Another Challenge! Yes I like to participate in silly online challenges (photography & biking at least). This one is pretty easy though.
Errands + Randonnee = Errandonnee. The gist of it is: 12 errands run in 12 days and taking a minimum of 30 miles. Running errands is the main use of my little Fuji so this is not much of a challenge. It does involve a little extra planning which of course involves a spreadsheet and MapMyRide so I’m totally in.
Today’s errands consisted of running to the library to print off my pick up email for REI, then taking the long way (trails instead of streets) to REI to pick up my first pair of padded riding shorts. (Trying them out this evening on my second errand.) Then to Fred Meyer’s for some groceries. We have missed being able to make our big Monday trip for groceries while our bikes were in the shop.
By the end, my pannier and basket were stuffed full of food, shorts, a book, and a citrus juicer. Oh and a gallon of milk bungeed to the top of the rear rack.
Category: I’m counting this as one long errand under the “Store” category. I guess if I end up not having enough errands I can break it up into 2 or 3 separate ones. We’ll see.
What I learned/observed: Got a pro tune done on my bike last week and it is pedaling so much more smoothly. However, my rear shift cable which was replaced as well is frayed on the shifter end. Need to take it back in again. Ugh. Also, my kick stand and mirror both need to be tightened.