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Old 06-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #16
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I found the easiest way a good backpack. I make the shoulder straps long enough so the bag rests on the seat behind me and not hanging from my shoulders.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #17
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I found the easiest way a good backpack. I make the shoulder straps long enough so the bag rests on the seat behind me and not hanging from my shoulders.
I have been doing this for 3 years with a Timbuk2 roll top backpack that expands to 45 liters. I have carried 2 gal jugs of oil home + laptop and jacket in that pack with it resting on the seat.

Lately I grew sick of riding in a pack every single day. My work laptop is quite heavy and a pack is much hotter on the summer rides home. I went the Pelican 1500 route. $50 project used off E-bay. I really love not having the pack on, so much more comfortable. Should have done it years ago.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #18
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Backpack. Get a good one. Mine has 2 straps, one across the chest and one across the waist.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:39 AM   #19
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For the people that use backpacks ....

Any issues with riding in the rain?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:52 AM   #20
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For the people that use backpacks ....

Any issues with riding in the rain?
Mine came with a waterproof cover. Besides, once you are moving, not much water gets on it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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For the people that use backpacks ....

Any issues with riding in the rain?
None at all. My laptop is inside a soft case which is then inside my backpack but in reality, the entire backpack hardly even gets drop on it. Riding at 130KMH, your body gets wet and blocks the rain from the backpack..
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:47 PM   #22
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Pelican "Storm" case, bolted down to a ZipTy Racing back luggage rack, similar in concept to Orangecicle's setup. HP 17"er fits nicely in mine. With it's included foam, it's quite shock resistant, and it's water tight/dust tight. It can easily handle My Hood River County Commute which I'd bet is easily as rough as most folks' big adventures

Can't imagine any other option would be as reliable
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