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Howies Base Layers

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January 18, 2013
Howies Base Layers

A while ago I heard from a man named Dan Marsh, who represents a clothing firm called Howies. They are based in Cardigan, South Wales. I had not heard of them before, but it turns out they produce a range of organic merino wool clothing, including a line of merino base layers. Having noticed...
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Warm Hands on A Cold Ride

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December 3, 2012
Warm Hands on A Cold Ride

Bitterly cold out on the marshes this morning, with another thick frost forming as I rode – and not just on the leaves and twigs along the roadside but a thin almost snow-like veneer on the surface of the road itself. I could hear it crackling softly like rice paper beneath my wheels as...
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Merino Base Layers

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November 7, 2012
Merino Base Layers

For some time now, with frosty moonlit nights being upon us, I have been wanting to do a review of merino base layers. I have had two in mind (and in my closet) that I have been using the past couple of years – Icebreaker and Rapha – but had wanted to include a...
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Foxes and Hounds

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October 27, 2012
Foxes and Hounds

Being late on the scene, as ever, in the world of fashion and pop culture it should come as no surprise that I discovered this fox-and-hounds photo-shoot magazine advertisement for Brooks saddles only yesterday. It was shot last year by photographer Frank Herholdt in Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire, a beautiful piece of ancient woodland...
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The Visible Man

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October 25, 2012
The Visible Man

When you ride a lot at night or in the dark of early morning, you naturally want to see and be seen and so you spend a lot of time and money getting decent lights – powerful headlamps to illuminate the road in front of you, and dazzling LED beacons to indicate your presence...
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Riding in the Rain

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September 27, 2012
Riding in the Rain

All the wind and chilly torrential rain this past week has underscored one of the great and often pointed-to drawbacks to relying on bicycles for your primary transportation – you’re going to get cold and wet. To be sure, if you’re out riding a bicycle in these sorts of conditions you’re going to be...
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Autumn Collections

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September 19, 2012
Autumn Collections

A brisk ride along the seafront this morning with cold clear skies and temperatures down in the single figures, which made me grateful for my long-sleeve sportswool jersey and a nice lightweight breathable softshell. Between these two articles of clothing and a pair of three-quarter length cycling shorts, I was comfortably cool, the autumn...
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Oh to be a fly on the wall at Rapha

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February 9, 2012
Oh to be a fly on the wall at Rapha

Just for fun the other day, when the weather was still balmy enough for such foolishness, I set up my camera and tripod on the Bexhill promenade and by the use of a self-timer did my own send-up of a Rapha fashion shoot – posing with my ‘epic’ face, that hard, gritty Rapha-rider look,...
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