[lug] Commuting by bike with a laptop

Patrick Mullen pmullen.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 09:34:43 MST 2010

> I was going to ask if people had experience with falling with a
> laptop.  Although it's rare, I had a spill 3 years ago (gosh, it has
> been that long) when I dozed off en-route to the office (at my old
> place, my first two miles were all downhill).

I lowsided in a corner while wearing the backpack I linked previously.
 Laptop was fine.  A small hole was worn where the corner of the
laptop inside caused a pressure point that must have hit the ground

I also crashed on the SF Bay Bridge and I assume I had my laptop with
me since I always did but not even a mark was made on the backpack.

No, I don't crash often.  Those were the only two for years, far
apart, and I ride a lot of miles.  :)  The first was me being dumb on
a backroad and washing out on sand going around a turn and the second
I was cut off by someone in the rain while I was going over
ultra-slick metal expansion joint.  That's why I wear full riding
gear.  heh

Oh, what I did want to mention is that my friend *REALLY* messed up
his shoulder from crashing while wearing a messenger bag.  Messenger
bags only loop on one shoulder.  When the bag dragged on the ground,
it stuck a bit as he was sliding on top of it, and this caused a lot
of pressure to be placed on only his right shoulder which pulled it
downward and snapped things.  Plus, messenger bags just don't stay in
place very well imo.

2006 Triumph Sprint ST :: 2003 Triumph Sprint ST
2004 (race) / 2001 (street) Suzuki SV650
2000 Yamaha WR-400 :: 1975 Harley FXE1200
1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing sidecar rig

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