During the last week I have been getting ready for Tour De Jasper. I've also been house sitting on the other side of the City. This means I do not take the direct route home that I normally take. I've been doing a few errands that are on the side of the City which I'm watching, so I have been combining them.
Today, I picked up some Cider at liquor store near work, then I biked to my house sitting job and took care of that, then off I went to one of our many bike shops to get a bike tube, then off to get some food at grocery store. Last, but not leastly, I looked for some more sporting shirts for bike trip at our local second hand shop- I want to save a little on some of the stuff I am buying for the trip. It took me an hour or so longer to get home this way, but since it is so nice outside, I enjoyed the cycling time between places.
I've been using touring panniers that I have borrowed from friend. I will be using them on Tour De Jasper next week. Even though they aren't as big as my Basil Bags, I like that they pop off the rack easily. I think I will be getting some one day for more bike touring.
Having a bike means it is easy to pop around town doing a few things, even after work. It's a lot faster then waiting for buses or walking around. It feels good to be using the bike so much. It would be tempting to drive around if I had a car, but I know this is the better way of doing things.
Taking the long way home means I have completed one event of Part III of the Summer Games. Sorry I don't have photos, but didn't take it with me today, I've been too busy focusing on prepping for the big bike tour next week. I do plan on taking a picnic this weekend with this nice picnic basket I got for the bike last year. :)