Search and State’s arsenal of clothing grows by one. Released in time voor the end of the Vortexxx season, the S1-V Riding Vest ($215USD) looks to be a another fantastic addition to their lineup. Crafted from the same “ARE YOU A WIZARD?” fabric the S1-J Riding Jacket is, the vest is wind and waterproof and breathable. This is not where wizard status is achieved, however. The Schoeller C-Change fabric reacts the your continuously changing environment—warm when cold, cool when warm. WIZARDRY, RIGHT?!
As always, S&S garments feature a tailored fit and are hecho en Estados Unidos.
There has been a major PR disaster within in the Colnago media camp—Cycleboredom wasn’t invited to the release of their nieuw fiets the C60. I know, I know, it’s an egregious error. I, however, will take the high road by not drawing attention to this oversight. Except voor mentioning it in this post. And in some tweets. And possibly on Facebook…
Now, I am forced to face life as a bottom feeder. In order to make this post I will scrape everyone else’s haard work just like __________ and ____________. For the record, I snared bits of info from Caley Fretz’s (@CaleyFretz) article on VeloNews.
This jaar, I’ll have to admit, I wasn’t as stoket as usual voor de Openingsklassieker weekend as I usually am. Although this jaar, I’ll have to admit, it turned out better than I expected.
Regardless, I am stoket voor Strade Bianche. Why? Because:
First things first. I’m NOT creating another category just voor GIFs. So, Screencap Recaps may or may not contain GIFs and/or still pictures. It’ll be just like unwrapping a lil’ digital present each time you click a post link. Although, adding to the confusion, this may be called Weekend Ras Ronde, because not designing nieuw fuggin’ logos FTMFW.
Also, there’s no friggin’ way I’m GIFing the entire race, it’s simply too long in comparison to a CX race. Plus, road racing’s mind-numbingly boring for long stretches of time. Go ahead, convince me it’s not.
[Ed Note: when pronouncing GIF, my G is always hard, never soft.]
Alright, LET’S GIF IT ON!!
I’ve been putting this off for an extraordinarily long amount of time. Equal parts procrastination and an immensely strong desire to solidify the site’s foundation, I feel the time has come to FINALLY take this thing I started way back in 2006 to the next level. Will things change? Probably not. Posts will continue to be late. Products will continue to be shot on that 10 year old table on my balcony. I will continue to CAPSLOCK TWEET, “LAATSTE RONDE!!” during every CX race and at every Flamme Rouge. And I will most definitely continue to take an inordinate amount of on-bike selfies voor #whatimriding.
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While I respect Bill Strickland for writin’ and bikin’ and #capsnothats and stuff, I have call him out on his tweet:
Cycling tube socks…genius or madness? http://t.co/CgQBZpvepZ
— Bill Strickland (@TrueBS) February 27, 2014
Of course it’s genius, Bill. That you’d open this beautiful product to open debate and possibly even anti-retro-lumped-in-with-hipster-shit scorn is reprehensible. This is the ultimate mashup: ‘Merican sock genius executed in the modern era dripping with Frenchnicity. Who could’ve even possibly conceived the day we’d be able to use the term, “Je ne sais quoi…” when discussing tube socks?!
The Café du Cycliste Striped Socks – High Cuff ($25USD) are in stock and available on CDC’s website. Warmer weather’s coming for the northern hemsisphere—be ready. Avec chaussettes.
RETROREFLECTIVE LENSES. ON SHIRTS. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?!
Manual For Speed has partnered con reflectivity wizards ICNY for yet another wearable safety bomb. SPEED ($50) is an OP ART design. If you’re an Art History major or art school graduate you’re probably already aware of such a thing. If you fell asleep during your lectures or have no fuggin’ clue: Wiki so haard.
For those of you who’ve chased the dragon, there’s a special visual treat. It’s only visible to those who have opened their minds, man.
Basik Jersey is basic. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not a common thing here at Boredom Centraal. Typically, I’m shooting/riding/reviewing garments claiming to change the world (or at least your riding world). The KindHuman Basik Jersey ($85USD) does none of that—opting for a clean cut, basic colorways, and minimal hype. However, the KindHuman brand and company are taking a legitimate shot at changing the world. I won’t be able to do justice to every initiative or what they’re about, so please visit their site to discover more. KindHuman is definitely a different entity in the cycling industry.
Alright, let’s do this. Essentials checklist voor schoenen:
[x] Top end model?
[x] White (or something equally ostentatious)?
[x] Boa System?
[x] Sweet steez?
Obviously, there’s more to cycling shoes than the above checklist. But you have to admit the list of qualifications are remarkably aesthetically driven when considering dope schoenen. The Louis Garneau 2LS Course Road Shoes ($359.99USD) have all that and more. These caught my eye at Interbike, and I’m stoked to get some samples to shred some sweet tarmac gnar in.
Truth: I have little or no interest in a cycling blazer, but that’s more due to the fact I don’t have a job worthy of such a piece. Besides, I get enough shit at the shop already for my incredibly stylish hair.
Truth: So happy for Nick (@aslongasicycle) and the Vulpine crew and their continued success.
Truth: Jon Woodroof (@twotoneATL) is a very handsome man.
Truth: I’m apparently NOT stylish enough to know Oliver Spencer (O_Spencer), though.
Truth: Some will complain about the Vulpine Cycling Blazer’s price ($405USD)
Truth: Those same people need to ask themselves what they expect a technical, tailored, shower-proof, Made in England, limited edition collab blazer should cost, and if it’s less I’m sure Oliver and Nick are all ears.
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