Thursday, June 17, 2010

MEC Quarter Knickers

Not many years ago, I was mocked openly for wearing knickers about town. Gladly, attitudes have come around and they are more widely available. This spring I dished out for these MEC Quarter knickers and I'm glad I did. This is my sixth pair of long shorts and these might be my fav. They are a riding short pure and simple, with articulated knees and roomy crotch. Whisper light and stretchy with a two position top button for letting it out a bit. The rear waist features additional webbing for a U-lock. The front slash pockets are zippered, but mysteriously missing are the mid-thigh pockets. Great short, so it may be too late in the season to find any more.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sugoi RSR Short

I would have to say these are my running shorts. Not because I adore them, but because they are versatile with slash pockets in back and one inside. Of course running is not something to do with a pocketful of change, but occasionally there is something small that needs to come with. They're available in three colours, blue, black and grey. They are cut long and loose in the leg for the longer tan line and they have a mesh insert. The liner does ride up a bit, but nothing's perfect.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Exclusive Bike Club

It's a club I have never had any interest in, but my invitation came last week and I was powerless to resist.
I am the guy who snickered at bowed bike trays, caved in car roofs, and duct taped ski boxes.
But I can't do that anymore, 'cause I'm a new member of this group of gear crushers.
Make no mistake, I am embarrassed about it, emabarrassed to the core.
I've been throwing things on my Thule systems for nearly 20 years, and have never even had a close call.
No longer.
Now I can only snear at repeat offenders and hope I never join that club.