Sunday, March 4, 2012

Boredom has set in

My plan was to spend the "harsh" Iowa winter building a new ride. But since the Surly Ogre in a 22" is not available until mid March I have had to find other ways to keep busy.

I have a hard time sitting still. I can barely watch a movie anymore. This weather has been pretty mild this year but the wind and snow were ruthless this weekend so I broke out the sewing machine and made a new saddle bag. It was a little roomier than I wanted but there is room for a couple of energy bars, a spare tube, multi tool, tire levers, and patch kit.

I made it from a old combat uniform to include the zipper. I finished the inside with ribbon tape to keep it from fraying.

Not too bad for a bored hack. I think I will make a couple more next weekend.


  1. Thanks Rachel, this was probably a fluke. I doubt future ones will turn out like this did.