For those of you who live under a rock, the lovely MG over at Chasing Mailboxes has challenged the whole, wide world to participate in the Utilitaire 12. I missed the Coffeeneuring Challenge (because I was living under a rock). Anyway, the short, short, paraphrased version is “go ride your bike to get stuff done.” You should really click the 2nd link in the first sentence.
Last week, on the 2nd, I did my two-fer. First, I rode the rSogn to the library and donated some books for their annual-ish book sale. This is the Cleve J. Fredrickson Library in Camp Hill, PA, but my phone died before I could get a second photo with the sign. You’ll have to take my word for it. 3.54 miles round trip.
The rSogn, with its cushy 650b tires and low-trail geometry, handled the 20 pounds of paperbacks with ease. I’d like a better front rack, but for now it’ll do.
Later, I scooted over to a nearby suburban-hell shopping center to have lunch with the wife. 2.66 miles round trip.
That yellow grate thing attached to the green post is part of Isaac’s branding. I have never, ever seen a bike locked to it before, but since the only bike rack in this hole of a strip mall is clear down at the other end, I locked up here. After we ate there was another bike locked to it. WIN! If you look close and squint, you can see it behind mine. “If you park on it, they will come,” or some such.
So that’s my first week and first 2 Utilitaires. I need to get my butt in gear for this week.