I recently teamed up with Minneapolis-based designer Jesse Lindhorst to create a unique patch for Bunyan Velo. The design inspiration comes from the night I spent camping in Glen Coe, Scotland, on my five-week ride across Europe last summer. The dusk light was absolutely brilliant as we set up our tents in a relatively flat spot along the West Highland Way. I'll never forget the moment I opened my tent's door early the next morning to reveal the most beautiful blue sky of the trip, set against lush, green mountains.
Jesse captured this experience perfectly in this 3" tall patch, featuring a bikepacking rig and two tents under a setting sun in the Scottish Highlands. I also chose to include "Life is for Riding" atop the patch as a reminder to make the time to get out, ride, and explore by bicycle.
My thanks to Walter at Falls Creek Outfitters for his outstanding embroidery work.
A few shots from Glen Coe:
Here's a glimpse at Jesse's process:
Glen Coe patches are now available for $5.00 in the Bunyan Velo shop!