Part of me feels as if we builders are so far removed from our historical purpose and place, to build a useful competent sporting good for an athlete, that we are lost. In the space left behind, we have instead sought and begged and pleaded for an appropriation of our bicycle by New York style … Continue reading Art, Craft, Function and Simplicity and the Racing Bicycle.
...Is hard to find. My love/obsession with ways of carrying things without having to use my hands is so well documented that I can't possibly link back to them. Suffice it to say, I had a bag problem. Since I retired my Cilogear 30L I've been on quest for a decent bike bag. I purchased (traded really) … Continue reading A Good Bag…
For over a year and a half I have had a near constant companion. This beloved friend has been with me for many a bus ride, was with me at the top of Oregon. Accompanied me on a very fast decent in the North Cascades. This friend also endured hours of torturous abuse, was torn asunder by by … Continue reading Farewell my friend.
One crucial life skill that I have unfortunately learned very late in life is the ability to fix, or otherwise repair busted or worn out stuff. Not having a job, or other sources of income coupled with the outrageous amount of money needed to replace outdoor gear has required that I learn these skills. With that in mind I figured I would break from the thoughts in my head and give all 5 of you a bit of a lesson. With that I present the first installment the new SKILLS FOR DIRTBAGGERY series.
I made the decision to close the not entirely real company I had. Dirtbag Packworks was a nice idea, and represented the first time I tried to follow through with an idea I had. After spending my summer interning at Cilogear, I've found that I don't really have the patience or the skill to run a company in a way that is responsible and sustainable. That, and the fact that I can't draw a straight line to save my life.