The Errandonnee 2016 starts today. The idea behind this friendly contest is to ride 12 errands in 12 days. There are rules because, well, there are always rules. I worked from home so I missed out on a coffee run (which qualifies in the social run category) and a bike commute (which qualifies in the very clever ride to work category).
At about 3 pm, I started feeling not so hot, but I still wanted to do an errand, so I went to get my dry cleaning. It would be more convenient to have my dry cleaning done at the shop in the building where I work, but the people who run my local shop are nice folks and I want to support them.
The ride was 2 1/2 mile round trip. It was cold and a bit breezy. Apparently, the turn signals on many cars in my neighborhood don’t work. This was annoying but I decided not to let the drivers kill me anyway. I did not die. By the time I got home, I felt almost like I wanted to die. My tummy and my head hurt.
I think I’ll curl up with a good book, have a beer, and hope Mr. Sandman does his thing.
Control Card Entry No. 1
Category: Store (might qualify in a couple of others)
Distance: 2 1/2 miles
Errand: Pick up the dry cleaning. (It was only a pair of slacks so I folded them carefully and put them in my pannier for transport.)
Observation: Riding while sick is not a lot of fun. But neither is driving a car. So you might as well ride.
Picture: Little Nellie at the Dry Cleaners with a Pannier (sounds like the game Clue).