Wednesday, December 12, 2007

cold cans, warm hands.

Here's the latest crop of covetables from Rad. Get 'em local from the CRC (see link: coffee & bikes), or order one custom straight up from me. Bottoms up!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Caution Custom Bike Messenger

Earlier this year, my awesome husband T.C. joined a cycling team just to make official his obsession with anything on wheels. His first race was a cyclocross race put on by his team Grumpy's/Little Guy Racing. We stuck around to help out with clean up, and I scored a grubby wad of leftover caution tape.

I had to clean it up a little, and de-duct tape it, but after all the work, it made a pretty rad sheet of plastic fabric. It turned out super gnarly, so it was quite a task to stitch. There were some words exchanged with my sewing machine, but I won in the end. As always.

This one has one of my favorite features--little plastic clips on bungee cords to keep the bag in place so you can actually wear it while you ride. That was my husband, the cyclist's idea, naturally. The reflective buckles hold the flap closed and let your presence be known on the road. All that caution tape helps too, of course.

This one was still under the needle when T.C. claimed it as his own, but if you're interested in your own messenger, they start at $75 and can be custom-designed to your preferrences. Leave your contact info in the comment section or reach me at my etsy site.