, a roll of duct tape, a u-lock, a cable lock, extra bungee chords.
A canvas bag containing, among other things, three books: Autobiography of a Yogi, A book of Jack Kerouac’s letters, and a pocket-sized NIV Bible.A double paper bag containing $59.19 in coins.A U-lockA Cable lock.
A gym bag full of wet clothes.An extra shirt.A new pair of Chuck Taylor’s.Three new pairs of socks.Two slices of pizza.A cable lock.A U-lock.Two NylaBones (front rack)
Two soda crates full of groceries (double stacked to make more room on the top deck).Ten pounds of dog food.
A gym bag full of wet clothes.A jean jacket.A U-lock.A cable lock.10 pounds of cement mix.8 feet of nylon rope.A small bag containing a metal pulley and other hardware.2 bottles of Cabernet.
A big cardboard box full of hardwood scraps. Someone must have put in a new hardwood floor (oak, I think) and put the scraps in a box at the curb…perfect kindling for later this year. And yes, I realize that it is in the middle of summer, but this was just too good to passContinue reading “Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#42)”
11 boards of varying widths, measuring 6 feet in length each.A wooden box containing, among other things, spare tools, 2 pints of water, 3 pounds of screws, and an extra shirt.
3 liters of red wine.$48.26 worth of groceries.
24 Mason jars.An 80 foot garden hose.A gym bag full of wet clothes.3 rolls of paper towels. I always enjoy the comments and looks I get riding this bike, especially when it’s loaded…but I received one of the best comments today while riding down trendy Elmwood Avenue during peak rush hour. It was from aContinue reading “Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#39)”
Ahhh…the dog days of summer. This past winter I made a personal commitment to myself during a particularly frigid cold snap (that seemed to last for months) that I would not complain about the heat and humidity no matter how hot and humid it was in the kitchen…today was hot and tomorrow is supposed toContinue reading “Mundo in a (mini) Cornfield”
A wooden box containing small tools, cleaning supplies, printer ink, and other miscellaneous items.A new pair of shoes.A new shirt.A parsley plant (on front rack).Two tomato cages (barely visible on lower right sidebar…obscured by the corn).