Westfalia van of trunk bags. 30 days of biking, #2

This is why you need to plan ahead.

You’re dropping off the van in Dunlap, then riding into Peoria for work.

To be fair, you did some upfront planning: arranging to build two bicycles so you can leave work early to ride back to Dunlap and pick up the van before Pro Automotive closes.

So far, so good.

But minutes before you drop off the van in the morning, you remember your bicycle has double-sided SPD pedals.

Which means you have to stuff your non-compressible Oboz hikers into an ancient Jaand trunk bag you attach to the bike with an equally ancient seatpost-mounted rack.

(Now let us praise the round seatpost, 27.2mm in diameter, and wish for its widespread continuance in defiance of all other shapes and diameters.)

Fortunately, because the Jaand has an expansion top, you can still carry your lunch.

Which is a good thing.

Even though it’s a funny-looking thing.

April 2. 19 miles.

About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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