Let me start by saying that I'm new to these forums but have found a wealth of information available. This past Sunday, yes I do know it was Easter Sunday, I went to the grocery store as usual. Well almost. Spent the morning having Easter Brunch with the kids and grandkids. When my wife and I returned home I told her I'd be back in a few as I was off to the store on my Raleigh. The Raleigh is a 1973 Sports model that I've added vintage lighting, racks and grocery panniers. She mentioned to me that I must be daft as it's cloudy and overcast and cold outside. Actually it was 68F with some high clouds and kinda nice. So off I went. An eight mile round trip using quiet side streets. I hauled nine bags of food and household items on the bike and had room for about four more. If I had worn my tweed hat instead of the bike helmet, I would've looked like I just came in from England. I'm a long way from being car-free but am fairly car-lite at the moment. Thanks for reading my post and keep up with all the inspirational posts.