Question: What does a Clyde do with a 37lb hybrid bike when out of milk on a Saturday?
Answer: Make a 21.5 mile round trip to the grocery store after attaching a milk crate to the rear rack!
Question: What do you call riding with ~30lbs of groceries while pushing against 20 MPH headwinds in 50 degree weather while avoiding vicious loose dogs and hurried Saturday afternoon drivers blinded by the sun?
Answer: AN AWESOME RIDE!!!!! OMG, I'm ready to go again! LOL. No really, I mean seriously, the ride tonight was absolutely thrilling.
I should have taken some pictures of the groceries in the milk crate but the bike wouldn't stand up by itself the groceries were so heavy, hehehehe. As the weight comes off the body, I am then putting it back on the bike. I actually hit one of the dogs on the way home with the front tire but didn't go down, Praise the Lord. I was glad that I could get my foot out of the cage quick enough to defend against the dog-bear that was charging me. I am sure the motorists were freaking out behind me because I took the lane baby and beat the dogs. It was a 1/4 mile later before I realized one foot was still out of the cage!
Boy O'Boy I am hooked on this cycling thing! Plus the gas I saved going to get the groceries is an extra bonus.