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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-05-2006, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pimpin' the backpack!

All right, thought I had thought of everything before buying a bike, then realized that I will have a few things that I will have to take back and forth to school when I ride...wondering whether you guys think a simple (and small) backpack would be all right (since there'd just be papers/folders in it, no books)? I know with a lot of weight the C.G. can be elevated, but there won't be much weight. Any opinions are welcome, even if this sounds like an idiot idea, in which case please point me in the right direction! Gotta look cool for those high-school honeys! Just kidding. But seriously...
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Re: Pimpin' the backpack!

I ride with a backpack every day to work. So long as it can't move around on you when you lean into a corner, there's nothing wrong with using one.

Also, weight shouldn't be an issue. Much lighter than a pillion.




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shoot these packs were full to the top and then some, 6 hours on the road like that. no big deal load it up and go
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shoot these packs were full to the top and then some, 6 hours on the road like that. no big deal load it up and go
Just a shame to see the guy in the foreground was ridin' "squid". Hope that wasn't you!




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Just a shame to see the guy in the foreground was ridin' "squid". Hope that wasn't you!
no I'm the fat guy in the back. I still hadn't put the gloves on yet the wife was getting a picture as we where getting ready. my buddy has a jacket and gloves he rides in too.
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Your Center of gravity might be elevated when you wear a backpack but I think you said you are commuting not racing. It shouldnt be a big deal at all.
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Okay, good to know! But does anyone have any other (cooler?) ideas? Those girls don't just go for anything! I've seen tank bags and tailpacks, wondering about other's experiences with the aforementioned.
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On one trip to my home state for the weekend, we had planned on one of my 'friends' bringing some mattresses and sleeping bags in his car so we could camp out. Well, in his normal fassion, he pulled a no-show... so we raided his house, took all of his pillows and blankets, and headed to the camp site about 10 min up the road. I had a blanket stuffed down in my wind-screen, another wrapped around me, and tucked into my pants. I was sitting on two pillows, and had my backpack full of drinks and stuff that should have been in the car. I was carrying the least amount, of the three bikes that were on that trip. Although it felt very odd, I saw no problems with weight or anything like that.

Anyone who rides in my area can pick me out my my blue and red backpack. I never ride anywhere without it... anything from my daily commute to overnight trips, you can always pick out the blue and red backpack.
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Okay, good to know! But does anyone have any other (cooler?) ideas? Those girls don't just go for anything! I've seen tank bags and tailpacks, wondering about other's experiences with the aforementioned.
A backpack looks better that a tank bag or tail pack. If your going for looks. As for the bitchs' --- take an extra helmet to school and have it in your locker. That way your prepared if they want a ride. As for "riding" have some condoms too, those biker sluts have some weird shit, or so I've read...



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bah, why would you want a tank bag or tail bag, that's gonna b a pain to carry ur stuff in it and take it out... and then there's leavin' it on ur bike in a parking lot... just leaving ur bike out in public is bad enough.

just keep a backpack, prolly the most convenient thing to do, who cares what the girls think man, u'll b ridin' a sportbike, u'll get enuff tail
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