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genejockey 09-15-21 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231704)
Does anyone have paper bags? I can remember when they were a thing. #Old

Lots of 'em in CA. You are given a choice of those, or heavier plastic bags that are much thicker than those filmy single use ones.

datlas 09-15-21 05:35 PM

I read somewhere that the cotton bags people use hoping it’s good for the planet might not be so good allegedly because of how much water is used to make them. Tough to know what’s “best.”

Trsnrtr 09-15-21 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22231732)
I read somewhere that the cotton bags people use hoping it’s good for the planet might not be so good allegedly because of how much water is used to make them. Tough to know what’s “best.”

I think that we (human species) are a blight on the earth, no matter what we try to do.

datlas 09-15-21 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22231753)
I think that we (human species) are a blight on the earth, no matter what we try to do.

I am afraid that is accurate. Sigh.

rjones28 09-15-21 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22231605)
Mrs. GeneJockey is sending me listings on Realtor that are in Buffalo NY. I remember how much snow falls there. I think her plan is to have us retire there, then kill me with snow shovelling the first winter, sell up and move somewhere else.

Very clever.

Mojo31 09-15-21 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231704)
Does anyone have paper bags? I can remember when they were a thing. #Old

Our grocier uses paper bags. They even have handles.

Velo Vol 09-15-21 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22231720)
You need to get out more.

None on the East Coast.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b35e7a66c8.png


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22231724)
Lots of 'em in CA. You are given a choice of those, or heavier plastic bags that are much thicker than those filmy single use ones.

For free?

rjones28 09-15-21 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231704)
Does anyone have paper bags? I can remember when they were a thing. #Old

Everything old is new again.

Mojo31 09-15-21 06:28 PM

Our store also hires high school kids to bag and then push the cart and unload into your car. No tipping allowed. The kids then take the carts back in so none are left in the lot. Doesn't even have cart corrals.

rjones28 09-15-21 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231716)
Never heard of it.

Does the Piggly Wiggly still use plastic bags?

Velo Vol 09-15-21 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22231816)
Does the Piggly Wiggly still use plastic bags?

Not sure I've ever been in one, but certainly not in the last ten years.

LesterOfPuppets 09-15-21 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231831)
Not sure I've ever been in one, but certainly not in the last ten years.

Not even the funniest named grocery store? Wow, you're deprived.

If you ever get out west (and up north), the Canadians have a funnily named grocery store too.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...53502bbc42.jpg

Velo Vol 09-15-21 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22231840)
Not even the funniest named grocery store? Wow, you're deprived.

If you ever get out west (and up north), the Canadians have a funnily named grocery store too.

When you think about it, Food Lion is kind of funny.

Loblaws north of the border.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...72932d169f.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 09-15-21 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231863)
When you think about it, Food Lion is kind of funny.

Loblaws north of the border.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...72932d169f.jpg

Food Lion is a good one indeed.

I wonder if everyone says they're going to Bob Loblaws? I know I would.

Here's another good one from out west

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e49e786c20.png

sbxx1985 09-15-21 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22231699)
A couple guys I know have Psimet wheels. One of them is 265 pounds and the wheels have been durable. Plus, Rob seems like a good guy and I have chatted with him on BF for years.

Rob is a good guy.

indyfabz 09-15-21 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22231875)
Food Lion is a good one indeed.

I wonder if everyone says they're going to Bob Loblaws? I know I would.

Here's another good one from out west

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e49e786c20.png

We went to one of these in Sparwood, B.C. during a 2009 tour.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...42e843cd2.jpeg

LesterOfPuppets 09-15-21 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22231889)
We went to one of these in Sparwood, B.C. during a 2009 tour.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...42e843cd2.jpeg

Looks like Overwaitea is history now. Pour one out for 'em. I'd visited the Squamish and Penticton locations.


On March 22, 2018, the remaining two Overwaitea locations in British Columbia were closed, reopening the following day as Save-On-Foods stores.

Velo Vol 09-15-21 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22231898)
Looks like Overwaitea is history now. Pour one out for 'em. I'd visited the Squamish and Penticton locations.

Near Vancouver?

LAJ 09-15-21 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22231875)
Food Lion is a good one indeed.

I wonder if everyone says they're going to Bob Loblaws? I know I would.

Here's another good one from out west

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e49e786c20.png

Lloyd King. The first grocery store to have an in-store pharmacy, and a self service meat department.

LesterOfPuppets 09-15-21 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231910)
Near Vancouver?

Squamish is half way between Vancouver and Whistler. Penticton is well inland from Vancouver, 160 miles as the crow flies.

Velo Vol 09-15-21 08:05 PM

#P&RTrainspotting

Does this train have a caboose?


rjones28 09-15-21 08:09 PM

Reminds me of this:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fc977e5322.png

Velo Vol 09-15-21 08:12 PM

Generally missiles are bad, but it would be cool to see a Norfolk Southern fire one off along Middlebrook Pike.

Velo Vol 09-15-21 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22231932)

Is that what railroad crossing signs looked like in the olden days? #Analyzing

rjones28 09-15-21 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22231942)
Is that what railroad crossing signs looked like in the olden days? #Analyzing

Maybe


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