I did another trip to local stores on my cargo bike. I still get a smile when I see someone watching me closely as I ride off on my bicycle. It is like they are saying “is that guy crazy?” with their eyes. I always get a kick out of it.
I went by the new Sports Authority that was built not far from my house. I wanted to get an idea of the store size and where things were. I hung out there for about 20-minutes, just looking around and then left. I got on my bike an the stares began as I went to the pet store.
The pet store is in the same strip center. I went in and got the cat litter, as well as some extras. People were staring once again as I loaded up 80-lbs of cat litter onto the bike.
I honestly would not be surprised if people thought I lost my license, due to a DWI or too many tickets. I bet it goes through their heads as they drive their higher end cars past me. No, I could spend my money on such a car, but I simply choose not to. I want to save my money. I do drive a car to work. It is an older model but still has several more years left in it. I will only give it up when it starts have too many problems.
I still plan on saving those miles left in the engine for work and places is have to drive. When I have errands to run near by, I shall take my bicycle. I would rather arrive hot and sweaty than deal with finding parking spots. Sure you could beat me to the store in the car. However, I will be the one arriving with glistening (a.k.a. sweaty) skin and a smile on my face.
Ride on my friends.