Hauling: Errand Day

By | June 8, 2010

"Look Ma, no helmet!"

"Look Ma, no helmet!"

Part two of the LGRAB Summer Games has started!

June 7-June 27: Learning Experiences

  • Perform a maintenance task — big or small!
  • Decorate your bike
  • Read a book about cycling
  • Carry a load on your bike — groceries, etc.
  • Test ride a different type of bike than you normally ride

So, since today I needed to pick up a parcel from the post office, and get some milk, I’m knocking #4 off the list.


Miss K showing off makeshift saddlebags.


Could you spot Mr. T in the first picture? No, well there he is. He was hidden behind the potentillas.

First, we hit the post office, then the toy store (it was Miss S’ birthday yesterday) and then groceries, then the garden centre, which is having a clearance sale, and I can’t resist a clearance sale.

In one load, I carried (from left to right in pic below):

(in backpack) Box of 50 wooden stacking blocks for the wee one

2 x potentillas

2 x euonymous

2 x pincushion flowers (my fave)

crispy rice snacks

bag o’ baby carrots

cookies (admittedly not a full box, we each had one for the road)

4L milk

2 x boxes of cereal

large package from post office containing painting and other miscellany.


OH, and don’t forget the kids. Three of ‘em.

Now, I say “take that” to all those who doubted me, and tried to offer words of sympathy when I sold my car. I don’t need no stinkin’ sympathy, what I need is two more bungee cords. :)



Angel on June 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm.

Seeing you do this much hauling totally encourages my biking today in the rain with the kids and left overs from the school party (over stuffed tray of veggies, diaper bag, purse, soaked clothing, kids, boots, and probably 40 lbs of sand [slight exageration]…up hill!!)

I’m determined to bike whenever possible now, plans to bike with eldest to the middle of the city for his weekend sleep over might require stopping for a break, but it’s been such a great experience already.

You’re inspirational and posts like this are a great “in your face” to nay-sayers!!

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