Friday, January 9, 2015


pannier /ˈpæniər/ is a basket, bag, box, or similar container, carried in pairs either slung over the back of abeast of burden, or attached to the sides of a bicycle or motorcycle. The term derives from the Old French, fromClassical Latin, word for bread basket and typically looks something like this:

However, here is a sketch rendition of tourists riding in horse panniers in France, circa 1833!

Now that is a new twist on riding aside!!!

1 comment:

Claire said...

Very interesting to see this way of riding for adults, and those horses seem pretty thin too, not draft horses...