[lug] Commuting by bike with a laptop

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 16:17:32 MST 2010

I prefer not using the backpack, so I use this:

Technically, it's not waterproof, but when was the last time it rained
in Boulder? And the snow it's pretty dry. Anyway, it's has a
waterproof cover (which I never used). The only concern was for the
magnetic latch, that might wipe out credit cards or other magnetic
encoded stuff. I just used care to not swipe my wallet close to it.

So, no issues at all for me with it (know on wood...)


On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 16:03, Matthew Beldyk <matt at beldyk.org> 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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