Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mystery Photo

In fact, this is the answer to the question posed here.

How, when cycling, to wear a small rucksack in front rather than behind you.

The advantages include: better balance, less sweating, protection from cold wind, instant access to pockets without removing bag & even without stopping, visual check of fastenings, etc.
The only problem was that the straps tended to slip off my shoulders, mainly on bumpy going (frequent) & especially if wearing a nylon top (rare).

The answer is a packet of self-adhesive silcone rubber pads, very cheap from a local hardware store.
Fixed to a handy adjustable handle on the shoulder straps, they comfortably provide so much friction that the straps never slip.

The only remaining (& insoluble) problem is the strange looks from those who don't understand the logic (everybody…).
Compounded when riding the Brompton Flying Black Banana.
Definitely not for the image-conscious!

Parting thot: "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." - Budha

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