Reopening February 1st

After closing for a holiday break and a bit of time gearing up for a productive 2015, we are feeling all empty inside.

049-2aWe’ll be reopening on February 1st, ready to take orders and fill packages.  Thanks for your patience – we’re looking forward to hearing from you all again!


Randi Jo & Eric

January Recess

Happy 2015!  We had a great year and we’re so fired up about our plans for this year.  We nearly have our new website ready for you all to experience (at last!) and we’ll finally be introducing a few new products to the line up.  We’ve decided to temporarily close the web store this January to organize all of these new happenings and prepare for the rest of the year.  One item at the top of our long list of to-do’s is to start making in-stock items.  In the past we have only offered custom made-to-order products with a two week production time.  We’ll start by offering the bags as in stock items and see how things roll on the production end.  What does that mean on your end? You get that sweet RJF cap/bag/cover sooner for that upcoming S240/century/tour you’ve been planning.

And thus the January ‘recess’ begins!  Happy trails and thanks again for your continued support!

If you have any questions, comments, concerns or anything you want to share with us feel free to send us an e.mail.  We love hearing for you.


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Last Call: December 12th!


**********Orders placed after December 12th will be stitched up and shipped the first week of January. *********

RJF Headquarters

It feels like the southern annex of Santa’s Workshop in there and we’re quickly filling our schedule with all of your holiday orders!  Thank you so much!

To ensure holiday delivery in the contiguous United States, the last day to place an order will be December 12th.  Feel free to e.mail me with any questions or concerns (and encouragement!) via the contact page.

Now, back to the machines I go! Ho, ho, sew!!!

Randi Jo

Ode to October


Going way back to October 4th, Eric and I put together a surprise puppet show for our good friend’s wedding.  It was a very dry run since we had little time to practice with other members of the wedding party but we obviously had a captive audience and got some good laughs.  Eric wrote the script full of inside jokes and Hulk Hoganisms, brother!  I made two Muppet-style puppets to the likeness of the bride and groom.  So much work, so much fun!

Back in August our dog, Gus, developed a swollen muzzle and became pretty lethargic.  We assumed it may be an abscessed tooth but the Vet traced it to a tumor.  He was to have both removed a couple of weeks ago but when he was under anesthesia they found other lumps under his tongue and around his neck.  More cancer, or at least that is what she assumes, we didn’t opt for to put him through the surgery.  He was looking like he wouldn’t last more than a week but with some medication and a fancy all meat diet, courtesy of my grandma and a local elk, he’s perked right up.  I won’t get too mushy here but we will take any good juju you might be able to send his way.056bA view from what a few locals call, “Hippie Hill” – in the distance is the entire township of Elkton.  Those golden fields are vineyards and that bright swatch near the center is the mighty Umpqua River, rapidly rising from the recent rainfall.

Oh, October. You really are a pretty great month.  Halloween, corn mazes, newly changing leaves and crisp foggy mornings.  You have a lot to live up to, November.

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Wed’n bound!

I know, I know.  It feels like we just got back from Eastern Oregon but once again we are turning off the machines for a week to attend the wedding of our dear friends.  If you placed an order before 9/23 it will be shipped out by this Friday.  Orders placed after today will be in the queue for when we return on the October 5th.

You guys are the best!


Randi Jo and all

Last call, y’all!

We’re gearing up to head out of rural Western Oregon to the even more rural Eastern Oregon next week for a bit of bike exploration and product testing.  That means we’re trying to finish up existing orders as fast as we can (thanks so much for your patience everyone!).  That also means today is the last call for orders to be shipped out by August 18th.  Everything ordered after the 14th will start shipping out after August 28th.

Nose to the grindstone!

Summer Lake Cruisin'


Summer and the glorious S24o

Uncle Jody, seen here in all his packaged glory,

Uncle Jody

 happens to live about 6 miles from us and has a sweet spot on the Umpqua river for launching boats (He’s a great fishing guide too!) complete with a dock, a few canoes and a make-shift fireplace.  We happen to enjoy bike camping and with two kids in tow and a large cargo bike to carry them, local camping is our best bet.  Since you all are keeping us busily stitching, packing and shipping (thank YOU!), we often opt for the Rivendell coined Sub-24 Hour Overnight (S24O) trips.

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All Packed

 If you’re looking for lightweight gear advice, this isn’t the place.


 Once we reach our destination and set-up camp, everyone heads straight for the river.

Playing in the Umpqua

Dock Jumper

 Dinner is generally hot dogs and roasted marshmallows.  And beer for the adults.




  And who can resist reeling in a bass?  We just use bobbers, sinkers and worms (and sometimes the random lure left in Jody’s boat).  And luck. 215resize


 And before we head home there’s always time for one more canoe ride in the morning fog. 

Morning Fogmorning canoe ride