Today's ride began sort of cold and I was glad for the wool mid layers. I rode into town to run two specific errands:
First, I stopped in at REI, where I'd made an online purchase of a cool little kit that will let me share the contents of my flask with friends without asking anyone to share my germs as well. (I also scouted around for a bottle cage that would hold my matching flask, but to no avail.)
As the temperatures warmed, the rain fell in dribs and drabs. I had my rain jacket with me but the rain never got heavy enough for me to reach for the RainLegs.
I rode down the hill to the Chrome PDX Hub, where I met with the manager Veronika and after a little small talk about our 415 storm boots (which we were both wearing today and which we're both huge fans of), we discussed a longtime dream of mine: For the last decade or so I've wanted Chrome to work with me on designing and making a gig bag for my guitar. We talked about the challenges of making such a specific and unusual shape on what would be a limited basis (because mass-producing such a bag would not be cost-effective). We also briefly discussed perhaps starting with a guitar strap, something I'd be willing to pay for as a one-off to get the testing started. There will be more discussions this spring and hopefully something more concrete this summer. If they're willing to work with me on a custom guitar strap design (for which I expect to pay) you might see me rocking that as soon as Mother's Day. Stay tuned.
Because I was so underslept -- I often am these days, thanks to adventures in perimenopause -- I multi-modaled home and caught a little nap before dinner.
Total actually pedaled: 8 miles (not including the bus trip over the bridge)
Categories: Visit to a store; Personal care (feeding myself, sushi lunch for one) and Work (Chrome PDX consult)
Total miles after two days: 15