Things on the bike: A cardboard box containing two hand-crank pasta machines and two ravioli plates, a plastic bucket containing a partially mixed batch of Ezekiel Bread, and a canvas bag containing--among other things--a few books and a mini tripod.
A couple comments: The reason the dough on the bike is partially mixed is because I still do not have my mixer back from repair (as discussed here)...actually, I'm not quite sure where it is. A few weeks ago I took it to Sears to have it repaired. The national phone service told me that they do indeed repair Kitchen Aid mixers, but when I brought it there everyone seemed pretty confused. To make a long story short, after numerous phone calls (and various people telling me it was either shipped or received elsewhere) someone finally called me back from Florida. She told me it was shipped to an incorrect location and that it had to be shipped back to the Buffalo location before it can be shipped out to the correct repair location in the Midwest. Where does it have to be shipped to? I don't know. What's wrong with it? Still not sure. Has anyone actually looked at it? Doubtful. How long will this take or how much will it cost or do I even know where the hell it is or if it can actually be repaired? Don't know...to all of it.No one seems to know. If I don't hear from them by Monday (as promised) I'll start my barrage of phone calls again.
Sorry, just had to vent. If you happen to see a tired-looking middle-aged guy picketing outside Sears in the freezing cold while standing next to a bike loaded down with odd objects it'll likely be me. Please stop and say hello...or better yet, bring me a warm cup of coffee.