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This past weekend I stopped at the grocery store but didn’t have any panniers or backpack with me for carrying home my load. Luckily I had shopped light, so my friend showed me a quick tip for safely and easily transporting a bag or two of groceries home by bike (without the need for extra baggage or accessories).

Simply loop the plastic bag handles over the nose of your saddle and let the bag dangle behind your seat like a seat bag. For a short distance, this trick worked well and I’m sure I will use it again. Plus – it gives a reason for utilizing a plastic bag (which I’ll recycle!):

bags over saddle nose

plastic grocery bag

Please share your tips/tricks for transporting loads without the need for special gear or equipment in the comments.