Friday, July 13, 2007
Test Flight....the little bike that could
Well, I've been testing out my equipment for my assignment this weekend. This is a photo of me tooling around the Bikestation with my loaded Bike Friday trying to get the feel of the bike with all the load.
I'll be taking a combination of bike, bus and train to travel the 226 miles to San Luis Obispo where my assignment is. It should qualify, easily, as the furthest car-free assignment I've done so far (I'm still waiting for Oprah to give me a call so I can ride out to Chicago and take her portrait).
I modified one of my Pelican cases so that I could mount it on my bike. The Pelican case is one rugged case. I often use it as a step stool to get a little height during photoshoots.
I purchased some mounting hardware from Ortlieb and drilled holes into the case.
So far, it has held up admirably without popping off the rack once, which is a testimony to how great the Ortlieb hardware is.