In general I don't carry things like cameras on my person when I'm cycling - I 
feel there's much risk of them doing me some serious damage if I come off at 
speed. I'd be even more reluctant if I were crazy enough to ride a motor bike.

A saddle bag or bar bag seems to me a much better option. It also makes me feel 
freer - the bike should do the carrying, not me. Having said that, I still 
haven't found the ideal bike bag for the Leica and 3 lenses, and at Eroica last 
year I wore my M3 slung over my shoulder for 50 miles.

In fact, I did fall off my bike today, changing down to get to the top of a 
short, sharp little hill the chain dropped and jammed, locking the back wheel, 
and I slowly, inexorably collapsed, in front of several witnesses, who were at 
least concerned rather than merely amused.


> On 11 Feb 2018, at 14:39, Godfrey DiGiorgi <> wrote:
> Yeah, I have more camera bags in the closet than any local store does. But I 
> bought another recently because none of them worked for when I ride my 
> bicycle or motorcycle. They all flopped around and wouldn't stay put on my 
> back where I need them to. 
> I normally carry just a Leica M and two small lenses, or the Light L16 these 
> days. And I need the bag for them to be a snug but protective fit, and to 
> stay put on my back while being easy to get in and out of for it to be useful 
> when riding my bicycle or motorcycle. Sigh.
> I bought the Peak Design Sling 5L. I've been using it every day for two weeks 
> now. It works, it does the job well. It's very well made with sensible 
> pockets. It wasn't overly ridiculously expensive. This is what I normally 
> have in it when I go for a bicycle ride: 
> When I swap the Leica kit out for the Light L16, there's lots more space in 
> the bag and it weighs about a pound less. The L16 is definitely a really nice 
> shape/size for bicycle carry. When I leave the iPad home, it again weighs 
> about a pound less. I don't use its high-tech dividers much; I swap things in 
> and out of it too often to figure out all the ways to configure them, and 
> there's not much to jostle and bump around anyway. I have a very tough and 
> 'tiny when packed down', light Wolverine stuff sack that I keep in it too if 
> I start a ride when it's cold out and later want to take off the long cycling 
> pants, over-shirt, and gloves: then I can stuff the Sling 5L bag and excess 
> clothes into that and it sits on my back in pretty much the same way (but 
> it's useless to carry camera gear in by itself, in case you were thinking 
> that … you need to have padding for the camera gear, if only not to bruise 
> yourself!). 
> Anyway, I thought you'd like to see this bag. It's pretty nice. It's getting 
> a lot of use...
> Anyone want an unused shoulder bag? or five? ;-)
> onwards,
> G
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