It’s a catchy title ;o))
Nancy and I have been looking for a bag to hold her Nikon camera on her bicycle. Up until now, she only took my small Sony on bike rides.
Nancy’s Camera and Zoom Lens
Bill’s small Sony Camera next to Nancy’s Zoom Lens
We contacted Tim and Mary, owners of Grand Strand Bicycle and they were able to order one that they thought would work. They called on Friday and said the handle bar mounted bag had arrived. I took Nancy’s bike to their shop and they mounted it on the bike.
Blue Streak (Nancy’s name for her bike) with its new Camera Bag!!
A couple close-up shots!!
The clear plastic insert will hole a map which will be great when we get out on some of the Rails to Trails!!
I took Nancy’s camera to make sure it would fit. It fit, but now we needed to try it out.
First things first – the bag came with a hard solid liner in the bottom and we thought the camera might bounce around in it. Nancy came up with a great solution – she cut a piece of 2” foam and trimmed out the foam to the shape of the camera and her extra lens. She put it in the case...PERFECT! !!!
The Camera and Lens fits like a glove!!
The case also came with a couple of long straps that connect to the front forks near the axle for additional stability.
I guess the designers of the case really know what they’re doing as that also fit perfectly. Now for the test ride.
We left the house about 6:30 AM and pedaled the neighborhood before we ventured too far. We wanted to make sure there were no issues with the new bag. There were none so we took off and rode about 24 miles, averaging 12.3 mph for a great ride.
We stopped at Collins Creek Landing so Nancy could take a couple pictures.
Bill waiting with bikes.
View up Collins Creek
A little further along our ride, we spotted a hawk in the tree. We stopped our bikes and Nancy got a photo, but realized she need her zoom lens.Before she could switch lenses, the hawk got chased by a small bird. She still got a picture but not what she wanted.
All in all it was a successful maiden ride with the “new bag”. Nancy decided that she also has room in her crossbar bag to carry my little camera.
As most of you know, Nancy carries a camera almost everywhere we go, so I guess she’s thinking two cameras are better than one. We are now set for our rails to trails bike rides! Now, let’s get this house sold and we’re good to go!
Nancy here: I absolutely LOVE the new camera bag!!! But I did learn that I will have my zoom lens on the camera when we start. Also, I REALLY need the little camera to take pictures while we ride. I can hold it in one hand and take those great shots from BEHIND Bill ;o)))