I don’t think I ever mentioned it, but I sold my Surly Long Haul Trucker a few weeks ago. It took me some time to come to grips with it, but I think it was a good idea. It was a little on the small side for me anyways. My riding preferences, style, taste, whatever you call it has changed since I started riding the LHT so it just didn’t work for me anymore. I was sad to do it though. I was very excited to start touring when I got the LHT. It’s a trip to think about where I’ve gone since then. All thanks to the LHT.
I also decided to sell my Salsa Fargo steel frame/fork. My original idea when I sold the LHT was to build up the steel Fargo and use it in place of my LHT. It would be my commuter bike. Fenders, racks etc. The more I thought about it though I realized that there’s no reason I couldn’t commute on the Fargo Ti, or the Kogswell for that matter. So reluctantly, I decided that the Fargo frame/fork should go to.
With the funds raised from selling those bikes I picked up a Sailrite sewing machine. I’m really enjoying making some frame bags, top tube bags and more. I’m going to make my own backpack soon and after that, who knows! I’m only limited by my skills I guess.
When I got the machine I was blown away at how awesome it is. It truly is a power tool. Luckily Serbrina caught my reaction on tape when it showed up. Can’t wait to make some pillow covers!