I Never Liked Grocery Shopping

… until I started doing it by bicycle. Now, on a gorgeous winter day like today, a day that topped out at 67 degrees with blue skies and puffy clouds, it was the highlight of the entire day.

10 Responses to “I Never Liked Grocery Shopping”

  • Tamia Nelson says:

    Winter? Sixty-seven degrees isn’t winter! It’s a heat wave! (haha)

    Great photo. Grocery shopping with a bike is very rewarding, I find. You burn the calories you consume from eating the goodies you bring home.

  • Mark says:

    Don’t make me hate you with this talk of a “winter” day that topped out at 67! I had some lovely baby-poop brown slush to ride through on my way to work today… I do love grocery shopping by bike, though, so I am with you there.

  • Alan says:

    I know, I know… we’re terribly spoiled here in California. :-)

    We’ll be singing the blues in August though, when the temps top 100F.

    Stay warm!

  • Zen says:

    I guess you guys don’t want to hear that it is in the 70’s in Arizona? Of course we have the 110 degree summers too. On second thought, maybe we should all hate on Cali! Off to store for more shopping!

  • John Nelson says:

    That’s a survey I’d be interested in. What’s worse brutal winter commuting or +100 degree summer commuting? I feel I’m such a wimp, but I hate commuting in the hot summer. No matter how slow you go you arrive a soggy, sweaty mess.

  • Alan says:


    “That’s a survey I’d be interested in. What’s worse brutal winter commuting or +100 degree summer commuting?”

    I’ll set one up. Thanks for the idea… :-)

  • Sharper says:

    @John Nelson:
    Since I’m a valley floor Californian, I’ve never ridden in truly miserable winter conditions — sleet, snow, hail, but I’ve given 110 degree days their fair shake. I’m going to guess that winter commuting is worse.

    Of course, my commute takes me along a river, and I’ve often stopped riding to take a dip on particularly inviting days. There’s not too many similar warming-up options in the winter, unless you enjoy hanging out in the exhaust path of a co-commuting SUV…

  • Herb says:

    Riding my bike to the grocery store has become one of my favorite things to do as well, first on my Long Haul Trucker with shopper panniers and now on my Bridgestone-Xtracycle cargo bike. I recently asked another, closer, grocery store to install a bike rack via the contact form on their website. The manager called me within a day or two and told me he had ordered a rack. I noticed a few days ago that it was now installed. Sometimes all you have to do is ask!

  • DerrickP says:

    Great story! I may have to try that ‘request’ thing. I’m locking up to cart corrals and signs when I head to the grocery. Thanks for the tip!

  • Herb says:


    It doesn’t hurt to mention that the only reason you go to “Brand X” is because they have a bike rack. I’m thinking of trying the same thing again with the Costco that’s about 3 miles from my house…

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