Since moving to a one car household back in July of this year, certain adjustments had to be made. First, we share household chores and I don’t get out of doing my turn of the shopping just because I don’t have a car. Nor do I always want to wait to get the car to do so. What changes now is that I have to plan out my trip accordingly. Just like most people do, a list is drafted the previous evening, I picked a time during the day that would be the best for me, and I spent approximately one hour for the errand.
Here’s a breakdown of my purchase:
- Spent: $116
- Load: 4 full grocery bags, plus a variety of beverages
The round trip is 3 miles and my duration on bike is approximately 20 minutes. I had 40 minutes to do a full load of shopping with all of the extra heavy stuff, and I was able to accomplish this with a trailer I purchased on Craig’s list.
Of course, this is not for everyone! I merely would like to point out what can be accomplished with a little extra planning and capacity. Having the ability to carry around larger items has certainly given me more flexibility with my bicycle.
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