Scattered showers and a chilly morning means awesome fall clothes are allowed.
My jacket is hanging by the door at home…
Above: Paleo pizza (the meat half). Cauliflower crust with sweet potato mash, kale chips, and italian sausage.
Below: deep dish from Little Caesar’s.
I thought that the Paleo one was good, but then I ate the real pizza and remembered that I am fooling myself. I do feel like garbage, though, which wasn’t the case after the Paleo stuff.
Trying out a slammed stem. From what I can tell, the bike fit is crucial for the seat height and position, and for the stem length, but the stem height just makes you more or less aero. Is that right? I am riding it like this for 400km. If I like it, I will hacksaw the extra steerer tube off and do it right.
Pink for the Giro.
Stormy weather brought the tweed out for a victory lap.
Belated cinco de Mayo post.
40th Anniversary Desert Trek- Born in 1972
wearing mine today…
Dreaming about the BREVET..
So that you understand what is happening here…
I Just got into cycling this year. I love it, because of the history, the camaraderie, the calorie burning, and the gear. The expense of getting into cycling isn’t something to be trifled with.
The fun part of becoming a cyclist is that there is this awesome gear (as expensive and time consuming as #menswear), but that is only collateral to a fun activity AND a professional sport to follow. It is great. You can geek out to no end.
But be warned amigos, the gear can be ridiculously expensive. See Mostexerent’s gear above? Lemme break it down for you…
Rapha Brevet jersey (comes with a wind vest as well)- $265. How lam are you if you wear the same shirt every time you hang out with your cycling buddies? Get at least three jerseys to break up the monotony and to keep from washing stuff every night.
Rapha pro base layer- $80. When was the last time you spent $80 on an undershirt? If you ride 6 days a week, you need at least 3 of these to keep from doing laundry every day.
Rapha pro bib short- $260. Cycling bibs are worn without anything underneath to prevent saddle sores or chafing. That means you are hopefully washing these every time you wear them. So either get ready to buy three of them, or you are doing laundry all the time.
Capo Olefin socks- $20
Sidi Ergo shoes- $450. Much like any other shoes in your closet, wearing the same pair every day will get them stinky and worn out quickly. Better to have two pairs of shoes to rotate.
Bikes in the background- Both Colnago, both around $8-10k with all componentry.
I love cycling, but daggum…
Wes Anderson loves Kumar Pallana. Fans of the director will immediately recognize him as Kumar fromBottle Rocket, Mr. LittleJeans from Rushmore, Pagoda from The Royal Tenenbaums, and the old man fromThe Darjeeling Limited. But did you know Kumar Pallana is also an accomplished entertainer, plate spinner, acrobat, and yoga instructor? I didn’t, but after watching this short video, I’ve learned this and more of the amazing 93-year-old and no longer wonder why Wes Anderson loves him so much.
But he has lost his touch at cracking safes (if he ever even had a touch to lose).