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Old 12-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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Commuting to work or school on your Bike

Saw a guy on the Interstate today with the cool Carbon backpack. Got to thinking.

For those who use their bike as primary transportation.... Yes some of us don't have cars.

Do you back pack ? Tank Bag ? or just walk around in our boots and gear all day.

What do you guys use to carry your daily essentials... lunch, sneakers, laptop etc?



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Old 12-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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I use a backpack & a small tank bag.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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I do Alot of commuting with mine with full gear on. I keep another pair of shoes at work.

I use to put a book bag on to carry my essentials until I found this aluminum luggage plate thing. I bought a spare passenger seat and bolted that puppy down to it. Now I bungee the book bag to that. My pc is the 17 in, big battery Dell, lunch, books, paper, etc, that thing weighs a ton!

My bike is posted in the what have you done for your rr today section, it's red with the orange rims. You can make out the rack bolted to the seat?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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I use my bike everyday regardless if weather i found it easiest to keep shoes at work and deodorant it gets hot in those leathers.. I use a backpack that has adjustable straps that wrap around my chest and stomach keeps it stable for long trips i can do a 1 way trip of over 100kms...


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I don't ride below 50 F, rain, sleet or snow (i know, big wuss) but when the warm suns beaming down, i ride daily with full gear and a backpack.
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I haven't had a car in like 3 years now. I use to keep a stash of clothes and work boots at work and carried a backpack with all the rest of my stuff. When I was going to school I rented a locker so I didn't have to lug around all the books when I didn't need to.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:19 AM   #7
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not my primary transportation, but i commute when i can. helmet and jacket hang in the office, wear the boots all day. usually wear the backpack, but i can also use a rack i built.


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not my primary transportation, but i commute when i can. helmet and jacket hang in the office, wear the boots all day. usually wear the backpack, but i can also use a rack i built.


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You built that all by yourself ?


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Backpack, overpants, boots, and change at work.
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Fairly large backpack. A 17.3" laptop with a true 1080p screen sounds cool until you have to strap it to your back, then it's just 10 pounds of dead weight. Trying to make an iPad work on the days I ride the bike.

Always ride in boots and dedicated riding pants (plus jacket and gloves), spare shoes at work and I bring a pair of pants to change into. Full suit reserved for weekends but I wear it then.

I have a truck with a working heater so when it starts dropping below 50 during commute hours I drive that. Living in CA I can be picky, we basically get to ride 320+ days a year.
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