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The Image Conscious Cyclist (or, how to become a Rapha model)

Once upon a time, taking a photo was a business not to be taken lightly.

I for one think that the world is a poorer place for losing that sense of anticipation and excitement which came from taking a camera film to the chemist to be developed, and collecting it a mere 24 hours later to discover a few serviceable photo’s in amongst a pile of out of focus portraits with red-eye. 488 more words


Rapha borrowing from CS Grupetto?

Can anyone else see an odd similarity between this new Rapha Team Sky training jersey design:


And the kit of London community cycling club… 92 more words

Not Racing


the craze for bikes continues- gentle cycling, city cycling, cycling like a madman round and round regents park or up and down hills, just to get fit (as my husband does), even riding all the way to brighton and back again, not even stopping for lunch.  134 more words


New Balance MRT580SG x Shoe Gallery 'Tour de Miami'

There weren’t many New Balance collaborations in 2014 that caught my eye, but when New Balance teamed up with Miami natives Shoe Gallery, this was a pair that I had to get my hands on. 147 more words

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Rapha Grand Tour Shoes Extended Use Review

I wrote a review of my Grand Tour shoes in June 2013.  I had ridden about 11,000 km / 6,835 mi in them at the time.   245 more words

Gear And Tools


Before I started, I thought,”Maybe I can do it. If bad weather or something happens, it’s okay, I can quit.” So I was not serious about Festive500. 224 more words


Return of the Dolomites for 2015 !

In 2014 I completed my first Maratona dles Dolomites sportive.  The Dolomites didn’t disappoint and I’ve found myself entering the ballot process for a entry place for 2015.   269 more words