So I’m really digging these things called Utilikilts.
Yeah I know I’m not Scottish nor do a I play a bag pipe (no gay jokes!), but this thing really caught my attention when we met Wingnut Gear Rep named Scott…hmm his name fits the kilt. Anyhow, he was sporting them at the Sea Otter Classic back in April. So the more I read about them the more I’m interested. However, convincing the folks at Utilikilt that they could have a potential market in the bike commuter niche would be rather difficult.
But you know, if I had one, I’d wear it while riding my bike and wear it at work. I just checked with my boss, he said as long as the kilt is at or below the knees and the shirt is tucked in, then I shouldn’t have any issues with HR.
I saw this article on the OC Register by this dude: GORDON DILLOW
Check out what he wrote:
And whose fault is that?
Stats on that are hard to come by. But I asked two veteran Orange County traffic cops that question, and both agreed that, based on their experiences, half or more of car vs. bike collisions are caused by the bicyclists. They veer into traffic lanes, they travel the wrong way on streets, they blow through stoplights – in short, they don’t safely share the road.
Before you get your panties in a bunch, read the whole article HERE.
Check out what our staff writer Jeremy over at MtnBikeRiders.com went through just the other day…
On Tuesday & Thursday mornings I try to get in a workout on the Fullerton Loop or any nearby trail. This Tuesday morning, I was about 8 miles into the loop with 3 more left when I got this sinking feeling in my stomach. All of a sudden, I had to go poo!
The only problem was, I was 3 miles away from the car and I needed to go right away. Argh! Other than holding it in, the hard part was riding while not sitting on the saddle. The jarring from my hardtail (even suppressed by the thudbuster) made me want to go poo even more.
I ended up pedaling with my thigh on the seat, clenching (no not my teeth), and solely focused on keeping things in for a little while longer. The ride back to the car felt LONG.
A few days ago I mentioned that we received the new Banjo Brothers Commuter Back Pack. Here’s some better shots of it.
Just to show your the comparison, thats my ipod shuffle and that is my Camelbak water thingy majig.
The bag itself is pretty deep, look how far it goes up to my leg.
This is my head inside the bag…
Just think of the bag as grocery back that has shoulder straps on it. It’s just about the same size.