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#330daysofbiking Day 52: groceries and monsters

grocery run on the Xtracycle

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.

Phil - no odd wrenches on the side of the road, but I found a monster for you 😉

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…

out by our pond