One thing I’ve always respected about Rapha is scouting the perfect locations to photograph their seasonal lookbooks. This is deep winter. I.e. the reason I live in Texas. It takes a special kind of human to want to venture out in conditions like this, so if you’re going to do it, make sure you’ve got the right gear….
See the Rapha AW13 Deep Winter lookbook here!
Photo by Kevin Sparrow
… on what it he believes it means to photograph cyclocross. Head over to the Rapha blog and check it out!
For the past two days, I’ve been preparing to head back down to Australia for a few weeks. Lauren is there, working again and so I get to spend some more time with my bestest mates. As I was packing this morning, I noticed some color-coordination happening and thought I’d take a minute to shoot these two photos.
These are all products I use and wear on a daily basis. With all the “what kind of _____ is that?” I experience, let me break it down:
Manual for Speed shirt
Rapha Brevet Gillet
Rapha Winter City Riding Merino Socks
Giro Atmos helmet
Giro Limited Empire MTB Shoe
Topo Designs Mountain Shorts
Topo Designs Nesting Pouches
I won’t even begin to lay out all the orange and camo gear I have…
For Autumn / Winter 2013, Rapha revisits some of their classic cold weather gear. My favorites this season are the thermal bibs, the longsleeve brevet jersey and the extensive women’s line. See the full product like at Rapha and check out the lookbook here.
Check out this series that Muc-Off did with Rapha Condor Sharp JLT during the Tour of Britain. It’s a bit long of a watch, but worth it. Besides, I know you’re not actually working on a Friday afternoon…
N+1 is an endless equation for how many bikes you can or should own. Ah Joo just takes it to another level.
Year after year, the Rapha City Riding line expands and evolves into a full range of practical garments. My favorite this year is the Merino Gilet and of course, the Town Gloves. See the full lookbook at Rapha. You can also purchase the new City Riding line at Rapha.cc.
In a huge push to raise money for Ambitious about Autism, Rapha is auctioning off 41 products, during their Bordeaux-Paris 2013 challenge, ranging from signed Ben Ingham photos, to a 1986 Tour de France white jersey from Andy Hampsten, various Oakley products, two days at a Majorca training camp with Team Sky, various bikes and other rarities from cycling’s history.
See more at Rapha!
In the spirit of the Rapha Continental, the guys at Firefly have added their ‘glow’ to the list of builders who’ve contributed black bikes with a pink letter. Personally, I love that the guys use SRAM Force on most of the Continental machines. It’s like they’re meant to be ridden hard, on gravel and whatever else might be thrown in the rider’s path. Check out more photos at the Firefly Flickr!
Here’s a nice video from Rapha, featuring Mercian Cycles.