Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#407)

Two portions of seafood and vegetable fried rice. I made this for staff lunch today and it was so good I brought a few leftovers home for dinner. To see the basic recipe being made click here (I also added curry spices to this recipe). Urban Simplicity.

How To Ride A Bike

OK, first a couple things. The title of this post is a bit incorrect…it should read how I ride a bike, but I didn’t want it to sound too self-centric (but isn’t that what everyone’s blogs are about…themselves). And the photo above is not recent; it is one I took last spring when I hadContinue reading “How To Ride A Bike”

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.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#400)

Front Rack: A canvas bag containing, two books, an iPhone, a camera, and two sets of allen wrenches. Rear Carrier: Two plastic buckets; one containing a whole-grain pre-ferment (biga), and the other an autolyse, which later became the bread pictured below (click here to see how to make it). Whole Grain Bread Makes 2 loavesContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#400)”

Three Photos of Water and a Few Words to Describe Them

Top to bottom…a railing I had my bike locked to, the top bar of my Mundo, and a railing on my porch. Click any photo for a larger view. Urban Simplicity.

A Few Photos and a Few Words

Dusk and dawn are my two favorite parts of the day; the first signs of the beginning of a new day or the end of the current one…and the light is incredible. The above photo (Big Sky) I took last evening. As I rounded the corner on my bike the scene before me–or more accurately,Continue reading “A Few Photos and a Few Words”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#395)…and a couple comments

On the bike: A new 6 qt. KitchenAid stand mixer. First Comment: As some of you may know, I had a mixer fail on me recently (click here) and have had a very dissatisfying experience attempting to have it repaired at Sears (click here). To make a long story short, I have the old mixerContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#395)…and a couple comments”

Mini-Cargo Bike

Well, after the recent spate of frigid and snowy weather I finally worked–a bit–on my winter bike…the Mundo, I’ve concluded is not meant for riding in extreme snowy and icy conditions. I hadn’t ridden this bike in likely 8 months and have to admit I don’t take the best care of it…it is, after all,Continue reading “Mini-Cargo Bike”

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”

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.

A Little Snow and a Big Sky

This morning when I woke I was somewhat surprised to see there were a couple inches of snow on the ground. It really changes my short commute to work…how I ride a bike. Interestingly, for as big and heavy as the Mundo is, it is not my favorite bike to ride in the snow. InContinue reading “A Little Snow and a Big Sky”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#383), a Minor Confession, a Very Brief Story, and a Recipe

Things on the bike…4lbs/1.8kgs of green and yellow split peas. My minor confession…for the past three days, even though the streets have been snow-free, other than a few small jaunts I have relied mostly on my truck for transport. This is mostly–but not entirely–because of family gatherings outside the city. I also have not hadContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#383), a Minor Confession, a Very Brief Story, and a Recipe”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#382)

A gym bag containing wet clothes, a quart of milk, a dozen eggs, a rug (measuring 60in/152cm by 84in/213cm), and a new laundry bid which also contains 1/2 gallon of bleach, 4 lbs of dog food, two rolls of tape, and a pair of reading glasses. 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 (#380)

Three liters of red wine. 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.

You’ve Got Mail…

I just thought I’d pass a long a bit of info on a new update to this page (shameless self-promotion is no easy task for me). I’ve recently added a mail widget to this blog…if you enter your email address you will receive an any new posts from via email. And just to let youContinue reading “You’ve Got Mail…”

Sometimes I Forget…

Sometimes I forget. Often actually. And it’s easy to do because I’m on it everyday. What I’m talking about is my bike, or at east one of them. Specifically I am talking about the Mundo and how long it is (or at least how different it is from most other bikes); that it is aContinue reading “Sometimes I Forget…”

Red Sky at Night

I just snapped this photo from my front porch a few minutes ago. Beautiful, isn’t it?  But I’m still shaking a little…my nerves are frazzled. Not because of the photo or beautiful sky of course, but because of what happened a little while ago. I was on my way home from the local pizzeria withContinue reading “Red Sky at Night”