It’s been a while since being inspired to post. My professional services seem to be overwhelmingly in demand at the moment so when I don’t have to be in front of a screen I don’t want to be in front of a screen. There’s not much to say, really this post is just a quick exercise in throwing some pictures at the internet to see if they stick.
I did however recently acquire a heavy duty sewing machine. I’ve wanted one for a while as there are flavours and ideas in bikepacking bags for my bike travel activities that I have wanted to experiment with for a while, as well as being able to modify or repair worn gear. My dining room table is a pile of cordura, Xpac VX21, webbing, buckles and velcro at the moment as I’m busily dumping the ideas in my head into a more three-dimensional form. It’s all going rather enjoyably well. I’m sure there will be pictures at some point but not yet.. I mentioned in a comment on a friends Instagram post about his bag choices for bike travel that I was building some ideas of my own and all of a sudden a bunch of bag making companies requested to follow my feed… The industry does seem largely devoid of new ideas at the moment, with a couple of exceptions just a lot of businesses saturating the market with essentially the same things… I would prefer it however that commercial enterprises think for themselves about what they’re going to make and what might be useful.. at least until I’ve decided whether or not I can monetise any of this stuff.