If I’m going to travel — or even go to the grocery store — on the bike, I need baggage, right?
I started with a magnetic tank bag from RoadGear; it has a clear map window on top, and an expansion zipper. The map carrier even unzips from the rest of the bag so you can (for whatever reason) carry the map by a little string strap. I guess that’s so you can slog into a Waffle House when you’re lost and consult the map that got you there. (Below, left — collapsed. Right — fully unzipped and stuffed. Click for larger view.)
It’s held on by prodigious magnets (so if you have a non-metallic tank, it’s no help), and holds plenty.
But going to the store for cat food two cans at a time isn’t practical, and I can’t wad so much as a pair of jeans in the tank bag. Continue reading