First thing this morning, I rode the Cross Check to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. I always bike to the dentist, even though I have to lock up to a small tree out front, which seems awkward. The round-trip is about 4 miles. It was about 58°F and cloudy; a nice change from the hot, sunny afternoons we've been having lately. When I returned home, I made coffee and toast, with english cheddar and preserves. Brilliant.
Around lunchtime, I needed to run to the grocery store. My only passenger chose the MADSEN as his preferred mode of transport. What kid wouldn't? About half-way home, we stopped to chat with a curious cyclist about the MADSEN. It felt good to know that other Tacomans are interested in finding more ways to avoid car trips.
During dinner, I had a special request roll in for another beer can hat. It was a rush job, so I xtracycled to the craft store for yarn. Not your typical after-dinner ride, but I take 'em when I can get 'em.
Altogether, three rides on three bikes in one day to avoid 12 miles of driving. It doesn't get much better than that, folks.