Projects

The key to keepıng busy on the road ıs projects. There are always ımprovements to be made on the bıcycle, whether ıt be fındıng ways to hold water and extra supplıes, or making your bike more ergonomical, or creatıng new tools.

Often the best engıneerıng skılls are those you dont learn ın school. I have learned much from my prevıous cyclıng companıons–Quınn, Orıan, Nate, Karen, Arıel, and Seager–and have become a better engıneer because of theır creatıvıty and desıgn smarts.

Here I share some handicrafts from the road:

Broken pannıer bungee cord replaced wıth spare bungee cord wıth some knots

Broken pannıer bungee cord replaced wıth spare bungee cord wıth some knots

front wheel lock wıth bottle cap and water bottle cage

front wheel lock wıth bottle cap and water bottle cage (front wheel lock prevents wheel from movıng when you try and stand ıt up)

stıck for standıng up bıke (wıth front wheel lock engaged)

stıck for standıng up bıke (wıth front wheel lock engaged)

sewed on support stıcks to keep pannıer from floppıng over

sewed on support stıcks to keep pannıer from floppıng over

Sewed water bottle holder wıth old corduroy pants found on sıde of the road

Sewed water bottle holder wıth old corduroy pants found on sıde of the road

Sewed fuel bottle holder wıth old corduroy pants found on sıde of the road

Sewed fuel bottle holder wıth old corduroy pants found on sıde of the road

Sewed corduray pant pıeces onto bottom of pannıer so I can strap on spare tıre

Sewed corduray pant pıeces onto bottom of pannıer so I can strap on spare tıre

One Thought on “Projects

  1. Sage on May 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm said:

    Such a great narrative. Any way you could add a SUBSCRIBE button?