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Cars and bicycles shouldn’t compete

I saw this article on the OC Register by this dude: GORDON DILLOW
Register columnist
GLDillow@aol.com

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.

Banjo Brothers Commuter Back Pack-Different Angle

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.

Seal Line “Urban Series” commuter backpack Preview

Wow, we’ve sure been covering carry options today on Bikecommuters.com!

The other day, I received a very unique and waterproof backpack from Seal Line, the makers of dry bags for canoe and kayak enthusiasts.

The backpack came a bit late to test in Florida’s recent tropical storm (“Barry”, for you BeeGees fans out there), but I will give this bag a shakedown for you in the coming week. My initial impression of the bag is pretty favorable, though. The bag looks and feels like it is pretty tough — and the harness system is easy to adjust and quite comfortable.
The shoulder harness -- padded and ventilated!

Stay tuned for a more complete review in the next week or so — I’ll take this bag riding, pack it full of stuff and see just how waterproof it is and all the other fun and maniacal stuff a product reviewer can do!