[lug] Commuting by bike with a laptop

Ben Burdette bburdette at comcast.net
Mon Jan 11 16:13:17 MST 2010

I use a backpack that's made to hold a laptop.  Mine's a keen, the exact 
brand and model depends on the size of your laptop and what else you 
intend to carry along with it. 

My three basic requirements for a laptop backpack:
 - waterproof, or at least rain proof.
 - padded laptop compartment.
 - big enough for said laptop.

Good luck with the search!

Ben B.

Matthew Beldyk wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a guess that people on
> this list carry their laptops around with them on their bike.  I'm
> looking for any sort of pointers people would be willing to give me
> about doing this (I've always left my laptop at the office when I'm
> biking).  Basically, I'll be spending three afternoon/evenings a week
> on campus and the rest of time in my office in gunbarrel and I want to
> start biking to class instead of driving (it's only 7.5 miles door to
> door and I was a little unamused last semester about the amount of gas
> I burnt as well as the size my belly got due to the sedentary
> lifestyle I led).
> I'm really wondering if anyone has some anecdotes about what bags
> they've used to carry a laptop, or anything that has created problems
> for them doing this, or really any gotchas that someone first trying
> this should be aware of.
> -Matt

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