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Old 12-15-14, 06:59 PM
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Do you have a picture of your rolling cart? I think they're great ideas.
This is my rolling cart:



My other grocery getting contraption is a 400lb capacity wagon with inflatable tires. I can't find a photo of it but I ordered it from Home Depot and it is excellent for dragging home big bags of cat litter and bulky packs of toilet paper. The heaviest load I've pulled on the wagon is 120 lbs of cat litter. Which reminds me, Her Majesty worked thru all of that litter and I need to buy more.
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Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
This is my rolling cart:



My other grocery getting contraption is a 400lb capacity wagon with inflatable tires. I can't find a photo of it but I ordered it from Home Depot and it is excellent for dragging home big bags of cat litter and bulky packs of toilet paper. The heaviest load I've pulled on the wagon is 120 lbs of cat litter. Which reminds me, Her Majesty worked thru all of that litter and I need to buy more.
I should have had something like that when I lived in Winnipeg. I walked to get groceries etc., and was supplying 3 Majesties ... one His Majesty and two Her Majesties ... with their every need.

Some of my trips to the grocery store were pretty light on my stuff because Their Highnesses needed food and litter, and I was limited with what I could carry.
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Old 12-15-14, 09:18 PM
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Sunday -- 43.68 km cycling + a bit of walking.

We drove into town and parked in a convenient location. And from there we did all the rest of what we wanted to do that day. That is often our car-light method ... drive a certain portion of the trip, then park it and do the rest by human powered transportation.

We cycled out to the end of the cycleway and beyond. That part was great. Sailing along nicely. Then we turned around. Can we say "sea breeze" ... gusting to about 30 km/h. The trip back was something of a slog.

But the rest of the weather was nice ... sunshine and about 19C.

We stopped at Fish Frenzy for dinner ... they make make some great seafood dishes (fish and chips type of stuff with a bit more variety ... delicious!).

Returned to the van and dropped off our Bike Fridays, and then walked to the local Carols By Candlelight. Lovely.
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Monday ... walking all over the place at lunch doing some Christmas shopping. I got in at about 2 pm (late lunch) ... and about 2:30 pm, the sky opened up and ...

Freak storm brings hail and heavy rain to southern Tasmania | The Mercury

At about 11 seconds, the video shows the Elizabeth Street Mall ... a street that has been closed to motor traffic.

Then at about 16 seconds, the video switches to Salamanca Place, which is also a mall (open area shopping).


This link includes the video and a still photo of the Elizabeth Street Mall, all decked out in Christmas decorations.

Severe thunderstorm warning for state?s South and East | The Mercury
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Old 12-17-14, 06:57 AM
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And a few more from the weekend ...

Rowan carrying the kite


A little bit of flat road


And on Sunday ... riding down the cycleway
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Old 12-17-14, 12:32 PM
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I ride 14.4 miles up and down the Guadalupe trail in san jose, before it rained.
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Old 12-17-14, 04:30 PM
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Walked 2.24 miles in a chilly drizzle. Picked up some new wool blend socks, set an appointment for an injection for next week, and let Google Maps know that a local Optician is no longer in business.

Also got a new unlocked phone over the weekend, but my carrier won't accept it and I'm not about to spend more on a new plan elsewhere, but this new 4" phone will replace my 7" tablet as my GPS tracker on my walks- and I might even take start taking some pictures.
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Old 12-18-14, 11:32 PM
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Christmas shopping and preparations almost complete ... and all done by using the internet and dashing about on foot at lunch this week.
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Old 12-19-14, 12:07 AM
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I avoided the cold (outside) and rode the trainer today before breakfast.
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I avoided the cold (outside) and rode the trainer today before breakfast.
You need fenders and a rack on that thing.
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Old 12-19-14, 12:34 AM
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You need fenders and a rack on that thing.
Your right! Besides being my trainer that bike is also my rain bike. I just mounted a rack on the back of that bike... with a trunk bag. The rack and bag gives me the space needed for a jacket or sweatshirt (ether to take with.. or take off).



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Old 12-19-14, 06:12 PM
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...and let Google Maps know that a local Optician is no longer in business.
Great! If we all did this Maps would be a better tool...

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Also got a new unlocked phone over the weekend, but my carrier won't accept it and I'm not about to spend more on a new plan elsewhere, but this new 4" phone will replace my 7" tablet as my GPS tracker on my walks- and I might even take start taking some pictures.
Do you have Ting in your area?
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Old 12-19-14, 07:49 PM
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I rode 25.2 miles up and down the Guadalupe trail before it rained.
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Nine miles up and down the hill with Madame Pobble on our anniversary...







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Old 12-19-14, 09:21 PM
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It takes a long time to walk a mile with a dog that has 6" long legs. Even at a trot.
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Old 12-19-14, 09:55 PM
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I'm commuting now. After a couple of weeks I'm finally getting the energy to ride up most of the hills. The first one is a 300 footer, so that still takes me a number of starts and stops. I had a split shift with 3 1/2 hours off in the middle, so I ended up riding into downtown and spending some time at the library.
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Old 12-20-14, 01:41 AM
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American Legion , Xmas dinner feed, the friday night Peace Vigil, an hour a week for 12 years running, now , pints at the Pub, and Home .
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Old 12-20-14, 02:21 AM
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Great! If we all did this Maps would be a better tool...



Do you have Ting in your area?
Just checked- Ting is scheduled to roll out GSM in February. Not sure what associated fees/taxes, but if I'm reading their pricing matrix correctly, I could be averaging between $9 and $12 a month. More than my current Tracfone service, but it looks like to be the least cost option to activate the new phone.
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Old 12-20-14, 10:03 AM
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This is my rolling cart:

You often hear that referred to as a "bundle buggy".
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Old 12-20-14, 10:45 AM
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You often hear that referred to as a "bundle buggy".
I've never heard that. I like the alliteration of bundle buggy.
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To the lake and a little bit of singletrack riding on my commuter bike(singlespeed mtb).
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I will walk downtown soon to get a part for my pickup.
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Old 12-29-14, 10:28 PM
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Wife managed to get 12/24-1/5 off and so my usual routine has been thrown out of whack because of it. I haven't been walking and I could feel a slight difference in my energy level as a result. So I made a point to go walk through the neighborhood before the family woke up. It was only 1.8 miles, but it did lift my spirits up a wee bit
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Old 12-29-14, 11:35 PM
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Walking day today! I went to the bank, then to the coffee shop to work on some research projects. It was nice and sunny and COLD, just how I like it.

The beginning of a gnarly sinus infection has kept me from non-essential cycling, but it's just about licked (without a trip to the doctor!) No snow yet, so I might get to hit the hills later this week.
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Saturday -- 10.95 km cycling up and down the local hills ... exploring!

Plus an upper body weights workout.
Plus walking up and down 200 steps.
Plus a core workout.
Plus washing (machine) and line hanging 4 loads of laundry ... more upper body work.


It was windy ... but the high for the day was 23C and there was no rain!
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