Month: March 2014

Bike News

In awe of merino baselayers

Baselayers are just vests that don’t need to cost much, discuss? With baselayers from Vulpine and Rapha costing just shy of £100, it doesn’t seem like such a silly question. So it’s worth shifting the question and asking something along the lines of “can you wear your baselayer twice without smelling like a wet dog”? …

Baselayers

Chapeau Merino Base Layers

Having invested in my first Rapha kit, I set around sorting a complimentary baselayer, and the only way was merino. The Rapha jersey was a long-sleeve, slightly heavier weight, winter version, so to increase the versatility I was after a long-sleeve and a short-sleeve base. The Rapha baselayers, lovely as they might have been, were …

Bike News

Genesis Volare – What were they thinking

The Madison Genesis road race team have one of the most striking colour schemes in the Elite road series, with their navy blue, turquoise and orange kit which combines a classic look with modern lines. The impact is stunning and compares favourably with the other competitive ‘retro’ team in the Elite peloton, Rapha Condor JLT. …

Opinion

Sergio Henao out of Sky team

The Guardian have just reported that one of their riders, Sergio Henao, will not participate in any races for 8 weeks, following concerns over his out-of-competition testing and the results. Sky have proactively flagged their concern to the UCI and asked for help in understanding (and interpreting) the results. It’s reassuring to now see teams …

Design News

Has Facebook got a future?

Facebook has grown-up, and with that it’s lost the youthful ‘fun’ elements that drew everyone towards it, and it’s now weighed down by all the serious commercial money-grabbing negatives that make being an adult that little bit more miserable. No so long ago Facebook was used by young people as a way of contacting each …

Design News

Exam passed – Adobe Photoshop CS6 Adobe Certified Associate

Last night, after a false start with the Certiport service last week, I passed my Photoshop CS6 ACA exam. The exam consisted of 41 questions, both multiple-choice and practical questions, over 50 minutes in the exam at New College (Swindon). In the spirit of transparency, here’s the breakdown of the exam scores: 1 – Setting …