Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Should I get a cart?

I saw this bike cart in front of the main post office and it looks like it might be a good one. You just stick a plastic bin in there. Wouldn't take up too much room in the garage. It would be perfect for groceries.




I haven't quite graduated to doing my grocery shopping by bike because one, the store is way uphill from where I live and two, I'm usually doing it after dark, and three, I don't have a cart. Those three things together seem like acceptable excuses to me.
I suppose I could give up my favorite grocery store and go to a lesser store, closer and flatter to where I live. But.......



6 Comments:

At 8:49 PM, Blogger fool@dfw.net said...

sadly bikecartage.com doesn't exist! let me know if you find a place to get a rack like this. the burley ones i was looking at seemed a little steep pricewise, though i may break down for the same reason as you--i can do most of my shopping, but the kitty litter is just impossible to do economically on my legpower.

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger kate gawf said...

You might be right about that. I just looked and I couldn’t find it either. Bummer. I did find an email address for them, however, and sent them a note. If I hear back, I’ll post about it.

OK, it’s good to know that I’m not the only kitty-litter wimp.

Hey aren't you that guy visiting from Austin whom I met while loitering around a bike rack? You still thinking about moving to Portland?

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger fool@dfw.net said...

i was that guy, but now i'm the guy who moved here two weeks ago and am settling in, writing this comment from the pharmacy cafe at 21st & glisan. =)

these days i'm loitering around bike racks a little souther (living with a friend at 23rd & burnside til i can find a place of my own) and wester (working at nike out in beaverton, which i'm still not convinced isn't nibbling away at my soul, but they did, at least, make it possible for me to make it up here).

i wish i'd caught your post about the sustainable 1-trashcan-per-year event in time to come surprise you at it, but i unfortunately read your post just precisely too late to make it there by bicycle =S

despite tiny problems like the kitty litter dilemma, i lived on my bicycle over the summer and am feeling a fairly capable commuter even without the wonderful public transit, carless as i am these days...

i look forward with interest to your experiences with the folding bike as my stable lacks diversity =)

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger kate gawf said...

OMG!! As we speak! Folks, this is exactly the kind of person we WANT to move to Oregon. Anybody who wants to move here, they have to talk to me first -- as this guy did -- then I decide whether they get a visa and a green card.

And so you even got a JOB here already? Wow. There's people that already live here that don't have that. I must have more influence than I thought! Forget about soul-nibbling for the time being -- it'll grow back later, as long as you maintain the extra-vehicular mobility unit you keep it in. Meanwhile start scoping around for something better. I might be able to give you some ideas.

Do you still visit Audrey over at my hidey-hole location?

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger fool@dfw.net said...

she has unfortunately returned to the oven of the beast and was back in texas before i could get up here! she was my only close friend in town so i relied on the kindness of near-strangers and friends-of-friends and am in fact living with a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend at the moment.

i'm always open to ideas, preferably ones that actually make use of my single notable career skill (if only i could make money chatting up strangers, riding bikes, or blogging!) of unix-related geek work. but i've been considering a radical departure from the cubicle-based world of sitting and typing all day at the same time...

i'd like to thank whomever ordered 2 weeks of blissfull weather for my arrival. that was truly well done =)

seeya on the kind streets!

 
At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nice

 

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