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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:22 PM
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I use a backpack. I have to wear a dress clothes and tie at work, so I wear textile pants, jacket, gloves and Alpinestars boots. Dress shoes and lunch go in my backpack. My commute is about 10 miles each way.


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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 11:15 PM
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I use a backpack when commuting to work (only 14 miles one way). I always wear an armored overpant and jacket over my office clothes and keep two pairs of shoes at the office (light and dark colored) as I always wear motorcycle boots (Sidi Vertigo or BMW Allround waterproof).
OP didn't specify "in the winter", so I'm kind of like M-Coupe. I generally comute only on the S1K on days I "think" it's going to stay dry - which is usually June to October. I'll also ride the freezing days when the streets are dry. I just hate cars and wet roads, they don't mix well with bikes on the freeway IMHO. If there is a high chance it's going to be wet, I'll drive, or ride the K1200GT which has Michelin P3's for meats which work great in the rain.

Anyway, I have to dress business casual. When commuting, A* jacket and Gerbing heated shell when below 50F. Always wear some Olympia armored overpants over slacks (which have seen a couple of slides and still don't show it) and Sidi boots. I keep shoes and socks at work so don't change clothes. Lunch and "stuff" go in a BMW tank bag which has worked well, and if more is needed occationally, then a backpack - which may have some Rev'it rain gear in it if things turn "iffy".

Just wish I had those damn heated grips on the S1K, you lucky bastages who have them.

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Same messenger bag I have used for the last 17 years.... Still going strong.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:28 PM
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I don't have to commute.

But I do take my S1Krr to go to the supermarket if I don't have to pick
up too much stuff and use BMW's tail bag which fits just perfectly, is easy to put on and take off and holds enough for a small shopping list like a bottle of
wine, some bread and cheese and some fruit or veggies.
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My bike is my primary vehicle. I have a CycleGuys FastPack on the tail and that carries breakfast/lunch to work and the occasional quick trip to the grocery store. A 20 year old Jansport backpack handles anything more and I keep a change of shoes at work (hurray for semi-casual work environments!).

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I'm a cheapskate, I use my 5 year old backpack that I bought for 5 bucks to carry PT stuff and lunch. I just wear my uniform and a iicon back and chest protector. If its cold ill wear a jackets that is slim but provides decent wind protection.


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Speed and Strenght Leather Jacket, boots, casual wear. I use a Nike backpack (cheap) to carry my Ipad, toiletries, etc. However, yesterday was the end of the riding season for me. Temps will drop fast tomorrow. My commute is only 7 miles one way. My truck has a V6, so fuel isn't a problem. Bummer that I have to put her away.

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