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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: jamawani on August 24, 2020, 06:20:21 pm

 
Title: A musty item -
Post by: jamawani on August 24, 2020, 06:20:21 pm
What item did you find at the bottom of your pannier
that elicited an "Ewwwwww!" from everyone within 100 yards?
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Post by: jamawani on August 24, 2020, 06:21:45 pm
Gotta be those wet socks from the week before.
Wrapped up in a plastic grocery bag.
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Post by: hikerjer on August 24, 2020, 08:00:28 pm
Somehow some left over cheese got buried in the bottom of my back pannier for four days before I discovered it. Not  pleasant.
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Post by: John Nelson on August 25, 2020, 12:20:02 am
Not pleasant when your chain lube leaks all over your clothes.
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Post by: raybo on August 25, 2020, 11:04:54 am
I've learned not to keep half an onion in my panniers no matter what it is wrapped in.
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Post by: Pat Lamb on August 25, 2020, 12:08:15 pm
I knew it was there, but I didn't realize how musty damp clothes could get in three days.  In my defense, there were sporadic showers the last two days -- impossible to get them dry.
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Post by: LouMelini on August 25, 2020, 05:14:43 pm
Everything smelled musty from the heat and humidity of Kentucky and Virginia on the TransAmerica. I soaked the panniers in a mild bleach bleach solution when I came home. My panniers (ortlieb) smelled more musty than Julie's non-waterproof Lone Peak which brings up another discussion of pannier type in wet vs. dry areas of the country.
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Post by: El_Chupacabra on August 25, 2020, 06:07:38 pm
I once put some damp swim trunks and Teva sandals in a plastic bag, so as not to get other stuff wet in the pannier.

That was a stinky mistake....  Better to just bungee it all on the outside and let it dry while riding.
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Post by: PNWRider92 on August 25, 2020, 07:37:16 pm
Gotta be those wet socks from the week before.
Wrapped up in a plastic grocery bag.

+1 - Same...

I can almost smell them as I type this  :o
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Post by: BikeliciousBabe on August 28, 2020, 03:29:44 pm
I use bandanas inside my pots to protect the surfaces from the stuff that nests inside (e.g., the pot gripper, spice vials). After my short trip back in July I neglected to unpack everything, forgetting that things had been a bit damp and that there was a damp sponge inside. When I finally did a couple of weeks ago, one of the bandanas was covered in mold. Fortunately, I was the only one who had to deal with it.
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Post by: JimmyTemp on August 31, 2020, 04:27:44 am
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Gotta be those wet socks from the week before.
Wrapped up in a plastic grocery bag.

Damn, I've had the same situation, and that was disgusting scene...