Is that a burrito in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

A guest ditty from Mr. Dottie (aka Greg). Sadly, no pictures of burrito-stuffed pockets.

Mr. Dottie's Sweet Ride

Mr. Dottie's Sweet Ride

I rode 20 miles today.  While taking the lake front bike path home at 6pm I decide I’m hungry, so I hit the streets. I walk out of Chipotle fifteen minutes later with a huge burrito in my left jacket pocket and a bag of chips and salsa in my right pocket. Back on the streets. Once I see Southport I realize I’m going to need something to wash down that hot salsa in my pocket. I walk out of Galleria Liquors several minutes later with a twelve pack of Goose Island and get some looks from passersby leaving the El station as I strap the box of beer to the back of my bike rack – those looks always make me chuckle. Back on the streets. My pockets are bulging out with Chipotle goodies, more goodies on my back rack are giggling with every bump, and I’m happy as a clam.

Only on a bike can picking up dinner become such fun.

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3 thoughts on “Is that a burrito in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

  1. Jennie says:

    Mr. Dottie,
    This post is awesome.
    Thanks for the chuckle,

  2. msdottie says:

    I keep telling him he needs to buy a basket :) Then he could give his pockets a break.

  3. […] January 2009 On New Year’s Day, 2009, Dottie took me up on my offer to co-write Let’s Go Ride a Bike as a way to share our commuting experience with family and friends. We introduced ourselves (and our bikes) to the blogosphere and were off and running. In our first month, Dottie had her bike stolen and I test-rode a Dahon folding bike. We took turns talking about why biking is better,  the Dotties went car-free, and Mr. Dottie submitted a guest story. […]

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