22 July 2009

Eating Miles, All Day Long

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.

5 comments:

bikejuju said...

You make them by request? Outstanding, and duly noted!

Mom said...

And I do say that they are some of the best can hats I have ever seen. I am reminded of a can hat made many years ago the was a brilliant orange with soda cans and an orange ball on top, suitable for the golf course. Ha, HA!!!

inkandpen said...

Sounds like a great day! And nice to have a good stable to choose from.

Matt Newport said...

Too true, inkandpen. Giving up our other car certainly afforded us the luxury of multiple bikes.

bikejuju - yes, I do make hats by request. In fact, I'll have a few more Fat Tires soon (since I still have cans leftover), though I'm not sure what to do with them yet!

sara said...

Love & totally understand the different bikes for different trips. I love these days when we can get it all done by bike.