Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes: NWT 24sp DD; Brompton M6R
1. Zip tie a milk crate to a rack. Put your backpack in the milk crate.
2. Bungie your backpack to your rack.
3. Put panniers on your rack.
1. is the most convenient and practical, if you don't mind the look. 2. is a good option, but it takes a little time to bungie the backpack down, and you have to remember to take the bungies in with your. 3. is good for point to point riding (to work and back; to the grocery and back), and for times when you can keep your bike nearby. But it isn't as practical if you are going to spend a lot of time off your bike and need to carry your panniers - they are not as convenient as a backpack if you are going to a mall, or a fair, or some parts of campus.