February 24, 2011

Gasoline Prices - I'm going to do something about it - finally

I have told my husband that for my birthday in a few weeks, I want some kind of cart to hook onto my bike.  I want to use it for when I go grocery shopping or when I want to haul something somewhere without taking my car.  He laughed.  Perhaps he was laughing because it had been snowing today and we are still in the middle of a storm warning.  Obviously, I wouldn't be riding a bike today.   I told him I was serious. 

I started looking at Amazon today and saw a cart that is kind of like what I would get,  but I am going to do some research on this. 

I need to look further on line at the reviews and such before I would purchase a cart.

It is the in town driving that kills me on gasoline as that is the majority of the driving that I do.  You don't get great mileage with all the stops and starts.  So it's time to make a lifestyle change and really think about using the bike more for shopping trips. 

So, I'm curious, do any of you have a cart to pull behind your bike?  Any suggestions???


Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

I don't have a cart but I've been thinking about doing something like old fashioned milk crates...we live 1/4 mile from a grocery store but walking gallons of milk home is killer. My kids jump at the chance to ride up to the store, though.

Something like this:

Maureen said...

I dont have a bike let alone a cart, the main road too the shops from out house is just too busy for me to attempt anything other than my car.
However I do limit my shopping trips to 1 a week