Sunday, September 24, 2017

they laughed when I sat down to go shopping...

For those of you unfamiliar with the meme that inspired the title of this post:
Well...another day, another thing I did on the bike that I haven't done before. I went grocery shopping. And of course I had to sit down (on the saddle) to do it.

If you haven't gone grocery shopping with your bike, I can't recommend it enough. A good shopping expedition can take the place of any number of fartleks.  And if your ambition is to tour, repeated grocery shopping expeditions might be great training for you.

At least that's what I thought when I was hauling home the groceries. "This is great," I thought. "If I can get good at this, I'll be prepared to haul clothing and supplies."

Well, I probably won't be. But I'll be more prepared than if I'd never hauled groceries. And my wife assures me that she can find me plenty of opportunities for this type of training.

But I'm sure that occasionally I'll be wishing for an Xtracycle with electric pedal assist.

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