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    A Small Victory :)

    This afternoon my son and I rode to a local fishing spot and fished for a few hours...it's about 90 out and a wind has kicked up.
    We ride home and upon opening the fridge I realize we're out of milk...Darn it!

    I'm tired...it's hot and now the wind is blowing about 25 mph...I need to go to the store and I really don't feel like riding my bike...

    After a minute or so, I look at my son, grab my helmet and tell him I'll be back in a little bit...he says "where are you going"? I'm going to the store to get milk...

    He says with a puzzled tone "you're riding your bike?" I say, "yes I am"

    Why don't you just drive? I told him because I don't need to...so I head out in the heat and wind for the 5.5 mile round trip to get a gallon of milk...

    I get to the store...lock my bike just outside the door...get the milk...place it in my Topeak trunk bag and head home...

    Fix dinner and start enjoying watching the NBA finals...

    A small victory....

    But it sure felt good

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    Bravo! Those car keys are so tempting sometimes. I probably would have used 'em, so you're a better man than I.

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    Congrats!

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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleCrazy View Post
    But it sure felt good
    Exactly. Your pocket book and your health thank you.

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    So the take away lesson from the story is: make sure there is milk in the fridge, always.

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    Awesome job
    Feel free to visit my blog www.chefonabicycle.com

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    You are a better man than most.

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    I live 0.7 kms from the grocery store and usualy take the van... I'm shameful
    Originally Posted by Leebo
    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!
    Tabarnac de vent!!!

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    For me the temptation is when it is 8:55pm, cold and raining, and the redbox dvd is due back by 9pm. I'm about 1/2 mile from the grocery store (redbox). I tell myself I'm building character. Although I would sooner eat the additional $1.20 rental fee than drive the movie back.

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