#330daysofbiking Day 52: groceries and monsters
No sappy life-cycling philosophy today … just groceries. A fairly full load on the Xtracycle, and still I am always amazed at how beautifully she rides – and carries just about everything. And still room to spare.
I am probably luckier than most – I have a pretty decent ride to the nearest grocery store. It’s a pathetic little store, but passable for common staples. I can get there within 15 minutes, and largely avoid high-traffic roads, coming in through the ” back way”. A few sections I would even describe as being quite scenic – fields of hay, a creek crossing, cool woods.
A friend of mine recently commented about the funny things along the side of the road – the things you would probably never notice if you were not travelling by foot or bike. We’ve all seen some strange stuff (and I won’t bring up the naked sunbather again). Today’s road surprise came in the form of a lost monster, lying there sticking his tongue out at me; I’m guessing he was somehow ejected from a passing car. Made me laugh.
All of our neighbors, local farmers, are baling hay right now. I love watching the process, love seeing the bales sitting in the fields. Love the sweet hay smell in the air as I pass by.
Had planned on taking an evening ride tonight, but just didn’t get out. Ended up outside around home, taking pictures … the sky was beautiful again today, filled with amazing clouds. Oh well, Day 53 is just a few hours away…