It didn't take long to unpack. Here's the road bike luggage I unpacked:
|My big seat post bag (from Cannondale)|
|My Axiom handlebar bag and (behind the drops) my Axiom snack bag|
The handlebar bag on my mountain bike is way bigger. The seat post bag is a bit bigger. The seat post bag on the mountain bike also has the luxury of webbing on it's top.
If we were going out for longer, say a week or so, we'd choose between the Topeak rear rack bag or the Ortlieb suitcases. The Topeak is OK, but the Ortlieb is my favorite. The Ortlieb even has a mesh pack that snaps on top, a surprisingly handy little bag.
Successful credit card bike touring is all about learning to travel light. This is the bike luggage we use to do that. I'll show you what we take with us on an overnight in another post.
|My big handlebar bag from Adventure Cycling on my mountain bike|
|Fabulous seat post bag (KoKi) from REI|
|Ortlieb suitcase (top) and Topeak rear rack bag (bottom)|
|Bottom of the suitcase showing the mechanism that attaches it to the rear bike rack|