Citibike: Is that a helmet in your TCB (or are you just pleased to ride with me?)
|Is that a helmet in your Traffic Cone Bag?
Despite being a DFNC (double folder no car) gal I have joined the Citibike program, as I described in detail on my Galfromdownunder Upover blog. What's not to love about a ride-it-and-ditch-it personal cab for just $
But what to do about helmets? Some places are renting them out - does a lice protector come with that? The problem is, helmet rental stations are not situated at the bike stations, but somewhere else, compromising that "convenience" factor.
Carrying a helmet isn't convenient either, which is why many Citibikers have been riding without them. I confess I've ridden bareheaded a number of times while scurrying across town. Downunder, the mandatory helmet law is killing the Melbourne Bikeshare scheme.
So if you decide to wear a helmet, the Traffic Cone Bag will not only make you screamingly visible to traffic as is its mission, it will be a handy tote for your helmet off the bike as well:
|Both small and large Traffic Cone Bags hold a helmet nicely, ranging from a regular road style to the rotund, skate style Nutcase Watermelon.
|The small Traffic Cone Bag in stealth mode, holding a rather large helmet without any undue squeezing ...
At the risk of upselling you, here's why owning 2 TCB's - one inside the other gives you lots of clever, on-demand capacity!
Latest Traffic Cone Bag customers ...
Spotted in the saddle: Gerrit Guers, architectThe Traffic Cone Bag was originally designed for travelin' gals, but at least 50% of aficionados are guys - architects in particular like it for it's stealthy, minimalist, any-color-you-like-as-long-as-it's-black design. Like Gerrit:
|Indeed, it's architect Gerrit Guers out for a spin on NYC's Summer Streets
|Gerrit has one of my experimental black Scotchlite stripe bags. Here's what it looks like sailing down a car-free Park Ave
|Good to see those kids are visible, TCB-style!
|Stopping at the lights of course ... rule #1 for staying alive: act like a vehicle, obey the road rules
|Climbing the Grand Central Station ramp where no bikes dare to tread on any other day except Summer Streets Saturday ...
|"It's my everyday bag," says Gerrit. "Except when I'm on the bike, it's usually in black mode." Spoken like a true architect!
Spotted out of the saddle: Linda Hutchison-BurnFounder of Children's Education Foundation, Vietnam
|The TCB in stealth mode outside Souen Macrobiotic restaurant. Not a bicycle in sight - but Citibike is around the corner ...
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