Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Multipurpose Reflective Ankle Band!

Parking a loaded loaded touring bike on uneven surfaces can be a challenge. For instance, you may be at a fast-food joint where there is not a good place to park the loaded bike,  a location which you can monitor from where you plan to sit and eat...

If the surface is very uneven, you may have to simply lean your bike on a pole or on the wall. However, if the ground is uneven, your bike might roll and fall. On my way back from Lake Lavon, last weekend, I was at a fast-food joint, where I actually had to lean my bike on a lamp post, because there was no other spot to park the bike, safely.
In order to stop the bike from rolling, I simply applied the brakes and secured them using my reflective (velcro) ankle bands. It worked like a charm!

My click-stand, which I often use on the Thorn Nomad MKII, uses an elastic band to prevent the bike from rolling. I did not have an elastic band handy but the reflective ankle bands fit the bill, this time.

Hope you're having a great week!

Peace :)

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