A lot's been going on. I finally found a good spot for my latest gate. Turns out that finding a place to put them is actually more fun than making one to fill an existing opening. Hanging this tree gate meant planting a 30' hedge row and sinking posts...kinda backwards I know, but with no location constraints it's definitely more fun.
Because we all needed a break, the three of us, P, T, and me, drove down to Cannon Beach for 4 days. Last year when we were there the weather was wild. Day and night - high winds, freezing temps, sleet and rain. The weather didn't keep us off the beach, we just bundled up in all our rain gear and went out. Travis could have cared less...regardless of the weather he just wanted to play ball. It was funny...facing south on the beach I could throw the ball about 20' when I really tried. Facing north and using the same effort, I could throw it about 20 miles!
|All the required gear - ball, thrower, poop bag.|
This time, though, the autumn weather couldn't have been more beautiful. Each day was warmer and sunnier than the one before. The Hallmark Inn is beyond dog-friendly...when we arrived in our room there was a basket of goodies just for Travis - treats, a frisby, special towel and a water bottle with fold-out drinking trough. We had a great time - long walks on the beach, exploring tide pools, spectacular sunsets, lots of ball-chasing exercise for Travis, good food and fun wandering around Cannon Beach, the best company, cozy evenings by the fire...
|Truly a dog with a one-track mind|
|Is it possible to love a dog too much?|
One of those first covers will be this one. It'll be fitted to the first TerraTrike CURVE kit, and should soon be on its way to Las Vegas and a new orange TerraTrike Rambler. I sure hope Renie loves it.
|It's true...I Photoshopped the extra length of the "T" tube to make it shorter.|
Even without posting on BROL that the kits are in production (ha...that's a fancy over-stated way of saying that I'm making them,) I've already got orders for half the first batch. I've tried hard to make the adapter bracket as simple as possible in part to make producing them relatively straightforward, and also to keep the kit price low. If you see one of the adapter brackets you might reasonably ask what took me so long to make them. And the truth is I've procrastinated...I didn't believe it was fair to have to charge more for the TerraTrike kits than for the kits that fit Catrikes, ICE, HP and others. In the end I just decided that I didn't design the double-tube seat braces on the TerraTrikes that require the adapter, so I'll just make the kits and let the market decide. The bracket adds about $20 to the cost of the kit, so the TerraTrike CURVE kit (adapter bracket, "T" tower, CURVE neck rest, mtb stem and end caps) will be about $110.