When I think of Cambridge University, I think of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physics, cosmology. Heavy-hitting brainpower being applied to the most elusive and fundamental mysteries of the universe. Don’t you?
When are the navel-gazers associated with that so-called University going to take on a real challenge, such as a grand unified theory that combines cycling, commuting, and dressing smartly?
Maybe they have. The Cambridge Design Partnership announced a theoretical garment bag for bike commuters, called a Suitpack.
The practice of cycling to work, whether for convenience or keep-fit, has risen sharply in recent years, yet cycling is still impractical for many people who need to dress smartly for their job. Commuters wanting to cycle often have to sacrifice either a sharp look or exercise in their struggle to find convenient ways to cycle to work and look slick. Cambridge Design Partnership today announces an innovative solution to this problem.
Suitpack is a prototype of a compact rucksack that, with an innovative yet simple patented roll-fold concept, combines convenience with a crease-free solution for clothes.
Now that our top minds of academia have set themselves on solving the intractable problems that matter, we can only hope to see more answers.
How about something that allows you to carry cargo on the front or back of your bike? A Velotrajector System, if you will.
If it were possible to attach extra cargo capacity to the system, that would be even better. Perhaps some kind of Fabric Jeroboam, is possible. We’ve smashed the atom, and sequenced the human genome. Call me over-optimistic, but I think such a thing is possible.
And what if there was a way to illuminate a cyclist’s way through the dark? A Path Irradiator.
Are you listening Cambridge? For decades we cyclists have been waiting for someone — anyone — to provide these solutions. You give us hope.
And a late happy 70th birthday to Professor Hawking.