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Things that can be carried on a bike (#626)…

$158 worth of groceries…

So I’ve often wondered what my limit was, how much I could carry on a regular-sized bike. And today I found it. It’s the heavy stuff–liquids such as milk and juice, and also flours–that really make it difficult. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was a difficult ride home, uphill and in a heavy snowfall. But in nicer weather I’m sure I could carry more.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike on a cold and snowy day (#618)…

A gym bag with wet clothes and a bottle of red wine. And on a side note, as I’ve mentioned prior, having steel studded snow tires makes riding in the winter much more pleasurable and safe. I really recommend them to any all-weather cyclists out there (I can’t believe it took me this long to purchase them).

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#611), a quick note, and a few other things…

On the bike…a case of red wine and about $25 in groceries. The photo directly below is something I saw while riding…sparrows flying in the first of the season’s snow. And the broccoli pictured is growing in what remains of my front-yard garden. Also I just wanted to mention that I will be away from my computer for a few days so I likely will not post again until Tuesday or so. Hopefully you will still be here when I return, thanks for sticking with me and my idiosyncrasies. Until the, peace.

Urban Simplicity.

Tuned and ready…sort of.

Okay. So my winter bike is all tuned up and I even upgraded the rear wheel from a 3-speed to an 8-speed internal. At the first sight of snow the studded snow tires go on it. This will be the third Buffalo winter with this bike (last year was trying to say the least), and it of course replaces my beloved Mule which was nicked from my ex-wife’s garage a few years ago. At any rate, the bike seems ready (just had the new rear wheel and internal 8-speeed put on today and love it) but I’m not sure I am. Last Winter was exhausting. Hopefully this one will be a bit milder.

Urban Simplicity.

Tuned and ready…sort of.

Okay. So my winter bike is all tuned up and I even upgraded the rear wheel from a 3-speed to an 8-speed internal. At the first sight of snow the studded snow tires go on it. This will be the third Buffalo winter with this bike (last year was trying to say the least), and it of course replaces my beloved Mule which was nicked from my ex-wife’s garage a few years ago. At any rate, the bike seems ready (just had the new rear wheel and internal 8-speeed put on today and love it) but I’m not sure I am. Last Winter was exhausting. Hopefully this one will be a bit milder.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#573), the view from my handlebars, and a brief comment…

 On the bike…groceries, sundries, dog food, a gym bag, and an order of moo shoo vegetables.

So the weather was just beautiful today and this evening…40F which feels like a heat wave after the past few months. And I was particularly enjoying this sunset as I rode (and pulled of to the side of the road to snap a photo) because the day after tomorrow we are supposed to get another foot of snow. Good thing I still have snow tires on my other bike.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#573), the view from my handlebars, and a brief comment…

 On the bike…groceries, sundries, dog food, a gym bag, and an order of moo shoo vegetables.

So the weather was just beautiful today and this evening…40F which feels like a heat wave after the past few months. And I was particularly enjoying this sunset as I rode (and pulled off to the side of the road to snap a photo) because the day after tomorrow we are supposed to get another foot of snow. Good thing I still have snow tires on my other bike.

Urban Simplicity.