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Grocery shopping on the bike

January 7th, 2012 at 6:14 pm ET

You may think that going grocery shopping on your bike is impossible, but here’s a picture of what I just carried home on my bike from the Trader Joe’s in Chelsea, about 3 miles:

Trader Joes

All of this fit in two full-size paper grocery bags (which I reinforced with reusable cloth bags), in the left and right folding wire baskets attached to my rear rack, along with a cloth bag for overflow odds and ends that I slung over my shoulders.

While in the store, I did have to be conscious of the amount I was loading into the cart, but the only things I deliberately left behind because of bulk were half a gallon of milk and a package of paper towels, both of which I can easily pick up closer to home.

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