Monday Blues: Milk Crate...

You can carry some things on a bike with just a rack. But, for those times you need to haul around more than a couple books, many riders have found that a basket becomes the next neccesary accoutrement. Once upon a time while poking around a bikeshop at Lake Tahoe I found a nice handy metal specimen that folds down flat. It has served the family ever since. Of course there are all sorts of fancy woven ones as well.  All that is really needed though, is a simple plastic milk crate. They can be secured to the rack by any number of means, from bungie cords to those little automotive hose clamps. Simple, but effective, makes the humble bicycle the perfect means for getting around town.

Blue: A color, a mood or emotion, a genre of music. Tune in each Monday for another installment of the Blues, with a cycling twist.