BEST WAYS TO CARRY A LAPTOP OR NOTEBOOK COMPUTER
January 18, 2006
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I'm a modern girl in the modern
world, i.e. leashed to technology.
I have been an all-weather bike
commuter for years but recently purchased a laptop computer
for my school studies. Is there a safe way for me to transport
my new laptop on my bicycle? My bicycle may be my first
love, but my laptop cost more!
You obviously seek solace from your
high-tech entanglements. Youve come to the right place.
With regard to ways to transport
laptops, I translate safe to
dry and smash-free.
Regardless of what kinda carrying
bag in which you tote that top, you can keep it dry
pretty simply: Before you put in into the carrying bag,
stick it in a plastic bag. Ive biked in the rain with
my laptop many times using this method, no problem. If you
carry the computer in a pannier, a rain cover for the pannier
will also work finebut, of course, you have to pay
Unless your commute takes you off-road,
a typical soft-shell pannier or backpack shouldnt
require you to use extra padding. If you want padding, tho,
a couple of newspaper sections should do the trick.
If you must spend money on
your commuter computer, then you can get one of the many
briefcase panniers made specifically for this purpose. Ones
have padding and waterproof optionsand while Ive
not used these particular products, both companies have
You could also try on over-the-shoulder bag
like one listed at right, tho if you don't already use one
you might quickly tire of it.