Thursday, July 22, 2010

Week without driving, day 1

Oh, I picked a lovely day to start my attempt at a week without driving a car.

Today I went and picked up our CSA at 1:30 - in the middle of that. It's about a four mile round trip, all easy biking except for the stupid hill up to Walmart. I had my nice rain jacket on - its breathable and has pit zips, which were very welcome. The pants weren't breathable, so that wasn't quite as cool.

I bungeed the old box to the back rack on my bike, and on the return trip did the same with the new box (and man, what a haul this week, snap beans, salad mix, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, summer squash, fava beans, basil, swiss chard). The bungees worked well, much better than with the milk crate on the test run to get a 50lb bag of cat litter (yeah, no. Bad bad bad.)

So, here's to one day down, and six to go!

1 comment :

Holly said...

Here's a tip from a expert at that bike ride: That hill is easier if you take the main street side as opposed to the giant hill by Trantow's.