So finally got my free bike working and took her for a spin this morning. Was aiming just to go to bank to see how the bike and I did. Well, didn't need anything from bank really, so kept going.
Few blocks further is our city park. The city park has big swimming pool, put-put golfing, pond with ducks, kids playground, tennis, lots of covered picnic areas, a train for the kiddos and carousel. So I'm sitting there under the shade looking around and this is what I'm noticing.. within a 2 block radius from our big park is: another big walking track (1 1/2 mile), places at both parks to picnic/bbq, a big skate park, our Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum, a convenience store, a grocery store, a dollar store, and bargain store. The park that I am at is only 10 blocks from my house, mind you. Pretty much anything I need is within a 10 minute bike ride from my home, taking side streets and only crossing one 4 lane intersection for shopping.
Let me get this straight, so I can drill it into my own head.... Within a 10 minute ride from my house by bike, I can bank, get free entertainment at 2 big parks, visit 2 museums, grocery shop, get household items, get things from convenience store (but who would with a grocery store so close). Wait, there is also a sporting goods store, a beauty supply store, a block further is a tractor supply store like a farm/ranch/hardware store, a highschool for local hs events.... Within a 10 minute bike ride???? And that's just going west. O.O
Outfitted bike with a fast release basket and back rack, this is getting exciting :D