Norway from my Ricoh GR-1
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Rapha teamed up with Raeburn to create a new city riding jacket made from repurposed milatary parachutes which have been deconstructed and reconstructed integrating the original seams. I have been living in this jacket on and off the bike for weeks and can’t recommend it enough. It’s Weird enough to make people look twice, but technical enough to ensure it does it’s intended job. They will go on sale on Friday and they won’t last long. There are only 300 of each color and less than 1,000 worldwide.
photos from Ben Ingham
Riding through a snow storm is always going to be hard, Big, dense flakes hitting your eyes, puddles in your shoes and cold creeping into your core. It’s never going to be easy but it does help knowing we had a homemade fish soup on the other side when we peeled off our kit.
I am in Norway with Rapha “modeling” for their AW13 shoot. Today we rode 3.5 hours in the snow, sun, rain and sleet and it was perfect.
5AM alarms never get’s easier but you do get faster, you do get better.
Yesterday Dylan and I emptied our legs, filled our lungs and cleared our heads. It’s in times of turmoil that I am most thankful for my bike and it’s ability to temper you. The physical unraveling of yourself can help you not to become unraveled emotionally.