These bags are designed and fabricated in Portland to meet the needs of urban cyclists. Eli, a one man operation, has focused on spacious, practical, backpacks. He’s been providing city dwelling bikers an alternative to the standard messenger bag. When he’s not stitching, you might catch Eli about town on his fixed Kogswell Porteur.
Have you experimented with backpacks or other alternatives for lugging your daily haul? What works best for you?
It looks mostly like an aesthetic upgrade to me. It’s still over 2000g for the group and there’s nothing really “new” about it if you ask me. I do like the cranks/chainring integrated look. Very sharp.
Everyone knows you can’t travel with a cargo bike… Right?
This bakfiet’esque cargo bike made by David Wilson Industries, is not only significantly lighter than a dutch cargo bike, it has an S&S Coupler. This enables you to stuff it in a standard bike travel case. The owner of this bike has peddled Washington, Florida and many points in between. The best part? He’s never at a loss, for a place to stow his half rack of beer. Sounds like bike Nirvana to me.
Interestingly the green lanes look like astroturf – expect some street artists to set up lawn chairs, beach balls, and a picnic blanket. There’s a Critical Mass suggestion. Next one, go and occupy all the Green Lanes and just chill there.
Note: to Portland, "we got Green Lanes too!"
And I sorta feel like a Bear at the Zoo, where they drop new toys into an enclosure to reduce boredom. This Summer in Seattle, the City has added new wayfinding signage, green lanes, new bike lanes; it’s all very exciting!
It’s spring in Seattle… Critical Mass’ers came out in full force to celebrate the return of long days, and favorable biking weather. The best way to confound an angry motorist stopped by a mob of cyclists? Hand them a Tulip.