what to do? leave your halmet/kit on bike or not
On a recent trip with the wife it was nice to explore without carrying our helmets around. As the Aluminium panniers were full with her hair dressing equipment for the trip obviously they were not going to fit in there! We ended up poking the clip end of the strap under the lid and locking them down to secure them. Sure someone could just cut the strap and walk off with them but it was our only option. Then we get to the rest of the kit, trousers and jacket, fine while you are moving on the bike but not good for walking around in 30+ degrees. What to do with that lot, two of each if you are 2 up??
I think next trip I will get a couple of those plastic covered wire bicycle cable & locks things so we can thread it through helmets and legs and arms of stuff and secure to bike.
Anyone else got any tips ??
I must say in all trip years I've not had any kit pinched, but stopping off in big towns and cities the chance does increase I guess. Had water pinched a few times though