Here’s a little sketch I did quite a while a go. It has been a dream of mine to start bikepacking and that dream came true just a couple of nights ago! You can see pics of it at my other blog, ghprs.wordpress.com. I hope eventually I can get a crew of misfits, like my illustration and we can go camping and terrorizing the cycling community. Until then it’s just me and a couple others.
Fun Fact: a huge portion of my outdoor gear is built by myself. This incudes underwear, jerseys, cycling caps, panniers, tent and alcohol stove (aka pop can stove).
A long time ago My friend and I decided to start a bicycle crew called the Dead Crow Society. After many sketches I finally came upon a design I liked and here it is!
We wanted to have an 1800’s occult feel. The cycling community is a bit dull and all the years of being in the punk and goth scene are hard to shake.
The design in the top right corner is the result of an awesome bike ride and being completely drunk! On the left a sketch of a potential jersey. (I sew as well)
I decided that the simple illustration needed more and so I grabbed my protractor and compass and added a little more frill.
The jerseys are handmade by myself, from the pattern to the sewing. The silk and block printing is done by myself as well. If you are curious about my sewing you can see more at ghprs.wordpress.com