Dan Yeomans Blog

  • Posted by dan
  • 23 December 2010

My new home is a nice apartment in a Swiss ski resort called Engelberg, an old creaky swiss chalet with front door step covered in ice and windows that let the howling wind through.

Apart from working we have had a few lovely days of powder snow and a little hiking in some perfect powder.


I'll be writing a monthly blog to keep you updated with some sweet photos and tasty video.


Here are a couple of photos of me and Ralph making our way to a nice fresh couloir and catching some beautiful scenery along the way.



DON’T ORDER!

  • Posted by hollie
  • 22 December 2010

….well, not really, you can of course still place your orders with us online.

But due to the lovely festive mix of bad weather, courier backlogs and our warehouse having their stock take, we aren’t going to be able to process or dispatch any orders until we’ve polished off all the mince pies and are able to waddle back to the office on the 29th of December (next Wednesday)

I’ll be in the office until about 5pm tomorrow, so if you need a hand with anything just give me a call (…well, not ‘anything’ … I can’t wrap your presents or make you mulled wine, but anything order-related I’ll do my best to help)

Have a very merry (white) Christmas!

Below is a picture my mate Fenrich took of a snowy looking Aberporth beach last night.  Beautiful.

Snow - Work = Play

  • Posted by ruben
  • 17 December 2010

Guide to snow

1cm - Can still get to work. Unsatisfying.

5cm - Schools closed, people start walking
like the marionettes from Thunderbirds.

10cm - Wear walking boots to work.
Snowmen appear on lawns.

15cm - Bike wheels collect ice and snow.
Braking gets interesting. Kettle works overtime.

20cm - Get your snowboard out and build the
biggest jump you can in the local park.

25cm - Head for the hills.

There are a few empty seats in the office today. The snow is coming back.

If you place an order over the weekend, we will get your parcel over the mountain to the
outside world on Monday and it should be with you by Christmas, depending on the snow.

Don't forget the 50 things under £50 offer, which is full of great last minute gift ideas.

See the Men's here
See the Women's here

Just to let you know, we're running low on a lot of sizes already so if
there's something you like, order now before it sells out.

Ashley Charles: Beach Bum

  • Posted by will
  • 17 December 2010

The days of enjoying the beach sans wetsuit/big coat seem already to be long gone and still so far away. Despite this Ashley Charles has a video and photo story up about his life by the beach and his enduring love of life by the sea. Ashley is a long time resident of Bournemouth and while having travelled to most corners of the globe he still gravitates back to the Dorset seaside. He has written a short piece about why he hasnt moved to the big smoke and is happy in a town more renowned for its OAPs by the sea (inevitable stereotype i know). The video illustrates another advantage to living by the sea in having a great length of seafront to explore by bike and one that at this time of year is all but deserted. Take a look at the picture story here.

Scotland delivery times

  • Posted by ruben
  • 13 December 2010

Hello Scottish friends,

Because of impending snow, Royal Mail and Parcel force have only
given us a small time frame in which we can guarantee delivery of
orders to certain parts of Scotland in time for Christmas.

If you live in Scotland and need your package before the big day, you
will need to place your order before 12pm on Thursday 16th December
in order for us to guarantee it gets there in time.

Until then, please quote the code: SCOTS on the website checkout or
over the phone and we will give you free postage and make sure your order gets priority.

The postcode areas where we can guarantee delivery start with the letters:
KA, ML, EH, G, KY, FK, PA, DD, PH and AB

Unfortunately we can't guarantee pre-Christmas deliveries to the following
postcode areas: IV, KW, ZE and HS (Highlands and Islands), but we will
make sure your stuff gets to you eventually.

So, batten down the hatches folks and stay warm!

Watch this…

  • Posted by ruben
  • 9 December 2010

Go and put the kettle on, make yourself a cup of tea and please watch this.

It has to be the most beautiful and moving surf video I've seen in a long time, maybe ever.

One of those glimpses into another world that makes you want to change your life, unless you're lucky enough to feel as passionate about what you do already.

Thanks to Lizzie on our Facebook page for linking me to this.

56 MPH

  • Posted by james m
  • 6 December 2010

56 Miles Per Hour is a speed that I am very familiar with. The top speed of my old van (on the flat, on a good day), apparently great for the old fuel consumption (important to someone with fists as tight as mine), and a figure that I once again became very familiar with this past summer.

This was my favourite roadtrip of 2010, perhaps the most memorable ever; a 2 week trek around Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Many thousand miles of tarmac, several Elk spottings and a great crew of 5 equally grubby bike riders.. All at 56MPH in a 1976 VW camper.

We trundled up to the Maxi Avalanche race in Are (Sweden) - an incredible part of the world and the craziest bike race I have ever been in! Racing started on a lunar landscape, plummeted through the high pastures and finished by pounding through the rock infested singletrack of the lower slopes, all bar to bar with several hundred other hooligans.

howies’ winter 2009 catalogue claimed Sweden as ‘Super Nice’. Believe me, the words are true! Inspired by the countryside, the cool wheels and the nutty racing, I'll be back for more in 2011 no doubt about it.

For a little flashback to summer and to sign yourself up for one of the best mountain bike races on the planet, check out: www.avalanchecup.com.

Thanks to the MaxiAvalanche organisers for putting on such a great event and helping us get the van started.. And HI5! to Riders Refuge, Kingdom Bike, Shinny Racing and of course howies.

Photo by Chris@kingdombike.com

T-Shirt of the Month

  • Posted by ruben
  • 2 December 2010

In case you were unaware, it's National Tree Week.

So in honour of our forest friends we've brought back a tree-inspired
old favourite for our T-shirt of the Month.

Keep Them Vertical is available on men's or women's Heather tees.

And 10% of the profits will go to The Tree Council charity.

National Tree Week Keep Them Vertical - Men's Chamonix - Men's Rear View - Men's Adventure Capitalist - Men's Men's Tees Prozac Helps - Women's Whistler Calling - Women's Adventure Capitalist - Women's Women's Tees

The best thing since (un)sliced bread

  • Posted by hollie
  • 12 November 2010

Doh Boy is leading the fight for a return to simple.

To good old fashioned bread that tasted of something and yet contained no fat.

He and his army are on the move again and will be marching to Sheffield tomorrow, filling the bellies of hungry people at the Interesting North talks with the help of Dan McTiernan from The Handmade Bakery
John and a few of the guys from the LITF Institute are going to be on hand helping Dan with all the kneading and baking - making sure that no one sneaks off to the nearest supermarket for a sandwich by giving them some of that proper hand made bread along side some soup.

Tom and Tidy in the printshop have printed them their very own Doh Boy uniforms to wear too (under Doh boy's strict instructions)

On top of that, all the proceeds will be going to The Archer Project, who help the homeless and vulnerable.

If you aren't off to the talks tomorrow, you can always give the old handmade bread a crack at home - here's Doh boy's very own recipe. - although the guys at LITF have advised using 20g of salt, rather than the 30g stated...(bad Doh boy!)

God that Handmade Bakery website looks good.

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