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October 07, 2008


I don't care what you say, I'm glad you got the bike. And I bet *you're* glad you have it too. Even DH and I thought about getting bikes this summer - HA! What a sight that would be! Good for you Tammy.

Hi! I stopped by to read because I saw Cabot Cheese (yay - thanks for the mention) but I am so excited because that blueberry cobbler recipe looks so amazing. I just printed it and need to go get some blueberries right now!

Love your blog. Now I have to go follow all your links!

Great post....I never understood why the crotch bar was there either! Especially since technically, those are the "male" versions of bikes, and the ones that don't have it are the "female" versions! If I didn't live on a friggin' mountain, I'd love to give my bike a go also. Brava!!!


The weighted basket got me and I had to wipe my eyes before reading further. I walk to the market from the office with my suede city purse casually dropping purchases of apples, onions and potatoes into it. Then inevitably have to lug it back in a bear hug because the handle broke. And limping because city shoes aren't meant for real walking. But doesn't it seem right that you pedal for Trappist monk jam? I'm sure they would bless you if they knew. Or tear up laughing like I did. Thank you.

good for you for biking. Up here in the frozen north it is getting colder and colder, and my hands are starting to freeze a little on the bike (no I do not do winter biking like some I know).

I do a lot of groceries on my bike and find it handy to have panniers that go on the back of the bike (you'll need a rack too). Then you can buy more!

I'm impressed that you dare to bike in Boston at all. I've only done it once, and it was so nerve-wracking, I'm never doing it again.

I find a backpack very handy in these situations because I often fall off my bike (you probably think I'm kidding too but you weren't there in Nantucket when I ran a parked car off the road) and the backpack pads the groceries a little better than the basket.

And they say fish don't need bicycles.

I keep meaning to get my bike back up and running. It actually has back-pedal brakes, because it is so old. And the handy little rack on the back does the wheel-rub thing. That's right, I don't really want to start riding that bike at all. I'll just stick to the legs, I guess.

Hi Tammy - thanks for your words of encouragement on my blog. I started shopping by bicycle too. My weekly farmers market shop is a 6 mile round trip. Plus parking would cost $5 each time so I am saving lots! I have been doing it since the end of August. Like you - I was shaky at first but I am starting to get used to and loving it. I bungee my regular basket to my back rack and also carry a backpack. It stops me buying too much too!

sam: Today was my first day with the backpack, and I shan't be buying that many groceries in one trip ever again.

Heather: Back-pedal brakes are sooooo awesome.

Flood: "They" don't know what the hell they're talking about. P.S. Are you surviving?

Alecto: Very interesting! Kind of like an airbag, huh? Maybe I should wear one on my back, one on my front--it's only a matter of time before I hit the pavement.

Adele: Well, downtown Waltham is no Boston, but it's still scary. They all go to the same driving school.

sunny12: I had to google pannier, but that's exactly what I need. And then somebody to pedal the bike for me once they're loaded down.

Katrina: I pedal for monks! That's pretty funny. I don't think they'd find my blog too funny, however.

Katie: I don't get it either. Male, female, we all have crotches. P.S. I'm behind in my e-mail--I'll be in touch.

Wendy: Three cheers for Cabot! Butter and cheese are the cornerstones of my Eat Local diet.

Sally: I'm VERY glad to be borrowing this bike. I didn't think I had it in me, but I'm very glad I do. Hope you get your bikes!

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