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Things that can be carried on a bike (#732)…

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Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large.” ~Udo E. Simonis, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Policy at the Science Centre, Berlin

On the bike:  One 4x4x8 cut into three lengths, two 2x4x10 cut into five foot lengths, 2 loaves of bread, a banana (fuel), two bottles of water, two new pairs of work pants, a new pair of jeans, a camera, and a small bag containing various hardware items.

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Things that can be carried on a bike (#726)…

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“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.”
― Christopher Morley

On the bike…a new 6′ metal shelf still in its packaging. 

 

Things that can be carried on a bike (#723)…

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There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk.

~M.F.K. Fisher

On the bike: An electric mixer, an 18-year-old sourdough starter, and all the small-wares and ingredients to to have a bread baking class.

Urban Simplicity.  

Things that can be carried on a bike (#721)…

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Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym.

~Bill Nye the Science Guy

On the bike…Eight 6-foot boards of lumber, two new shirts, a new pair of pants, and a camera.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#718 & #719), and a couple words…

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#718 (above)…Twenty six framed photos on their way home from a show. Interestingly, in all the times I’ve transported photos to-and-from shows by bike I have only broken the glass on one frame (and it was because of my own carelessness).

#719 (below)…A brand new bike! Yup, I bought another one. A Surly Troll, which I’m pretty excited about. But more on the bike in a later post. What is interesting about this photo is that I am actually towing the bike back to the bike shop as the chain broke on it (after only three days of riding). The chain is repaired but I find it interesting that when I need to carry the big stuff or heavy stuff or long stuff I still go to my decade-old v3 Yuba Mundo. The old work horse.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#717)…

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I haven’t been using the trusty old Mundo v3 that often in recent years as I’ve other options these day, but when I need to haul large or heavy things it’s nice to know it’s still there, and geeze o’ man is it fun to ride.

Anyhow, on the bike: A cardboard box with 8 live vegetable plants, a book, a magazine, an extra front bicycle rack, and a small pile of lumber.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#714) and a quote…

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[Commuting by bicycle is] an absolutely essential part of my day. It’s mind-clearing, invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out.”

~James L. Jones, Barack Obama’s former national security advisor


On the bike: 47 framed photos of various sizes on their way to a show.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#712)…

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A dozen framed photos on their way home after a month-long group show.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#678)…

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$170 in groceries, sundries, and dog food. Three liters of red wine. And a double order of Chinese take out.

Now if I were the type of person that liked to scrunch words together and put a number symbol in front of them (which of course is also known as a hashtag), I would likely do it to the following phrases… cars are optional, bicycles are vehicles, human powered, be the change you want to see, and freedom (and yes, I am aware the last one is a word and not a phrase but that’s what makes it special I suppose).

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#677), and a few things I saw along the way…

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On the bike… two 8′ boards, a new log rack, a tripod, a camera bag, a smoke detector, duct tape, and 3 liters of red wine.

I had to go the the big box hardware store today, which is about 4.5 miles from my house, so I brought my camera to make it more interesting. Sometimes it’s not so much about the destination as it is the journey. At least that’s what I’ve read. Anyhow the photos below are as follows. The building below is where Spot Coffee is located, the photo isn’t so much abut that building or business as it it the billboard located on it’s roof. Next is the Church of the Assumption in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo (as seen from an overpass). Below that is the iconic HH Richardson Towers (also known as the Buffalo Psych Center). Next is Colonial Circle. Then a random railroad track photo. And finally, the view of the evening autumn sky from my front porch, shorty after arriving home. I haven’t made it to the gym in more than a week for a few reasons, but today I road probably 12 miles on a really heavy bike into the wind while loaded with a few things. I was huffing and puffing. And now I am tired 😉

Urban Simplicity

Things that can be carried on a bike (#674)…

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$100 in groceries and sundries…

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Things that can be carried on a bike (#672)…

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Nearly $100 in groceries and sundries…

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Things that can be carried on a bike (#633)…

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A quarter-sheet of plywood and various tools.


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Things that can be carried on a bike (#630)…

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$219.67 in groceries, sundries, and dog food.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#629)…

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A new rake and a push-broom.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#628)…

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$148.67 in groceries.

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Things that can be carried on a bike (#621)…

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A camera bag containing two cameras, a charger, and an extra lens, a gym bag with wet clothes, a cardboard box containing 3 loaves of freshly baked whole wheat bread, and an empty dough rising bucket.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#619)

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$130 in groceries.

Urban Simplicity.

Things that can be carried on a bike (#617)…

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$161 in groceries, sundries, and dog food.

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Things that can be carried on a bike (#615)…

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Two boxes of food on their way to a local food pantry…

Urban Simplicity.

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