On Wednesdays I go grocery shopping for the lady I work for, and usually I do a tiny bit for myself afterwards. Now when I say tiny, that means it has to fit in the two Bontrager side panniers... and today i was going to push it a little because I needed cat litter. I knew I couldn't get the 21-lb containers because I had other stuff to get also plus I'd done some pet food shopping on the way to work, and those foods were still in the panniers. So I got two 14-lb containers and put one on each side. I know I had at least 40 lbs on the back on the bike. I could feel it getting started, but once the momentum was up, I was good to go. When I got home, it was as always a struggle to get the bike up the stairs, but that happened too, so I was good to go. I still need to ride over to Smart & Final and get some lemon extract. Maybe tomorrow morning if I am organized.
Might go riding this weekend with a friend, and if so, I'll take her down to the Ballona Creek Bridge. Maybe we'll stop on the bridge for some pictures and a bit of a picnic.