I enjoyed coffeeneuring enough to get hooked on the accessible bike challenge genre. The errandonnée hosted by Chasing Mailboxes has a ton of rules, too, and lets several errands be completed in a single trip, as long as the total mileage is over 30 for the challenge. Here's how I completed it:
Day 1 3/7/14, total day's mileage=15.76
- Many vehicle operators of the car and motorcycle variety run red lights at the 6-way intersection just south of the Fremont bridge. I also get honked at if I refuse to run the red light, but I stand my ground, feeling vulnerable on my road bike.
- I learned how to use this bizarre type of bike rack outside one of the libraries, under an overhang.
- Added cages & straps to my pedals, and learned how difficult it is to ride that way after only ever using flat pedals. Also learned how to change brake pads.
- The Elliott Bay Trail is gorgeous at dusk on a mostly clear day
- Bonus picture from the trip between UW and The Bikery. Seattle hills!
Day 3, 3/9/14
Errand #6, Pho Bac
Category: Breakfast or lunch
Observation/lesson: All veggie pho is magical.
Errand #7, Lake Union Park
Category: Personal Care & Health (because meditation counts!)
Observation/lesson: Sitting at the edge of a dock, leaning up against one's bike, and staring at a large body of water is quite wonderful.
Errand #9, Seattle Public Library, University Branch
Observation/lesson: The cherry blossoms are blooming! See how pretty they are outside the library?
Category: Community meeting
Observation/lesson: Playing pan, like riding a bike, is more fun when it becomes a fluid, physical motion, rather than a mental exercise.