Seeing that picture reminds me of a guy I saw at a gas station in Grand Marais MN last summer when I was on one of my long weekends. He just had an old canvas army style duffell on his lap. He was riding a Honda Magna or some thing like it. He pulled up to a pump as I was getting ready to leave. I offered him a couple of straps, no charge of course since I usually carry a couple extra just in case. He politely declined, and I told him I had enough to give him two or three if he wanted. But he said no. He seemed totally happy as a clam doing it that way. After confirming for a third time that he didn't want them I wished him well and went on my way. Some people just want to do things a certain way, their way. If doesn't make sense to us that's okay. Being out on the bike is what it's about however you want to do it.