…Okay, you can go ahead and pull your mind out of the gutter now. I’m actually talking about bicycles here.
So lately, with the weather getting warmer, I’ve been trying to ride my bike to the day job more often. I’m lucky enough to live close enough that I can do this, I need the exercise, and there is even a lovely little greenway that I can take most of the way. Imagine starting your day by cruising along next to a burbling stream, watching the early morning light reflected on the water, noticing all the new leaves greening up the trees as spring moves into summer.
There’s just one downside to this scenerio: sore butt syndrome.
The seat on my bike is not exactly what you might call “deluxe,” ”comfortable,” or “padded.” And the greenway, while lovely, isn’t exactly new. The pavement is full of cracks and bumps and other butt-jarring implements.
I know that there are padded seat covers you can buy, or that I could get a new seat with more padding and replace my old one, but being who I am, that was not the first thought that occurred to me.
"Hey," I said to myself, as I was riding home with most of my weight balanced on my aching posterior, "I bet I could crochet a bicycle butt pad!"
(Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? Go on, say it out loud. ”Bicycle Butt Pad.”)
I mean, I love designing new patterns, especially for something weird and different. For instance, when the speaker covers on my old headphones wore out, I crocheted myself some new ones. They made the ‘phones more comfy, too. :)
This one is definitely a challenge, and as far as I can tell from googling, unique. I started working on it last night, and the prototype is almost complete! Soon the results will be unveiled. Stay tuned….