Friday, September 9, 2011

A new piece of gear joins the ranks

To pass my free moments I have been scouring the back alleys of craigslist in search of a mountain bike (as if I needed another hobby).

I think I do need another hobby, the best thing is that this is a hobby that I will be able to pursue in my current location. There are numerous mountain biking trails within a short distance of Ann Arbor (there may even be a few within city limits hush hush hey?) However that is not the point of this post.

While crawling on the old CR I stumbled upon a guy who is moving across the country and offering up loads of goodies for super cheap!

I was lured in by some Azonic Fusion pedals for the commuter. (They will be great for wet weather riding)

However when I got there he also had a sweet "weatherproof duffel bag. The price was right so I picked it up.

Truth be told it is a little smaller than I was looking for, but surprisingly roomy.

Don't get me wrong, it is not a waterproof beast like the iconic North Face Duffel, however I think it will be a solid bag for the kinds of things that I do now. I am especially excited to use it in my kayak to keep my stuff out  of harms way from splashes and the normal water that somehow makes its way into my hull, though I have a skirt, through the process of getting in and out.

All in all, I am happy with my purchases, and I cannot wait to take this new stuff out and give it a try.

Remember: looking on craigslist can be very rewarding!

-J

2 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

"New" toys are always fun! I was in Onekama this week- thought of you.

miadventure said...

The area around Onekama is so nice. I am going home around my birthday, near the end of the month. I cannot wait. Expect great pictures!