Colombia had been on both of our minds for awhile, so this year, Karen and I finally decided to make it happen! Once tickets were booked, the planning started. As much as we love bikepacking, we decided to stay at one location and do local rides from there. This allowed us to enjoy a nicer place to eat and sleep - after all, this was still a vacation - and a place to store our luggage (we had flown with bike bags, after all). Also, day adventures meant we didn’t have to carry a ton of gear— if you weren’t aware, Colombia has a lot of mountains!Read More
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Day 1: Mid March 2018. Me, John Blackwell and Jason Silverek meetup in San Diego one morning to ride the Stagecoach 400 route, a 400 mile bikepacking race that was supposed to start the same day. We were starting in southern San Diego, at the midpoint of the route. The actual race starts and ends in Idyllwild. Unfortunately for us, the race start was delayed due to a big storm coming in and the prospects of precarious mud conditions. Our plan was to hightail it all the way to the desert, getting through the would-be muddiest sections outside of San Diego before the storm came. We were all hung over.Read More
Whatever we have left of Marigold X-Pac is mostly made into bags and on the website now. Still some scrap left for Zip Wallets and Zip Pouches, but thats it! When this fabric came in, it was the last 75 yards of an 1800 yard batch made 15 years ago. Now that stock is depleted.
We might have more made but the minimum is very high so if you want to see it happen, we need about 100 people interested. Any other bag makers wanna go in on some? If you want to bring this fabric back, let us know in the comments here:Read More