Well, I got to put my new Clarijs panniers to the test for the first time today. And no, though Washington State did legalize marijuana in this last election, I didn’t go stuff my panniers in Vancouver and hide it all in our kitchen :)
We had decided recently to try to sell our two Le Creuset cast-iron dutch ovens (we have 6 3/4 qt and 2 3/4 qt oval ones), and to replace them with one large round one, as we already have another pot that is about the same size as the small one, and we’d prefer the round large one, as opposed to the oval.
So, I asked around a bit, and one of my co-workers said she’d love to buy them.
So, today I threw them in my panniers, one on either side, my lunch inside the large one, and my work bag on top of the small one, and off I went.
I could barely lift up the rear end of my bike to put the kickstand up, but it rode just fine, and got here without any problems.
Alternatively, if I had needed the panniers for something else, I could have just put a towel in the large dutch oven, put the small one inside, taped the lids down, and set them on my front rack, then stuffed my panniers with other stuff.
Anyway, a day in the life. Happy Monday! :)