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Old 06-15-04, 02:42 PM   #1
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messenger bag mojo

i had some errands to run this afternoon (post office, groceries), so i wore my messenger bag when i went out riding. it's weird, but for some reason everything seemed to click: i was moving faster, the gear felt a lot easier (due to equipment probs, i've been running 46/13 for about 3 weeks now), i could skid more consistently. maybe the bag's got some mojo attached to it. i guess i'll wear it out all the time and see what happens. pass the koolaid and get me a "posenger" t-shirt, i'm finally here.
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Old 06-15-04, 02:47 PM   #2
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Be sure of yourself:

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you never go back
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Old 06-15-04, 03:54 PM   #3
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actually strangely enough here on base we all march to class together and they sell these snazzy black messenger bags at the BX.....and everyone almost has them to carry their books in

furthermore I really doubt most of them realize they are carrying messenger bags
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what bag is it?

I don't know but I bet it has stash pockets.
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I don't know but I bet it has stash pockets.
please not again
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I don't have a messenger bag. I use a backpack with cool reflectors on it. I guess I can't be a posenger. I will be...someday.
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A posenger wannabe. How quaint.
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Old 06-15-04, 09:25 PM   #8
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A posenger wannabe. How quaint.
What a condescending tone. I think I can see up your nostrils from down here.
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I think I can see up your nostrils from down here.
Y'know, I really don't want any part of your accidental double entendres, so do us both a favor and stand back up.
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Y'know, I really don't want any part of your accidental double entendres, so do us both a favor and stand back up.
best post ever...lawyers have the best fetishes. Just ask skitbra about Mr Geraci here in Chicago. One of my favorites stories
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Old 06-15-04, 09:52 PM   #11
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I don't know but I bet it has stash pockets.
Well, where else is the iPod going to go?
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Well, where else is the iPod going to go?
the bag is a custom made gogofaster. i don't think he makes any more. and i can't afford an ipod, 'cos i'm just a simple galley slave. it does have a stash pocket, tho.

(edit: yeah, he's still making bags: gogofaster.com)

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You know, usually when I have a super killer day, I assume I must have eaten correctly the day before or something like that. Then I check the wind, 90% of the time I am getting pushed in the direction of my destination... Which means, yeah I suck...

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I was actually making a plea for a free bag. With a stash pocket. I need a place to stash stuff so I don't end up on Cops when they start filming here.
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Well, where else is the iPod going to go?

In the special zip pocket in the strap.
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nah. there's too much hair in the way.
Wow! Merton made a funny. How cute.
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reflectors and posengers don't mix
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Does a messenger solve the "back sweat" problem? I seriously think I'm getting too hot because with the backpack covering my back I'm losing a large space from which heat would normally radiate.
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Does a messenger solve the "back sweat" problem?
It seems to help...of course, you've got the strap crossing your chest, too, so maybe it just relocates the sweat.

I feel a lot more balanced with a messenger bag than a backpack; I think because I'm better able to adjust where the weight is sitting. My back and shoulders don't get as sore, either.
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But posengers and night-time-cycling-death-by-car does!
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I was actually making a plea for a free bag. With a stash pocket. I need a place to stash stuff so I don't end up on Cops when they start filming here.
What do you need to hide? I'm thinking of putting a couple really strong little magnets on the underside of my saddle to stash my fistload out of view...
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What do you need to hide? I'm thinking of putting a couple really strong little magnets on the underside of my saddle to stash my fistload out of view...
Cool. Now I know where to stick my hairnets.
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What do you need to hide?
Well, nothing really. I like the security gained in just having a stash pocket available. Just in case I ever need to stash something. I think it might be fun to stash stuff like my key to my lock or a twinkie or something. Then you'll see me on "Cops" saying. "Dude, I don't know nothing about that Twinkie. I've never seen that Twinkie before in my life! Man, I'm just borrowing this bag I don't know nothing 'bout no damn Twinkies!" and then I'll try to run only to be nabbed by a donut eating cop because I can't run in spd's.
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I hear that Chrome bags have stash pockets. You should get one of those.
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There! It's officially dead now, right? Horse and all, dead.
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