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Panama > Hood River > Vietnam

February 13, 2014 Back from Panama City on Saturday, off to Vietnam on Tuesday.  All those little Central American countries chewed up my passport so I...
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Border Hopping

February 3, 2014 This has been a really fast-moving trip.  4 countries in three weeks.  The bags are getting a solid thrashing.  I’ve had several 10-12...
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Bag Testing is Fun

January 24, 2013 Quick update from Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. No issues getting the bags installed.  Everything went smoothly and they held up great on an 11-hour...
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Honduras is Calling

January 17, 2014 My “work trip” to Honduras starts Monday.  Damn: I’m stoked. Our top priority this week was to get the new “right side” pannier...
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Honduras, Take 2

January 9, 2014 Last winter I was riding through a remote corner of NE Honduras called La Moskitia (the “Mosquito Coast”).  I went over the handlebars,...
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Laser Beams & Stuff

December 20, 2013 The week started off with a visit to a laser cutting company in Portland to pick up our prototypes of the wedge-mount system....
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Box of Bags

December 13, 2013 Our box of bags is off to the factory, complete with patterns, part lists, colorways, and prototypes.  Shipping cost $320: ouch.  The UPS...
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Snow Place Like Home

December 6, 2013 Here’s what it looks like at my house this morning.  Anybody in the Gorge have a heated shop we could use for the...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2013 This year I am thankful for our latest round of prototypes. The prototypes have reached a complexity level where each new round is a significant undertaking.  It takes...
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Ponged… as in Ping-Pong

November 21, 2013 PONG (pôNG,päNG) BRIT.informal Verb 1. to measure the volume of a bag by filling it with ping-pong balls In my mind I pictured...
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The Last US Bag Company

November 14, 2013 This week we met with “The Last U.S. Bag Company” in Hemlock, WA.  Never heard of Hemlock?  Me neither, and I live 30...
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Country of Origin

November 7, 2013 We need a factory.  The question is: where?  Made in the USA feels good, and we get shorter lead times with smaller minimums....
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