Then in every spare nanosecond Travis is always up to a game of fetch (he's even willing to play in the dark.) He's always got a ball in his mouth, and no matter what I'm doing he'll push the ball under my feet with his nose and then sit patiently staring at the ball...for hours...until I pick it up and toss it.
So I'm having a tough time making shop time for the neck rests, and I'm finding myself out there in the middle of the night. Getting bids from fabricators is momentarily stalled...I just need the time to meet with them, and I just found out the latex I've been using for fill is no longer available. I complained about the lack of consistency in the latex density from batch to batch, and it turns out I wasn't the only one. Plus the supplier said cutting it was a nightmare. So I've got to work with them to find a suitable replacement which will probably be a medical grade closed cell and unfortunately more expensive.
Even though all this juggling is making me nuts it's clear that all the competing projects and the fabricating challenges are a learning opportunity. Learning more about manufacturing is really exciting.
The good news is that neck rests continue to leave the shop. Here are a couple of the latest...a ROLL and a CURVE for Jim Artis and his new quad, and a very cool tiger CURVE for Tony Geraci.
And people continue to say nice things about their neck rests. " I wanted to let you know I got your neck rest and just love it. I have ridden with it today on a 50 mile ride and absolutely love it." "Neck-rest received, installed and test-ridden today on a 26 mile ride. Your design is like night and day compared with Catrike's stock component - well done." Now if I can just do them faster.