Dry weather gloves and Rule 9: Be a badass

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Kitchen mitts doubling as cold weather gloves on the bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – These work – they really do. Kitchen mitts for cold weather rides.

These are my winter, dry weather, gloves. They actually are heat resistant for the kitchen – but they are so thick, fingers stay warm all ride. But they are dry weather so, given recent forecasts, they are useless. To all the cyclists out Continue reading
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Stalen Ros might be the saviour of my vintage ride

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Entrance display at Stalen Ros and the vintage celebration at the Ghent velodrome.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Stalen Ros and the celebration of cycling’s history

Another year, another essential visit to the Stalen Ros vintage market in Ghent. What struck me this year was, vintage cycling enthusiasm is a male-centric event. A clear 99.9% of those in attendance were male. Not kidding. The obsession with protecting the history physical of cycling remains a male dominated. Continue reading