“I began to get the impression that the north is a land of very narrow, very thin margins. Man of course is a biological improbability at the best of times – if you wanted to design something that could live on this earth, you wouldn’t design a man. And in the north, in many respects we’re at our greatest and most grotesque…”
If you are a cyclist, you absolutely have to check out he Rapha Continental series. I have been following the series for awhile now, they are always superbly shot and are the perfect inspiration to get out the door and into the saddle.
The latest in the series, Assynt, really caught my eye. The video focuses on a ride through North-West Scotland past the shores of Loch Assynt and it is absolutely incredible. The music fits the dark, gloomy, wet ride perfectly highlighting the struggle to take on not only long miles by bicycle but the Scottish weather as well. Hail, rain and the seldom burst of sunlight through the clouds. The filmography is, in my opinion, the best I have yet seen from Rapha and that is saying a lot. The incredibly tiring and challenging ride through the elements looks absolutely beautiful and strangely peaceful.
And lest I forget the riders are well outfitted in Rapha kits.