Backpack works great on a bicycle rack.

Nike backpack works great on a bicycle rack

A backpack can be used on a bicycle rack. Put the straps over the seat and post and then bungee cord the backpack to the bike rack. This way commuters and day trippers don’t need to buy a special purpose piece of bike luggage like panniers. Also, once the destination is reached, the backpack can be removed from the bike and then carried conventionally on a human.

Why not just put the pack on your back instead of attaching it to the bicycle? When a person carries a backpack while riding a bike, the weight goes down the arms, to the wrists and handlebars. This is tiring and adds difficulty to steering. On the rack, the weight is supported in stable manner by the rear wheel. When you walk, hike or run with a backpack, the weight is distributed to the hips and then supported by the legs. In bipedal transportation, a backpack uses the strongest bones and muscles in the human body. Similarly, in bicycle transportation let the bike rack, the frame, and the wheel support the backpack instead of your relatively weak arms and delicate wrists.

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A vegan in his mid-50s, Anthony Olszewski believes that inertia, not time, is the enemy. His 20 mile plus bicycle commutes over the GWB to NYC prove that. Anthony Olszewski was born in Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in 1956.
During his college years, Mr. Olszewski worked as a bartender in a tavern owned by his family, the Tunnel Bar. He also operated an exterminating business and raised canaries and parakeets for sale.
Mr. Olszewski was the Web Site Editor for Bret Schundler’s 1997 campaign for Mayor of Jersey City and the 2001 Gubernatorial campaigns (primary and general elections) against James E. McGreevey.

Mr. Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics, including Jersey City short stories, tropical fish, running with your dog, the genetics of cage birds, the poetry of Amiri Baraka, the portrayal of African-Americans in popular culture, Jersey City politics, and Hudson County history. He currently provides Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing through a number Web Sites and is a member of Mensa.

Anthony Olszewski is best reached by e-mail at aolsz@bellatlantic.net — voice mail is available at 201-984-1956.