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Odd Loads and Your Solutions for Carrying Them

Old 08-12-15, 02:11 AM
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Since my bike is my only vehicle I have to carry all my groceries on bike. I have a Topeak Explorer bike rack with the Topeak MTX trunk bag MTX, which is the largest they make. It has built in hideaway panniers. No problem getting a gallon of milk in there, even in the trunk section because it has a gusseted top for more room. But sometimes I have to buy 13 pounds of cat food so I just put it on top of the trunk bag and secure it with bungee cord, I've done that with the panniers full at the same time. No problems. But when I need to get 25 pounds of kitty litter then I use my Osprey Metron 35L bike backpack. It's a top loader and it just swallows it up. I'm going to get a Chrome Bravo 40L roll top backpack for even bigger loads.

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I can carry two gallon containers of milk in each of my Nashbar panniers - but have never had occasion to need that much milk. For really bulky things I use my Bike Friday flat-bed trailer (sheet of plywood replacing the usual suitcase on the trailer frame).
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