On my work commute I can add a few more things to the top of the rack. I've stopped at "FREE" piles and brought home four white 5-foot lengths of plastic fencing to use in my garden. I rescued and secured (rather dangerously, I admit), a blue recycle bin on the rear rack just because I could and needed an extra one at our house.
|Lugging paper towel cores home for our animals.|
|Carrying a watermelon two miles to camp. And, yes, it did not fall!|
On a multi-day tour, an extra bungee is as invaluable as an adjustable wrench. It comes in handy to fasten broken panniers together or to the rack, or lug the extra grocery sack to the campsite, even as a replacement to a tent cord. It can also double as a laundry line.
Don't laugh - I like to coordinate bungee colors with my bikes. Now, why doesn't someone produce bungees in leopard print, zebra stripes, or flower patterns?
What ways have you used a bungee cord?