This weeked I again tested my limits on my Basil Panniers.
I did some shopping at Walmart first and had bought some picture frames. I made sure that they would fit in the bags ok. I also had some supplies there. I then biked down to another grocery store and after asking a person who was holding a raffle outside..to watch my frames, I loaded up on groceries.
I thought I had just bought enough, but I had to be VERY creative about putting the items in the panniers. It just BARELY fit! This is one of those times a bike trailer looks tempting. I am not sure of the weight, but again, I felt like I was testing the bicycles limits. Poor Pura Vida, she puts up with a alot of abuse.
Not to worry, I cleaned the chain tonight, and will give her some more lube. Hope it makes up for the abuse. :) No, I love my bike, wouldn't dare abuse it, I just get full use of her!