Sometimes I jokingly say that a bicycle without a rack is not a bicycle. With that joke I’m trying to say that a bike without a rack is very limited as a mean of transportation. I’ve came to that conclusion after I discover the magic of bike touring and the ability of the bike to take a load many times its own weight. That’s an extremely useful ability that even cars can’t match. But this post is about racks and commuting. Actually, its is about the bike rack and 2 bungee cords. And what this combination on your bike can do. You can try to have 2 bungee cords on your rack ad find out by yourself how easier can make your life.
You can see some pics from actual cases where I was on the road and I had to transport something. On so many occasions those 2 bungee cords proved to be absolutely essential for the average commuter. To carry a vintage chair you found in a garbage bin (your girlfriend will love it) to a cart of Delicious cherries you found in a closing shop for an unbeatable price.