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. B > On 11 Feb 2018, at 14:39, Godfrey DiGiorgi <godfreydigio...@me.com> 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: > > https://flic.kr/p/KiJ5Pi > > 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 > — > No matter where you go, there you are. > > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.