Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#328 & #329)
#328 (top)...an empty cardboard box, and extra bike, and an extra helmet.
#329 (bottom)...a cardboard box containing approximately $32.00 in groceries, and a Fender Stratocaster in a hard-shell case.
These photos were taken from the same trip--to and fro--here's the quick story behind it.
I had to pick my son up from his guitar lesson (his mom took him there), and much to his chagrin I told him I would be picking him up by bike...he new what that meant (it's bad enough that his dad rides this "weird bike" but then he drags another one with him...ahh, the angst of being a teenager). I also needed to stop for a few groceries so I attached the empty box to the front rack. On my way to pick him up I stopped at the Co-op for a few groceries. Then I purposefully arrived early so I could stop off for a couple pints at the bar which is conveniently located directly opposite where he takes his lessons (and yes, I used my fancy new lock). When he came out of his lesson I switched his bike for the guitar and rode home. Simple and fun.
I see your new lock and chain in the bottom photo. The weight is substantial but not too bad on the mundo.
Well worth the piece of mind.
I am envious of your cycling as I broke my right ankle 2 weeks ago and it will be a few months before I am on my saddle again.