I’m not a scientist. This piece will not attempt to discuss how the human eye works. It’s all about rods and cones apparently. Sometimes a colour will look brighter than another colour. Sometimes the reverse. It’s like that visit to … Continue reading Cyclists should be seen, and sometimes heard….
I WAS OUTRAGED. It’s hard not to be outraged whenever you read about something that’s happened on our roads. It’s particularly difficult when that affects one of our own. Cyclists are vulnerable, squidgy and deserve protection. We’re out there, minding … Continue reading Crime and Punishment : Chapter 1
It’s colder. I wouldn’t describe it as arctic, yet, at least not in terms of day to day sustained cold. But it’s under 5 degrees now on most of my rides, with small forays into sub zero. It’s also drying up … Continue reading Parentini Mossa.2 :Baby it’s cold outside
There’s an elephant in the room. You can’t really write this review without looking at the elephant. Damn, that’s a stylish elephant. It looks like some other elephants I saw once. Those elephants had more expensive taste, racing elephants, elephants … Continue reading Torm, this is how I feel.
A review of some extremity protection from the ever dependable Prendas. Continue reading Prendas : Aqua Light Overshoes, Aqua Repel gloves and some lovely socks.
As the days grow a little longer, and the need for a big powerful commuting light starts to wane, there’s nevertheless a new lighting arrival at chez Roubaix. The Deca Drive has gone to a new home. I wanted something … Continue reading Cateye Volt 1200
A review of Parentini’s waterproof foul weather gear. Continue reading Parentini Mossa: slaying the Gabba
This isn’t the Paris Roubaix. It’s your Sunday morning club run in cool and/or damp conditions. It’s your commute on your CX. It’s your late season charity ride which you hoped would be sunny when you signed up. It’s about finding something … Continue reading The Castelli Alpha Jersey
This isn’t a discussion of lights generally. Though I will deal with what you need to be legal. This is a discussion of the lights that I have and why I chose them. Since publishing this first I’ve been asked … Continue reading Lights, no camera, action
Rain jackets. One simple purpose. To prevent you getting wet. But they can’t, depending on your definition of wetness. To me dry is dry. My measure of dryness is whether a jersey exhibits the same level of dryness during or after … Continue reading God it’s wet: Madison Apex Race Jacket