Things That Can Be Carried on a Bike (#358)...and a view from my handlebars
A cardboard box containing a small box of chocolates, 2 pints of beef broth, 2 pints of cooked beef, 2 pints of roast pork, 2 small jars of peach jam, 2 pounds fresh beets, and 2 loaves of kamut bread. A canvas bag containing two books and various writing implements. 3 liters of red wine. A 16 ounce cup of coffee (National Coffee Day).
On my short commute home I came upon a small and brief traffic jam in front of a local school that was letting out. I was at a standstill for about 5 minutes. I could have gone between cars, I suppose, but it was a beautiful early evening and I had just gotten out of work. I had nothing pressing to do so I just sat there enjoying the lovely weather and evening, and waited with the people trapped in their cars. It was way more pleasant, I think, to be looking out over my handlebars than it would be through a windshield. Then again, maybe it's just me.