I'm just going to admit that while this was a great idea the execution at first was lacking. I put the soft panniers too far back, noticed it smoking, and found a burnt hole in one of them. Had to stomp out the now-ruined towel as its glowing embers are technically illegal in Victoria (total fire ban), and this almost signaled the end of a ridiculously good idea. Then I remembered that like an idiot I put the panniers too far back and moved them to the right spot and all was well. I should know better than to cover the exhaust with soft plastic... :/ :/ I had a lot of funny looks today! And then rage quit the beach when all this effort turned out to be for nothing and the wind died.