Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#553)...and how to go Christmas shopping on a bike in the cold rain.
On the bike...Christmas presents.
How to go Christmas shopping on a bike in the cold rain...bring heavy plastic trash bags with you to wrap purchases in. Bring a plastic tote to carry items in. Even if you think the tote will not leak it likely will (it did)...hence the plastic bags. Accept that you will get wet. Really wet, if it is raining hard (it was). Be prepared to be cold once wet. Acceptance, I find, is key here. But also, be prepared to see some beautiful rainy/foggy city scenes along the way, such as the photo below.