Friday, May 25, 2012
After the guy demonstrated that the weed eater indeed, did work, he was wondering how I was going to get it home, since I had arrived by bike. I emptied the contents of my pannier, and put the weed eater in there, with the long handle sticking out of the top of the pannier like a broom. I stuffed my other things back in there and it worked just fine. When I had told a friend of mine that I intended to get on the Metro subway with my bike and weed eater, she was a little concerned and wondered if they would let me on...that I might be deemed a (terrorist) threat... :) I said that I would just give it a try, that I doubted it would be a problem. And, as I thought, no one batted an eye, though they probably wondered what in the world I had in my bag. :) The weed eater handle not only stuck up, but back a little bit, so I had to be mindful when I was boarding the train and where I positioned myself, so that people could get around. Fortunately, it wasn't too busy on the trains, so I wasn't in the way that much.
Taking the subway was much less expensive than getting a Zipcar, and putting it in my bike bag worked just fine. :) I'm looking forward to doing some "yard magic" at my place this holiday weekend. :)