Dear soon-to-arrive Black/Steel Pilot,
Hi. How's it going? Are you enjoying your trip across the country in a UPS box? I didn't think so. But hey, soon you will be at my house and we can go all sorts of places together.
I know you'll be eager to go out and see the world, so I thought we'd start by packing some of my daily carry items in you to see how they fit. I carry a Side Effect as my PLO, which has my phone and wallet and a little notebook and some lip balm. I carry a Snake Charmer full of diaper-change essentials. I also carry my knitting in a Yarn Stuff Sack, some Flip & Tumble shopping bags, and a Size 2 Travel Stuff Sack with snacks/bribes for my kids. I also typically carry a few toy cars and Playmobil people. You just never know when you'll need to make zoomy noises or pretend to be a fireman.
And your packing cubes! We have to see how many pairs of undies I can fit in them.
Now, on Saturday I have to go to IKEA and I plan to take my Synapse 25. Don't worry about that. It was a prearranged date. You'll come with me to work on Monday and we'll see how well my laptop fits in your larger compartment. I travel with my MBA 13. I have a business trip planned for the beginning of April and you'll be my personal carry-on. Then in July I have another business trip that we're rolling into a family vacation. That's going to be interesting. I think I'll need to bring you then, too, to carry my stuff around at the conference, but you will probably pull double-duty and carry vacation stuff on the plane.
But these trips make up just a small amount of my adventures. We'll have to see how you fit on my bike! You'll really get to see a lot of my city that way.
How do you feel about customization? I've been looking these zipper pull mod ideas and wondering if we should give that a try. I picked you because I thought that Black/Steel would be a good stealthy color combo for conferences and business use. I have no qualms about jazzing up your zippers, though. You know...flair.
That's all for now. See you Friday!