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.


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.