Friday, June 12, 2009
Test ride for the Concerts on the Square folding chair storage system
It works, and the chair didn't fall off: Biking to the Concerts on the Square is a great way to beat the traffic and the parking hassles (and take advantage of the Monona Terrace bike elevator). But slinging a folding chair over your shoulder can make for a less than optimal ride. We finally put some luggage racks on the back of our bikes. Now we can lash the chairs to the rack with room for a pannier full of picnic stuff. I tested a lashing system this afternoon that seems simple but functional, easy enough to undo and redo when we're in a hurry to beat the crowd afterwards. Rode it around a bit and it didn't budge. The series of six weekly concerts starts June 24. We're ready!