With Needles Rebuild gaining hype and resale prices trending up, it’s about time I mention some smaller Japanese brands that do similar remake work but can be found for much lower prices, assuming you can even find them at all. There’s a lot of flavors of patchwork, from punk and crust inspired clothes to boro patchwork and unconventional stitching. I’ve collected as many as I could think of here, though I ignored some labels like Kapital and Remi Relief because they’re already pretty well known.
Had my first group ride with Life Time Fitness tonight! Since I normally do the run thing and they don’t allow tri bikes in the group (and rightfully so), I haven’t taken advantage of the Cycle Club. But now that I have my road bike, I really hope to join the bike group more. This first ride was great! I rode 20 miles with the B group and it was very enjoyable.
Normally I wouldn’t show up for a new group dressed in my Ironman garb. With some bikers, though, it’s necessary to let them know that you know what you are doing or they will talk down to you. Sorry guys, but I’m referring to you. I don’t need anyone mansplaining to me how to ride my bike. There are 3 guys out there for every woman and sometimes the testosterone gets a little overwhelming.
The best thing about LTF rides is that they had 2 bike leads for every pace group. There is absolutely no pressure to slow down or hurry up. I ended up averaging a little over 17 mph which was very comfortable and enjoyable for 20 miles. Rode every mile with a smile on my face.