Archive for the ‘out-there’ Category



Under starter's orders...







Last Wednesday I got in some impromptu spin training at the Rollapaluza Winter League in Reliance Square, Shoreditch. 

Jas was along to take photos for the London Paper, and I ended up racing against Kevin, the LP journalist. We did 1000 metre heats, and I posted a time of 50 secs or thereabouts, comfortably toasting Kevin. As a workout it was surprisingly savage. After about 30 secs it feels as if every muscle in your legs is filling up with burning acid. It took me 3 days to stretch out the stiffness.

I’d like to try it again, because apparently it’s as least as much about technique as leg speed and power. Furthermore I had the bonk walking into the venue – a beer and a packet of crisps was all I had to get back on track. 

Check out the Rollapaluza Flickr photostream or for more Roller madness browse this set from Rapha.

Charge Bikes in Vimeo viral

Charge Bikes have created a viral video stream on Vimeo – an excellent video-sharing service that beats YouTube on video quality, web design and user interface, more of which on the web blog – featuring a character called Shyhop. Here are the first 2 episodes:

Introducing Shyhop from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

Shyhop Rendezvous from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

I’ve always fancied the Charge range. Awesome XC MTBs and styling city options too.

Racy stuff

And now for something a little different. What I’m wondering is, is there a flat bar or drops behind that wind-shield?

Thank you Christian for this one.