The allure of the Chrome_20 holiday pop-up hub proved too strong for me, and I grabbed some stuff including the Barrage Cargo backpack. Been using it everyday, and so far have been really happy with it. Planning on doing a full video review, but now here’s a little video of me unpacking all kinds of holiday mess before last week’s Echo Park Bike Posse annual caroling ride. This thing is really sturdy, comfortable, and it holds a ton. Barrage Cargo Packpack at Chrome Industries
For my wallet. I’ve had my eye on one of their solid bike messenger-quality backpacks for a while now. Better go check my balance. Opening party this Friday night, located right next door to Orange20 on Melrose. There’s also a mess of races and bike events to go with the shop, check ’em out here.
Generally, I don’t advocate wearing earbuds. It’s way too important being able to hear what’s happening around you. That said, when I do wear earbuds, I do the one ear thing, and keep the music pretty low, that way I can still hear it, but I can also hear traffic. Plus it’s nice hearing Google Maps lady’s reassuring voice give me turn-by-turn directions when I’m in an unfamiliar area. I like to think she’s flirting with me.
What many of us in America take as the norm, seems shocking from the perspective of someone from a country that treats bicycle infrastructure as a vital component of daily commuting. Here’s a video rundown from the channel of YouTube user markenlei.