Patterns and Bags

Things come in waves and right now the wave is full of patterns. I haven’t pedaled in almost two weeks now. At all. But maybe some rest is a good thing, right?

Last night I worked on two patterns for some tall guys. Their frames are huge. I’m sure one could fit a small child in them. I’m not advocating that, simply pointing it out.


Since I was in the bag making spirit I also worked on my own custom bag. Seems like bags for myself always fall to the back of the line. I’m sure that’s true for anyone that makes anything. Something about the cobblers kids have no shoes.

I was able to install the zipper on the drive side panel of my bag. Now I just need to lock down the patch placement.



I’m pretty sure they will go here. It looks pretty good they will be a good distraction from the small child trapped in there. I mean, uh, nevermind.


Ocean Air Cycles

Yesterday I got a new shirt in the mail. It’s from Ocean Air Cycles based out of Ventura. They are going to be launching their own brand of frames soon aimed towards randoneurring and spirited rides. I’m really interested to see the frames in person as they address many of the issues that I have with my Kogswell.

At the heart of it though is that it’s a local guy making a go at it. Check them out and if it’s what you dig, support ’em!



Getting the Idea Out

I’ve been thinking about a specific bag for the front of my Fargo since coming back from the Tour Divide. It was much tougher than I thought to get the idea out of my head and assembled in real life. After a few frustrating hours and many ripped seams I managed to get something made. I’ve got some changes in mind already for the next one, but now that it’s in a physical form it’s much easier to figure out how to fix it. What do you think Scott?