We're really shooting for low quality blogging tonight. Bad pictures and an uninteresting topic! Before you start to ask yourself, "What am I doing with my life?" and "Maybe I should get back to balancing my checkbook." lets just throw a image on the screen to help distract you.
Task number one was to find some good luggage to transport my gear. I didn't want anything permanent or with lots of ugly mounting hardware. Quick on, quick off. I'd like to maintain the overall look of the bike when I'm not touring.
When in doubt turn to the web. One of the first blogs I stumbled upon, and still my favorite, is MyBonnie. If you click on his "gear" page you'll notice he uses the Speedpack from twistedthrottle.com. It appeared to have everything I wanted and of course MyBonnie swears by it. The only problem..it's only sold by one company, twistedthrottle.com, and it's super expensive. It was a big gamble but what the hell, lets give it a shot. I ordered online and a week later this little package arrived via UPS.
post where you can see how the straps work. When you're done it looks like you've pitched a tent on the back of your bike. I think it looks pretty unique and I'm betting it will be a conversation starter every time I stop for gas.