Today I had a load of stuff to do, as such I serviced two bikes and built a third one up.
The bike I built was my own designed BMX frame, check me out. There are a few things you can not see but which make it a super stiff steel frame, the bars are also pretty unforgiving. This bike was an exercise I ran to see if you could make a steel bike that was really stiff. The project has sort of worked but is currently shelved until the pound reaches a rate at which the manufacturing of this will make sense. It can also be scaled up for race, cross and gravel bikes., all of which plays on my mind but at the minute is unfeasible for me to carry on.
Now I may not be happy about Brexit dealing my idea a bit of a blow but this project taught me a lot about life and gave me a whole bunch of new skills, some of which I now use as my day job. So if you have a dream, go for it, you may not make it but you may well be in a better place than you were before. That is my motivational talk for today.
I have also thought about using Kickstarter for the project but I am too vain to have my baby online besides this.
The fact that 7 people have backed this project worries me, have they not heard of sunglasses? Can you imagine riding through Glasgow and stopping at a set of traffic lights with this on your head? The laughter would kill you.
I presume the creator has no close friends as surely one of them would have said, “No, just no.”
It was the suggested I look at Indiegogo but again Velo Visor was there. I do appreciate that it is in their Fashion category. It may just be further proof that I am getting old and do not understand young people but I’m going to give them the benefit of doubt and think they hate the idea as well.
I then decided it can not just be cycling that has crazy ideas on these funding sites and I finally found what I had been looking for my whole life. Every morning I wake up and ask when will the world create an off-center rotating gym, now I need ever ask again.
It turns out this idea is great because the Earth orbits the Sun and that is a similar idea! Galileo was so nearly there.
Saying all this I am greatly happy that many people are now thinking outside the box, it is leaving the box a nice comfy place to be now.