Monday, April 6, 2009

To Rack or Not to Rack?


This reminds me of the days when I would carry 2 plastic grocery bags on my handle bars.  I don't think I ever lost anything, but it was always more exciting than it needed to be.  So nice to have added carrying capacity with a rack on the back.  While I can carry decent loads on all my bikes, I should probably be looking to add something on the front of my Gary Fisher and maybe a rack on Harvey's back.  I'll have to start looking.

6 comments:

Chiara Kael said...

i'd rack it if i had a tea in one hand..

speaking of tea.. ahve you heard of red espresso?.. its a tea that is made in an espresso maker.. i had it yesterday and thought of your blog..

http://www.redespresso.com/

Cheers..

spiderleggreen said...

Wild! How'd it taste? What's the point? Does it make it more intense? Kind of like Macha?

anna said...

I carry my groceries on the handle bars, but I walk - the shop is only 300m from my house, so I just drop by on my way home in the evening. But I'll also get a second-hand rack for my mtb soon, and I'm quite looking forward to that.

Carolyn said...

On my old bike, I never installed a back rack. Now that I got on on my new one, I wonder why the heck I didn't install one, as it sure beats carrying big awkward stuff by hand!

Dottie said...

Definitely to rack. Even better, to basket :)

Doohickie said...

Two of my regular riders have racks. If need be I use panniers on them. The other one has Wald baskets on the back and on the handlebars.

Definitely better, at least for me, than carrying a messenger bag or backpack.