after about 6 months of living at my new place, and having enough free time to do more than commute back and forth from school, i'm starting to notice that i go to certain places here regularly:
- target/trader joe's/etc
- downtown castro
the distance is always around 1-2 miles... which seems close enough that i would like to walk, but far enough that i don't want to carry the things i get on a walk back, and still too close to not feel lame about driving there and back.
i think the solution is to get a bike. but i want a functional bike. one with bell that goes *bring bring* and a basket on the front/back to carry my stuff. i suppose i should add other safety features like reflectors and flashing lights in case (though i don't plan on it) i may bike in the dark. oh yeah... and a helmet that makes my hair flatter than it already is. :) and a lock or some way to secure my bike.
then i could bike over to the library and back with my basket full of books. or to safeway and back with juices and prescription/otc medications or target with some supplies (other than toilet paper, i guess). from the milk pail and trader joe's with yummy cheeses...
i could even add farmer's market and all the friends that we now have congregating in this city as end locations for my little bike trips. plus, i'd get more exercise, which i really need.
hmmm... but where do i start looking? i'm so short, will that be a problem? what speed bike? so many questions... :P