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Tips for the Urban Motorcyclist: Groceries

I bet when you read the title you were expecting to read about bags, cargo nets, tie-down, and riding your motorcycle home with awkward weight distribution. You’ll get none of that here. Sure. you can do a full week’s groceries on a motorcycle, and I did that for years! This week I got lazy, or maybe just smart. You be the judge.

I wrote a little about my hunt for a house fit for motorcycling in Toronto. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Hunter S. Thompson wrote that in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and it’s good mantra to follow if you want the kind of life other people will envy. When I was 23 years old I got kicked out of my apartment and bought a condo. Buy the ticket, take the ride. It was next to a grocery store and I no longer had to load groceries up on my bike and hope for the best.

Buy the ticket, take the ride. The condo wasn’t enough. I took the plunge. I sold my condo, found a house fit for motorcycling in Toronto, and I bought it. The house is a fifteen minute walk from any grocery store though. It was time for my old dilemma: How do I get the groceries home?

I had 5 options – Read on to see what your options are.

About Adrian

Adrian is the YouMotorcycle Editor. He never planned on becoming a blogger, but liked the idea of sharing his passion and encouraging others to get out and ride. He believes that anyone thinking about buying a motorcycle should hurry up and buy one, and that everyone who already owns a motorcycles should ride more. He likes V-Twins, scooters, and breaking social norms. He occasionally wears a suit and high-top sneakers when he rides to work. Sometimes he takes out his tools and everything goes from bad to worse. Sometimes everything just falls into his lap. Whatever the case he stays grateful and always tries to learn. If you feel motorcycling is a lifestyle, follow him via social media.


  1. This is great Adrian, I never would’ve thought about ordering groceries online! I’m in Los Angeles and I’m not aware of any groceries that ship but I’m sure there are tons. I’ll be looking into this! Great idea for a blog post by the way!



    • Hey Ramiro, long time no see! Welcome back. Thanks for the compliment. We try to find ways to get by, on two wheels only, as much as possible. The Viking Bags motorcycle bags from Motorcycle House help… but it’s still a little too cold up here to be spending 5 minutes in the parking lot loading everything!

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