In the music business, there is a joke that’s called the Rack Space Axiom. Basically, higher end equipment racks are built “by the space”, which is 1 1/8″ by 19″. The result is that all of the better gear is standardized to fit in a multiple of these spaces. The Axiom is that if you buy a 12-space rack, you ultimately end up buying 12 spaces worth of expensive gear to fill your rack. Nothing looks worse than a rack of equipment with a gap. The last resort is to buy a spacer plate, but that just bugs the heck out of purists.
Which brings me to bikes and baskets. The LHT now sports the Wald basket, which has proved incredibly handy: books, jackets, sweatshirts… It seems I can’t leave the house without putting something in the basket. So this weekend, this post-volleyball season weekend, found me taking two nice shortish rides around the area, where I had to put something in the basket before I left.Both times it was the Helinox chair. I had it in my head that I would stop somewhere along a stream or wherever, set up the chair, and enjoy the view for a few moments. But truth be told, I just didn’t have the time to lollygag, plus I was intentionally not going out for longer rides just yet.
So consider it a road test. Both the basket and chair performed flawlessly, and the Axiom reigns strong!
Misc. miles: 6
Distance: 19.4 miles 2014: 66.8