It’s Sunday today, so of course that means a trip to the vege market at Waitangi Park. Ever since I got my beautiful Basil panniers it’s been a total breeze to do the weekly shop. No more lugging heavy bags around! They’re suprisingly capacious too, I’ve only once wondered if I would run out of room but a little bit of re-packing sorted that out.
The weight actually makes the bike slightly easier to handle. I have fairly narrow tires which makes the handling extremely responsive (maybe a bit too much for someone who’s just getting back into it), so full panniers add a little extra stability.
I get a lot of smiles from people when they see the panniers, which I must say is a lovely way to start a morning.
And then the best bit – I get to ride home again!