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Old 12-06-2012, 02:05 AM   #21
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i use a national guard backpack....lots of pockets. i only commute 8 miles each way..but use my bike all yr round. i carry a laptop, lunch, phone.....i wear my work clothes to work....jeans and boots.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:59 AM   #22
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #23
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I have five bikes and no cars and they are split between two Countries, so am forever on the move between airports and work on bikes and I use a Kriega R25 backpack, right size to carry my bits and bobs about and designed by bike riders for bike riders.

Works well, splits the load round your waist, shoulders and chest.

Not sure if you get them in the States though?
Yes they sell them here but most riders don't use luggage or backpacks here.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #24
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I ride my bike to work when its warm out...50 miles each way. I get to work super early when riding the bike, which is one reason I like to ride it. I use my north face backpack to carry my laptop, lunch and junk.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #25
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I've never worn a backpack for the simple reason of I don't think it would be fun to have that attached to me while rolling in the event of a crash
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #26
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I use a Nike back pack considering the ride to work is 12km each way. Consists of bike cover,laptop and lunch. All fits snug.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:27 AM   #27
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I have five bikes and no cars and they are split between two Countries, so am forever on the move between airports and work on bikes and I use a Kriega R25 backpack, right size to carry my bits and bobs about and designed by bike riders for bike riders.

Works well, splits the load round your waist, shoulders and chest.

Not sure if you get them in the States though?
I think my next backpack will be a Kriega. I bought an Ogio a few months ago, and it's already falling apart.

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I've never worn a backpack for the simple reason of I don't think it would be fun to have that attached to me while rolling in the event of a crash
Mine saved my back when I got hit.

Although my cell was D.O.A.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:07 AM   #28
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Mine saved my back when I got hit.

Although my cell was D.O.A.
Yeah I was figuring...depending on what you have in your bag, it would serve as cushion in the event of a crash.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:32 AM   #29
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I commute to work on my bike unless its in the 30's or lower....I have an Incase backpack for my work laptop and keep a pair of shoes to change into once i get to work. It seems like when I ride versus driving; my day just goes better.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #30
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I commute to work on my bike unless its in the 30's or lower....I have an Incase backpack for my work laptop and keep a pair of shoes to change into once i get to work. It seems like when I ride versus driving; my day just goes better.
where do you stay in atl?
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #31
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[QUOTE=ironaddict;5415991]I've never worn a backpack for the simple reason of I don't think it would be fun to have that attached to me while rolling in the event of a crash[/Q

a backpack could save your azz like this video!! wow


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Old 12-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #32
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i use to ride to school and work whenever the weather was clear. but now i wear suits mon-thur so i pretty much only ride to work friday's.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:52 PM   #33
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I've never worn a backpack for the simple reason of I don't think it would be fun to have that attached to me while rolling in the event of a crash[/Q

a backpack could save your azz like this video!! wow


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71mMdt9cqds
Or I just don't ride into parked cars
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #34
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I ride to work just about every day. I wear oakley boots (I know, not the norm, but mine have a rubber piece where my toe meets the shifter), icon or oakley gloves, a bell star helmet, scorpion xdr jacket and I take a backpack to college; oakleys "kitchen sink" bag. It works out pretty good. Actually fairly comfortable, and the back doesn't hit the back seat or anything. I did need to fold up the straps though, as they flap around at anything over like 2 mph and tap the back of my helmet lol...
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #35
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Anyone have any experience with any alpinestar backpacks? I was thinking of getting the a* deploy backpack when communting to school with my laptop and a few books.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #36
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I ride to class every day, rain or shine. I've got a small pack from cheaper than dirt that I use. Assault pack 3 i think is what its called. Fits all my notebooks, laptop and exercise clothes. I like that its small and compact so I don't feel like it gets in the way even on more spirited rides.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #37
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Ride to work during season, pack my lunch and change of clothes in a backpack. Leather jacket, helmet, gloves and riding pants during the summer. bigger leather jacket(sweat shirt)
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:16 AM   #38
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Also ride with a Lowepro camera bag, even taken it out for a lap or two of the Nurburgring (mind I ride even more like a big girl with a few grand worth of camera bits strapped top my back)

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:04 AM   #39
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I used to commute to work and school with a Janpack (a basic model). That backpack finally started to get holes in it so I upgraded to some Kriega products. I currently have the the R25 backpack and the US30 drypack which goes on the back seat. Best luggage solution I have found so far and I have 55 liters of storage space.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #40
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I'm lucky to live in a state were I can ride yr around. My R-1 in my daily driver & yes I have a reg backpack.
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