"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
Coming very soon, the Rapha & Raeburn collaboration is a new collection of products for city cyclists, all made in England. The centrepiece is the Wind Jacket, remade from military parachute canopies.
*I posted mine (#10) last week, thank you to the kind folk at RaphaRacing
Dreaming about the BREVET..
Muji city map hankies make great "fazzoletto" & getting ready for Giro Italia with the Black Jersey by RAPHA+PaulSmith ..
Video of race finally up.
Our fall must be like the summers in Belgium..
WDYT @randomitus ..
FYI it was 13c & sunny at 0615 ..
I got #10 (each are one of these “WIND JACKETS” are individually numbered) ..
Thank you @rapharacing @simonmottramrapha
That would be I #supharing & doing my best Columbian Climber interpretation on day 2 of the 2013TourDownUnder.
FWIW The average temp that day was 39c..
Thanks & repost @mrdanielstrauss & www.soigneur.cc
I’ve had the good fortune to ride with 3 of the above riders & look forward to catching up with them next week for the Melbourne Rapha Gents Race.
175km of undulating hills & 11km of gravel which we have been pre-warned will take about 8 hours for the fastest team to complete & to expect 4 seasons in one day.
“By the time we had delivered the satchel to Sydney we had drawn an indirect line across the Australian continent, crossing three states, exhausted and elated.”
The Rapha Continental Australia’s latest adventure is the Satchel Ride. In 1912, a relay race was held to see how effective the bicycle was at dispatching military telegrams across Australia. There were over 60 relay points on a route between Adelaide and Sydney. The original ride of over 1150 miles was completed in 68 hours. The Rapha Continental set out to celebrate this achievement carrying their very own handmade satchel. See the full film next week.
Rapha SS13 Trade Team
Sheesh - first 8km is 8% gradient.. Well I made it up to The Peak/Mount Austin & there’s no cafe.
It’s all down hill now🙈
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