Michelle’s 2016 Errandonnee wrap-up

Mark likes to say that the Errandonnee is a chance to do things on foot or bike that you wouldn’t usually do, and maybe even make those errands part of your regular life. For me, it’s more a celebration of what we already do.

Personal care: riding my horse (#1), riding my horse (#5)

Personal business: double appointments (#6)

You carried what?: four kids, lunch, library books, and the rest of the gear for a day out (#7)

Arts & entertainment: none

Non-store errand: church (#4), church (#11)

Social call: greenway ride & coffee (#2), dinner & book talk (#12)

Work/volunteering: catechism class (#8), catechism dropoff (#9)

Store: thrift store (#3)

Wild card: a walk in the park (#10)

Part 1, errands 1-7

Part 2, errands 8-12

Total mileage: 45

 

The bikes

The little bike: a Trek mountain bike, circa 1996. This was my sister’s first (and only) grown-up bike that I claimed when I graduated from college and moved back to our hometown, and she left for college. I outfitted it for city riding a few years ago (fenders, slicker tires, kickstand), and used it to tow the child trailer. Now it mostly stays on top of our hill – if I’m going down the hill, I take the electric cargo bike to get back up it.

The big bike: an Xtracycle Edgerunner with Stokemonkey electric assist. It also has a custom frame-mounted front rack, and a custom, integrated trailer hitch. The headlight and taillights on both bike and trailer are powered by a dynamo hub, and it has chain guards on both chains. Yepp seats on front and back when needed, and we tow an older Burley d’Lite double child trailer. Custom painted a deep sparkly purple. AKA the awesomest bike in town. More here.

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And that’s it! Thanks so much to Mary for organizing! We love living our life on foot and bike, and it’s so fun to really celebrate it.

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  1. Pingback: Mark’s 2016 Errundonnee Wrap-up | The View from the Crosswalk

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