One of my favorite things to do on a weekend is get out of my jammies, bike to the bookstore, and return home to my jammies and a day of reading new books. (I’m a wild woman, I know.) The ride to my favorite bookstore is about 3.5 miles roundtrip – the perfect distance for an easy ride that nevertheless allows me to feel like I’ve accomplished enough physical activity for the day.
As much as I love this bookstore, I would shop there less often if I could not ride my bicycle, because 3.5 miles is a bit much to walk in the cold and the store is not along my public transit route. Even if I had a car, parking is nearly impossible to find in that neighborhood. Lucky for both me and the store, I have my bicycle. :)
Last Saturday I went a little crazy in the sale section, but they had so many excellent books for under $5. By looking at my haul, you can get a big hint about where I’m going for my next trip. (Mr. Dottie and I leave in one week!!)
Of course, I did not carry my books directly on my rack like this, but a canvas bag smushed down by bungie straps is not so photogenic.
Is there anywhere you enjoy going, but would rarely frequent if you could not bike there? I think businesses in the city are well-served by a growing bicycling population.
Happy relaxing weekend to all!