Off on the Bianchi in my new shell (thumbs up on that), with gloves, a scarf, the windstopper beanie that fits under my helmet. I knew from previous scouting that Concord Rd had sidewalks the whole way, so I didn't even pretend to ride in traffic until I got to Great Road, at which point I exploited a combination of wide shoulders, sidewalks and strip mall parking lots to avoid the cars. No bike rack that I saw at the strip mall, but there were indeed Kosher Parve chocolate chips (also Lundberg rice cakes, candied ginger and tamari almonds). As always, I am perpetually disappointed by the scarcity of organic choices there, but otherwise, a happy outing and a successful return trip.
Going up the hill on Concord, however slowly, reminded me why cotton makes for such a lousy layer on a bicycle in cold weather. Note to self: break out the synthetics and/or wool next time.
And I now have supplies for making snack, which is Very Important.
The organic brown extra large eggs even survived the bumpy return unharmed. Egg cartons are magical.