Blessed with a warm and sunny January day I headed out on the Iron Giant to get groceries for supper. The list was short so I wasn’t too worried about running out of room in the pannier. I wanted to avoid hanging bags on the handlebars in order to make it home. Has this happened before? Maybe it has and….maybe it has. Now I take along a backpack for the items that don’t fit. Plus, it works great for carrying my helmet and winter gear while I shop.
The great weather called for taking the long route. I leisurely rode through neighborhoods and took a pass through Centennial Park. After getting a few miles in it was time to do my shopping.
The grocery store I frequent has a bike rack right outside the door. They do a great job keeping it cleared of snow. While parking my bike a mother and her young kids walked past. She commented, “I bet that’s fun being able to ride your bike to the store.” Of course she was right.