Yesterday, I got the hybrid out and cycled around the camp. It’s a very foreign posture for me to cycle in, and the gearing is also awkward. But later in the day, I got the bike out again, and cycled to the Food Lion for a bag of sugar and some take out. This is about 7 miles round trip. So, not too bad, but the tiny basket wouldn’t hold both items. Haha.
Today, the cruiser came out of storage, and I put a seat on it and cycled around on it. The gearing on this simple 3-speed seemed much better for me than on the 21 speed hybrid yesterday. The configuration of seat, handlebars and pedal is also much more comfortable for me. Loved the brief ride today, but I love a BIG basket on an errand bike. On the way out to dinner with Daddy tonight, John and I stopped off at Agees and picked up an extra large front basket, and I’ve installed it. Tomorrow, I’ll cycle to Ashland from the Centerville Food Lion, and go to the regular “Breakfast” gathering of our club, and then to the farmer’s market and to the Strawberry Faire on the cruiser. I have a very large tote that fits the basket perfectly, it’s great for market day!
Just because I don’t live in a compact urban environment doesn’t mean it’s not practical to cycle to the grocery, and the library. It’s perfect. I’ll try to remember to take the camera tomorrow, so you can see how sweet it is to market on the bike.