I was searching the shelves in a thrift store and came across a military buttpack made to use with webbing load gear, much like a civilian “fanny pack.” I immediately saw the potential for use as a bike bag: with all the MOLLE webbing mounts on the back, it could be mounted on a rack as a pannier or looped over the handlebars.
I got the new Origin8 Citi Classic bars installed and have gone for a couple long test rides. They work! I’m sitting in a much better position and my neck, shoulders and back are better for it. The North Road style bars rise and sweep farther back, bringing my hands closer to my body and bring my head up.