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It’s raining right this moment, however I rode anyway, since not solely do I’ve a wonderfully good rain bike…

…however due to Vulpine I even have a wonderful rain jacket:

Right here’s what it seems like on an growing old moist schlub:

Certain, there are cheaper methods to remain dry, however that is properly lower and fairly comfy, and this previous September I even donned it earlier than descending an enormous mountain:

That story is at present with a official publication and as quickly as they determine to legitimately publish it I’ll let you realize.

Talking of Vulpine, I’ve additionally been getting good use out of this insulated using shirt:

It’s heat, it’s comfortable, and it affords you loads of mobility while you’re pretending to inflate your tire whereas being pressured to put on a helmet:

I additionally nonetheless put on their denims just about on daily basis, on the bike and off, they usually’ve been fairly sturdy whereas providing sweatpant-like consolation. Actually you’d be onerous pressed to seek out somebody with higher bike commuting apparel than me–and but I’ve nowhere to commute to, go determine.

Shifting on, in non-haberdashery information, keep in mind how again in 2016 Zipp/SRAM/and many others. got here out with a wheel formed like a whale fin?

Effectively I simply noticed on the VeloNews that they’re suing another firm for copying it:

Although if anyone is gonna sue anyone shouldn’t it’s the whales suing SRAM?

Both approach, you’ve acquired to understand the advertising and marketing savvy of “inventor” Dimitrios Katsanis:

Who based mostly the whole gimmick idea on some random whale paper from 1995:

The patents describe a rim or spokes with an “undulating configuration” that’s mentioned to cut back aerodynamic drag, particularly in crosswinds. Among the many publications cited within the patents is “Hydrodynamic Design of the Humpback Whale Flipper,” printed within the Journal of Morphology in 1995.

From what I can inform, Katsanis does have an extended and achieved profession each in and past biking, however I’m nonetheless keen to guess that on this explicit occasion he thought the phrase “morphology” was cool and labored backwards from there.

All that apart although, if Princeton is arguing that their wheel is any completely different from SRAM’s, then their case has extra holes than a whale’s baleen:

However perhaps they’re arguing one thing else, and in that case I can’t be bothered to seek out out what, as a result of I’ve no real interest in gimmicky wheels past laughing at them and so I’ve formally stopped caring as of the top of this sentence.

I’m nonetheless thinking about aquatic mammals, although:

That fin would make a implausible rim.

Lastly, given my tribulations over the flawed design of the first-generation C-File rear derailleur, it’s good to know I can all the time improve to the revised model:

At that worth clearly I ordered two of them.



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