Shopping by Bicycle: Q & APosted: March 14, 2012
Hi, self! I thought we’d do a little Q & A for any readers who are curious about doing grocery shopping by bike.
We have readers?
Of course we have readers! A couple of ’em, anyway! Now, you ask the questions.
Me? Uh, ok. So, is it true that you do your grocery shopping by bike rather than by car?
Yep, I don’t own a car so I get everywhere by bike, or on foot. Boulder has a fantastic bike path system, and lots of bike lanes on the roads.
Why don’t you own a car?
Because it’s too expensive and I wouldn’t use it enough to justify paying for it. In the winter, I walk or use RTD.
Isn’t it annoying to have to carry all your groceries on your bike?
Sometimes… but since I shop every day, I don’t have to carry too much at one time. It’s kind of helpful, too, because I know I can’t really impulse-buy because I won’t be able to carry anything extra. Plus, it’s great exercise!
Do you ever get sick of shopping every day?
Not even a little bit. I LOVE grocery shopping. It’s one of the highlights of my day.
Why aren’t you married yet?
Well, there are lots of- hey, that’s not relevant!
How come you got a degree in English and then another one in religion and now you can’t find a decent job?
Gah, shut up!