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    First real grocery run with the bikes today

    Sorry I didn't take photos of the historic event. I am a bike commuter and my wife and I try to ride on the weekends for a pleasure ride usually 30 to 50 miles. Well my youngest daughter has one of those repro Schwinns with 7 speeds and a basket up front (Wald) and the large double jobs (again Wald) in the back. I just scored a 62 Schwinn Tiger with the two speed hub and put a set of the medium Wald baskets in the back,so today we did a grocery run. It was great not to have to look for a parking spot. Just cruise up to the rack lock up and go. We got a few curious looks from some folks and one person ask how far we had to go. when I told him its only a mile he said "man thats a good idea and you look set up for it pretty well." I then told him he should try it. We live in a small town and its flat so why not. It was really fun and we took our time getting home hitting a couple garage sales. We didn't have anything that would spoil and it was as I said a hoot. I'll have to post some shots of the bikes next time we get them all loaded with groceries.
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    I'm right behind you. Been commuting for a while now, and, since I only live 1 mile from downtown, decided to start doing my 'runs into town' by bike. I've got a rack and have been looking to get basket/bags...something to haul the goods in (that's why I'm here in the utility forum). I did a couple of runs to the auto parts store yesterday and it was quicker than taking the car (the guys at the auto store ask me if I'd gotten a DUI). The wife and I are really getting into this puttering about town by bike simply because it's so enjoyable...and we hate to exercize. Bicycling isn't exercize is it? : )

    Anything to make a grocery run fun...right?
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    Big Doofus mstrpete's Avatar
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    Absolutely! It gets to be fun to see how much you can haul home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrpete View Post
    Absolutely! It gets to be fun to see how much you can haul home.
    Yep...the Big Dummy is calling to me. I actually think, with the right setup, I can haul what we buy on our normal weekly grocery run. If I have to make two trips...well, it's only a mile.

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    I know I can get a shopping cart's worth of groceries into my trailer, but I haven't maxxed out the bags-yet.
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