Bicycling to drop off the compost: 15 minutes.
Bicycling to the library to drop off overdue books: 7 minutes
Bicycling to Target to buy laundry soap, black tights and a new mattress pad : 20 minutes.
Bicycling from Target to TJ's to buy an orchid as a hostess gift 25 minutes
Bicycling home very very slowly to not damage the orchid, and watching all the people out enjoying car free Memorial Drive 10 minutes.
Spending the afternoon running errands outside in the crisp fall sunshine instead of in a box on wheels, cursing at traffic: worth all the time in the world.