|Large map case has simple hook and loop fasteners that attach to handlebar.|
|A unique feature: opened map case turns into a shopping bag. Map or cue sheet |
stays in place. Incidentally, Auberge Harris is a nice accommodation
if you're touring around Lake Champlain. I've stayed there twice.
As you can see, it's also an advertisement for a hotel. That part doesn't bother me. It's a place that caters to bicyclists, supporter of Velo Quebec, our north of the border regional cycling authority whose advocacy work resulted in a network of separate cycle paths throughout the province. When a map tucks inside the clear plastic, the logo all but disappears, rendering an obnoxiously blaring graphic nearly nonexistent.
|Black tape along bottom is virtually like the fabric tape along stitched side seams.|
I folded the cut end and laid a piece of black tape along its entire length. I burnished the tape with rounded scissor handles. The tape is a cross between duct tape and electrical tape. It's strong, infused with fibers. My son claims it's hockey tape. Whatever its name, it works and the color blends well.
|I moved married side of Velcro-like closure to just below my thumb.|
|Dual pouches could come in handy for bus schedule, money, etc. |
Tote handles are no longer in the way.
|Refashioned case with map folded to show my next bike overnight route.|