a nice view from the helm of the Old Dutch Treat
So you may have heard that we're in the midst of a transit strike here in Philadelphia. On the Granny Bike front, this means that it's business as usual. Today I determined that I could no longer live off of spaghetti and without coffee, so I took the ODT out for some grocery getting.
Naturally, as I was going to share with you what that looked like, things didn't go as usual. The tote bag that I usually keep with my pannier had gotten put on gloves and rainpants storage duty, and ever eager to eat, I came home with more groceries than usual.
The bike was a little wobbly to get a full shot. Having only one pannier was sort of a problem today. This is why you don't go crazy buying lemon curd and pickles and healthy snacks, people.
Fortunately, I had my super REI bungee with me to help me manage the paper bag presence up front.
In spite of the minor inconveniences, I still enjoyed myself. It's fall! I can eat whatever I want! I like spending money on food rather than gas! And of course, nothing beats riding an Old Dutch in red tights!
P.S. The Bicycle Coalition has put together a fantastic Bike the Strike blog together! Lots of great Philly bike info and transportation suggestions over there.