Carrying your lunch on a Motorcycle
For those that commute on their bikes and bring lunch to work/school, what do you pack your lunch in?
For the last 10 years, I've been really lazy and either bought lunch at the on site cafeteria or caught a ride with people going out for lunch. In December I jumped ship and started a new job at a small company. The pay is better (yay) but the culture is also very odd where everyone works through lunch and eats at their desk. I guess the thought is that since we don't punch a clock, working through lunch gets us out of here 20-40 minutes earlier. Combine that with the extreme cost of preparing to toss a 2nd kiddo in daycare, I'm now bringing my own lunch work (booo.. yea I know I'm spoiled).
I've got a VFR1200 and I have a GIVI tank lock system with 4L bag I picked up off eBay a few years back for a steal (whopping $60). I have a GIVI top case and OEM hard side bags, but for commuting, I like to leave those off the bike. Saddlebags make the bike feel really wide and I feel like I'm going to snag them on a bumper during an emergency maneuver. The top case just looks ugly as fuck. It's also got a giant red lens that a cager may mistake for tail light and miss my REAL brake light.
My old lady thinks I should just use the top case and be done with it. BUT since I use my tank bag EVERY day and store basic essentials, I'd like to just get a bigger GIVI tank lock bag, but damn are they expensive (~$150). For now, I'm going to old backpack route until I decide. I just figure whatever disposable income I have now will disappear when #2 gets here.
What does everyone else use?
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