Busy Day and New Bike Swag

I had a number of errands to run today, but since moving into town in September, I’ve been able to re-arrange my life to make using a car optional.

Before work this morning I went to the post office to pick up a package that they would not leave at my door.  Then I stopped by the bank before continuing on to work.

After work, I had a massage appointment, then picked up dinner before heading home.  Those new panniers came in quite handy for hauling things today.

Salsa Vaya
Salsa Vaya
While running afternoon errands on Bardstown Road, I saw this Salsa Vaya parked.  Time and I have discussed using a bike like this for a gravel bike.  I don’t need a specific bike for gravel, but it is a nice bike.

What was the package I picked up this morning?  It was an Acorn Handlebar Bag.

With this, I’ll have easy access to a few things while riding the bike.  I’ve been envious of others pulling out their cameras on rides.  I had to stop and fumble around in my trunk bag.  That shouldn’t be an issue now.

Acorn Handlebar Bag
Acorn Handlebar Bag

I have another bike project in the works for the LHT.  Stay tuned, I’ll be posting about it next week.

3 thoughts on “Busy Day and New Bike Swag”

  1. I’ve definitely drooled over the Vaya before. But, it’d be too much overlap with the LHT.

    The Acorn bag looks great. I look forward to comparing next time we ride, it definitely looks like the design has changed a bit.

    I have a guess about the LHT. Will be looking forward to seeing what you’re working on.

  2. Love the look of the new bag. The way the flap is done now seems like you’ll be able to fit much more in the front pocket. And it looks like it sits a bit closer to the headtube, which should affect handling even less, as well as moving the rear pockets out from under the bar a tad. However I’m not sold on the flap covering the zipper to the main compartment, as I tend to do longer rides with my older model half unzipped and dispose of my gel and bar wrappers directly in.

    Overall, though i think you’ll really enjoy it.

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