Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

A Small Victory :)

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

A Small Victory :)

Old 06-18-13, 08:33 PM
  #1  
BicycleCrazy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BicycleCrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 1 Post
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
BicycleCrazy is offline  
Old 06-18-13, 09:03 PM
  #2  
nashvillwill
Senior Member
 
nashvillwill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Bay
Posts: 274

Bikes: Globe Vienna 3 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bravo! Those car keys are so tempting sometimes. I probably would have used 'em, so you're a better man than I.
nashvillwill is offline  
Old 06-18-13, 09:09 PM
  #3  
GeoKrpan
George Krpan
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Westlake Village, California
Posts: 1,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Congrats!
GeoKrpan is offline  
Old 06-18-13, 09:16 PM
  #4  
gerv 
In the right lane
 
gerv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Des Moines
Posts: 9,565

Bikes: 1974 Huffy 3 speed

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by BicycleCrazy View Post
But it sure felt good
Exactly. Your pocket book and your health thank you.
gerv is offline  
Old 06-19-13, 05:56 AM
  #5  
hyhuu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NoVA
Posts: 1,421

Bikes: Specialized Allez Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
So the take away lesson from the story is: make sure there is milk in the fridge, always.
hyhuu is offline  
Old 06-19-13, 05:59 AM
  #6  
chefisaac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: cherry hill, nj
Posts: 6,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Awesome job
chefisaac is offline  
Old 06-19-13, 07:58 AM
  #7  
hubcap
One Man Fast Brick
 
hubcap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,121

Bikes: Specialized Langster, Bianchi San Jose, early 90s GT Karakoram, Yuba Mundo, Mercier Nano (mini velo), Nashbar Steel Commuter, KHS Tandemania Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You are a better man than most.
hubcap is offline  
Old 06-19-13, 08:11 AM
  #8  
dramiscram
ouate de phoque
 
dramiscram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: La Prairie, Qc, Canada
Posts: 1,781

Bikes: Bianchi, Nakamura,Opus

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I live 0.7 kms from the grocery store and usualy take the van... I'm shameful
dramiscram is offline  
Old 06-19-13, 08:25 AM
  #9  
hubcap
One Man Fast Brick
 
hubcap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,121

Bikes: Specialized Langster, Bianchi San Jose, early 90s GT Karakoram, Yuba Mundo, Mercier Nano (mini velo), Nashbar Steel Commuter, KHS Tandemania Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
hubcap is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Wileyrat
Fifty Plus (50+)
22
02-23-16 01:24 PM
Mr. Beanz
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
2
01-28-13 01:24 PM
Erwin8r
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
16
05-26-11 11:50 AM
BayBruin
Commuting
31
08-20-10 01:20 PM
Closed Office
General Cycling Discussion
18
06-22-10 01:11 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.