Not every Randonneurmas gift can be as pricey as a camera, but all the gifts you select for the randonneur in your life can be special. On Day Two of The 12 Days of Randonneurmas, we suggest a little something that will dress up your randonneur’s wardrobe and bag collection– buttons.
Buttons are a thoughtful stocking stuffer that won’t break the bank. One of the places that I’ve (editors note: MG wrote this post!) been patronizing in my quest to dress up my bike bags is Urban Adventure League of Portland, Ore.
Urban Adventure League is a one-man button, poster and zine company that has created appealing buttons for the touring or around-town cyclist.
Small, yet pleasing to the eye, buttons are a way to communicate your cycling identity to others. For example, see this top button? It says “I hope to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow on my ride. Or maybe just warm pizza.”
If you’re looking for something more rando-specific, the RUSA store stocks little lapel pins imprinted with the RUSA logo.
Buttons are extremely versatile. They can adorn a sweater or a Carradice. They can be shown off with ease and style — whether you are a zombie or not!
Thanks ZombiesDC for all the help with this post.
Tomorrow: they’ll love this gift from Kentucky…