The Friday Cyclotouriste

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On the Road……Persimmons: A Most Refreshing Snack

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Part of the fun of having a bike equipped with a handlebar bag is how easy it becomes to carry whatever strikes your fancy. I’ll often pack bread, cheese, nuts — sometimes even a small amount of wine!

For this ride out to the ocean, I brought my handlebar bag basics: a few tools, spare tubes, a camera, a cell phone, and a GPS device.

But the extras for this trip consisted of an extremely light merino wool turtleneck (for after sunset) and a persimmon — a sweet, refreshing bit of energy to consume at the turnaround point.

persimmon-IIWool sweater and persimmon — packed and ready for the ride.

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

November 24th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

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  1. Even your quick posts are enjoyable and make me look forward to my own Friday tours each week here in SC. Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Shoeless Joe

    24 Nov 10 at 7:20 pm

  2. Having become used to always having a front bag, I can’t imagine a bike without one and find it sort of funny that there was an evolution away from such versatility and convenience. Actually I guess there never was really much of a tradition of front bags here in the US. Vive le front bag!

    Happy eating.



    25 Nov 10 at 6:47 am

  3. happy thanksgiving!

    shoeless joe/ south carolina! very cool. happy trails and thanks for visiting!

    dave/ i can’t agree more (i know with you, and many others, i’m preaching to the choir with this front bag stuff). anyhow…i also believe the bigger the bag the better (provided the increased weight doesn’t disturb the handling too much). and speaking of handling and front bags: my guerciotti is basically a racing geometry — never meant to carry a front bag, but i do it anyway. it sometimes causes the bike to shimmy — but i’m okay with the trade-off.

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