- The freeloader cargo bags are not water-tight. In fact, on particularly rainy rides they collect water.
- A regular rain cover is not long enough to cover this sweet long body. Since we are unfortunate enough to not own a garage, and our shed is packed with other toys, shelter for the X from the great outdoors is essential.
Imagine the glee, then, when we discovered that Xtracycle has added a bunch of nifty new items to its online store that will make all-weather commuting a little easier to swallow here in Colorado….and allow it to happen without threat of bodily harm from the IT department if a freak snowstorm ruins a laptop.
MaryBeth does realize that she could buy dry bags at the local REI, but there is something appealing about one designed to fill the length of a freeloader. (And she happens to want Xtracycle to thrive so she can continue to pontificate on the joys of the long-tail.) One has to wonder, though, if the rain cover will be like those darned maps….never again to fold up into its built-in pocket with ease.
Stay tuned to see just how hearty (stubborn?) MaryBeth is this winter!
[To buy this nifty gear, and your own longtail, visit The Xtracycle Store]