Arran: notes from a Scottish isle

© David Rae

The Isle of Arran, a kidney-bean shaped island off the west coast of Scotland, is a perfect introduction to Scotland, offering an introduction to the ways and whims of island life as well as a taste of the raw beauty of the western isles. The largest island in the Firth of Clyde, Arran is easily accessible via …

(No) Native New Yorker

© Satish Indofunk

It was stinking hot in Manhattan last week – post-thunderstorm, postseason NBA and post-numerous sleepless nights for me bar hopping round town. Just the right time to give the Citibike a spin: like many New Yorkers, I would be trying these out for the first time. Right down to the financial institution sponsorship, this was …

The custodians of Torm

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“Sigh… can everyone stop ripping off my shit please?” tweeted Rapha co-founder Luke Scheybeyer in October 2010, having pointed to the product pages of Torm. He was suggesting that the startup cycle-clothing company based in Broadstairs, Kent, was getting a little close to the bone with its figure-hugging, classic-styled Sportswool jerseys. Not long after Scheybeyer’s micro-rant, …

Guest post: the theory of relativity

© EnKayTee

speed is similar to a family funeral or wedding; all relative. we are disparate inhabitants of the same world, trying hard to remain insouciant in such matters, pretending not to train in the same way that we told our schoolday peers that we never studied for exams. the blame currently falls mostly upon television coverage …