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    I love my Empire Builder. Here's what I carry in...

    I love my Empire Builder. Here's what I carry in it:

    - 11" MacBook Air (in a Cache)
    - portable printer (about 12" x 7" x 2")
    - pouch w/ power adapters, other supplies
    - various file...
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    Hmm, I bet the Aeropress, grinder, and a vacuum...

    Hmm, I bet the Aeropress, grinder, and a vacuum canister of beans would fit nicely inside a Co-Pilot.
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    I bring an Aeropress...

    I bring an Aeropress and a grinder with me on tour. Makes life a little more bearable!
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    I have both now as well. It's my 3rd Tom Bihn...

    I have both now as well. It's my 3rd Tom Bihn bag.

    I just used an Aeronaut and an Empire Builder for a 5-week North American tour. The Aeronaut held the typical stuff (clothes, toiletries, coffee...
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    I don't have either the Ego or SuperEgo, but for...

    I don't have either the Ego or SuperEgo, but for reference I have now flown with both my Aeronaut (carry-on) and Empire Builder (personal item) on 11 AA flights, and 1 Alaska flight this year: 777s,...
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    Following up, I received my Western Flyer a few...

    Following up, I received my Western Flyer a few days ago (the rear-pocket model), but after a couple of hours of test-packing, I decided to stick with my Empire Builder after all -- structure of the...
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    Yeah, I had considered a Freudian Slip. I'm going...

    Yeah, I had considered a Freudian Slip. I'm going to try going without and see if I go crazy without it.

    Right now I'm tour manager/front-of-house for the bands Superchunk and Destroyer.
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    I work for rock and roll bands, so a lack of...

    I work for rock and roll bands, so a lack of professionalism isn't a bad thing.

    Thanks everyone!
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    I switched to a safety razor because of the cost...

    I switched to a safety razor because of the cost savings and nicer shave, but after bad experiences with Wilkinson and other European drug-store blades (after having to leave my blades at the TSA...
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    Western Flyer as a briefcase?

    Just curious: is anyone here using the Western Flyer as a briefcase?

    When I'm traveling for work, I carry a MacBook Air 11" (in a Cache), a portable Canon printer, their related...
  11. Thread: 24 hours in London

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    A friend took me to Sir John Soane's museum,...

    A friend took me to Sir John Soane's museum, which I found pretty fascinating.

    Their web site is http://www.soane.org/

    If you go to Brick Lane for curry, I'd avoid any shop with a salesman out...
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    I've stopped bringing my safety razor and...

    I've stopped bringing my safety razor and anything else "borderline" (multi-tools, small knives, etc) for that matter. The rules are applied so inconsistently, and you'll never win an argument with a...
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    Very nice bike, gonty. I have a similar setup...

    Very nice bike, gonty. I have a similar setup with an older Univega MetroPrix.
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    Thanks! It's yellow cotton bar tape with amber...

    Thanks! It's yellow cotton bar tape with amber shellac. Used to be wrapped in twine, but that fell off a while ago.
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    Organizer pouch on my bike

    Hi everyone. I went out for a nice bike ride this morning (it's 52 deg F and sunny here in North Texas) and took along my small clear organizer pouch to hold my house key, knife, binder clip...
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    I bought both the Air Boss and the Aeronaut at...

    I bought both the Air Boss and the Aeronaut at the same time because I couldn't decide. When they arrived, I did a test pack and ended up selling the Air Boss to a friend.

    The Air Boss seems best...
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    Same here. I bought an iPad last summer and while...

    Same here. I bought an iPad last summer and while I loved it, there are certain things I need to do all the time (making PDFs, printing/editing Excel and Word docs with proper formatting) that were...
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    I'm a (rock band) tour manager and sound...

    I'm a (rock band) tour manager and sound engineer, and I bought the 11" to reduce my load while on tour. The weight and size are perfect for touring.

    I do Excel/Word, Quickbooks, other office-y...
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