I've only bike-commuted once this year but.....
.....as usual I kept my eye out for reusable discards.
My daughter whose going to school in Milwaukee has a job lined up in Chicago for after graduation in June of 2011. As a person who believes in advance planning she's asked me to keep an eye open for usable furniture to start out with. She knows that her mother and I aren't bashful about pulling over and retrieving goodies from the curb.
I hit the "Mother load" the other night. Someone must have just cleaned out their garage. It was necessary to come back with the pickup truck for this stuff as it was not going to fit on my bike. I've posted two pictures below, the first shows 'Stuff' for my daughter (not too bad for free sart-up furniture), and the second was my part of the Haul. Thanks Mister, whoever you are....
The pile we pulled this stuff out of was not on my normal "Driving route", but on my "bike route". Had I not taken my bike to work that day,.....well, there would be more space in my house right now!
Now I have to start concentrating on my Model Railroad project before Spring arrives. I've got a lot of work ahead of me, as you can see below. Toot, toot.