panniers full of goodies
kev2b3 Posts: 159
edited September 2007 in Commuting chat
just started commuting 6 weeks ago, decided to buy a set of 17ltrs panniers because i am fed up with ruc sacks. so i just want to know what sort of stuff you carry in your paniers while out for a long ride.
I carry shirts in to work once a fortnight or so. So it really just depends on what i'll need for the day. Lunch. Maybe a jacket. I don't like waterproof jackets so I avoid carrying one unless I really feel the need.
The only time I really load them up is if I've bought stuff and I'm carrying it home. Bike stuff, clothes, or more-often, groceries.
I could easily fit all that in one pannier, but I still take two with me in case I buy stuff in town and need to get it home.
I try and make sure I've always some money in my pannier for emergencies, except that the biggest emergency is that it always seems to make its way to the vending machine at work!
I leave my trousers at work so I only need to bring a shirt in every day