It’s been a crazy last few weeks for me. I was taken out by the flu for nearly all of last week, and then when I got back to work this week I was playing catch up at one of the busiest times of the year for us. I’m still struggling to completely recover from the flu, but I was up and riding to work this week. I did this mainly to avoid traffic, because otherwise feeling as off as I do driving would have been easier. It is also easier to get everything home for Thanksgiving in a car, but I was determined to avoid traffic and get home all the fixings… on the motorcycle.
I’m pretty impressed that I managed to do it, Including the nearly 19lb turkey!
When I was planning this I thought the turkey was going to be the tough one, surprisingly it was the pies that were the biggest challenge. It takes me about 40-45 minutes to get home, and I did not have space to fit them anywhere on my bike flat. I was worried that they would slide out of the shells and be ruined. With a co-workers help I got them into my backpack at about a 45 degree angle, then I rode home, hunched over my bike in a racing crouch to keep them as flat as possible. With all the city streets I have to ride, it was not the most comfortable way to get home. We all make some sacrifices for the holiday.
However, the Turkey was much more painful. My backpack/back are not designed to carry nineteen plus pounds for 45 minutes. My back is killing me as I type this about an hour after I got home.
Everything else was easy, yams, onions and the rest easily fit in my tail bag and backpack on Monday.
I’ve definitely earned my Thanksgiving dinner the hard(ish) way!