Friday, March 22, 2019

Catching up?


Is spring finally sproinging? Whilst it hasn't exactly been a long hard winter here in the UK it is still nice to pass the equinox and feel, on occasions, the increasing warmth of the spring sunshine.
I've had a fairly quiet time of it of late but I intend to put that right in the very near future.
Aside from a three week trip to Nepal for the Pokhara IV Mountainbike Race (which was mostly a much needed holiday riding my bike on dry trails), I have been working and saving hard in preparation for having a year off - I'll come to that later.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Alpkit - Woodsmoke Shirt - Review.


If you are a mountainbiker, skateboarder, snowboarder, or even a general outdoorist, you may well own a version of the ubiquitous chequered lumberjack shirt - it's very much a part of the "look".
I recently purchased one such example from Alpkit (for clarity, as you may well already know, I am an Alpkiteer - or Brand Ambassador in current parlance - and so I receive a generous discount on their products; discount aside though, I still pay for them with my hard earned cash and would do so even if I didn't receive a discount).
It has quickly proved to be one of my favourite things. I have been out in it, I have cycled in it, and I have, appropriately, chopped up some wood in it.