It's cold, wet, and nearly Christmas and not really the time to think about a bivvi ride but when a new toy arrives it for a split second got tempted but I decided against it and decided to test it firstly on a commute to work and then we was planned to go to the in-laws to celebrate the mother in-law's birthday (Happy Birthday Di) I thought it would be a good idea to ride from Darwen to Spittle with a little trip on the ferry across the Mersey (is'nt there a song about that), I didn't plan to go on the main routes i.e. the busy roads.
A couple of weeks back I got the gadget of all gadgets (but not bike related) and it is true you can get an app for everything for an iPad 2, searching round I come across an app called Bike Hub (it's for the iPhone but the iPad can emulate the iPhone) and all you do it put in the start and end postcode and it plots a route like TomTom but it use Sustrans, Bridle Ways and National Cycle Routes then you can export the GPX file so I can put it on my Garmin Dakota 20 to follow (great little app just hope they bring out an iPad version) the route also took me on some off road.
Anyway, the saddle bag was awesome it managed to fit everything I needed for the weekend, and never noticed was there until I dismounted and forgot it was there; well lets just say I squeaked a bit...
The bag was very stable and tucked well out of the way, I had a worry that I was going to catch the inside my legs on it as i was peddling, but nothing.
It took a long time to get here from the Revelate Designs in states but there is no other saddle bag big enough to carry the kit I need. I'll do some more bivvi rides when the weather picks up a bit and do a full review then.
(5 star Nezbo Rating)