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Adventure is only a state of mind

Adventure is only a state of mind

Adventure is stretching yourself; mentally, physically or culturally. It is about doing what you do not normally do, pushing yourself hard and doing it to the best of your ability.
  • howies is 18 years old today.

    9:32 AM - 9 Jun
  • Thunder, lightening and rain ended racing an hour early. So the beer flowed. http://t.co/XPfnDQPZDl

    10:14 PM - 8 Jun
  • Rain face. castellicycling http://t.co/PNikkkKit5

    5:24 PM - 8 Jun
  • It's just started to pour, and riders are carrying brollies. castellicycling http://t.co/WqOiPejg5X

    3:54 PM - 8 Jun
  • The day time squad just arrive with fresh legs and humour. castellicycling http://t.co/YE0z0iMCzm

    7:09 AM - 8 Jun
  • 9 hours of riding, 15 hours to go and the night shift team are beginning to show signs of wear and tear. @CastelliCycling

    4:43 AM - 8 Jun
  • It's dawn in feltre and the cocks are crowing.

    3:09 AM - 8 Jun
  • Ruben just broke a speedplay cleat in a pit crash but is struggling on for now. http://t.co/ht6iwBgKsv

    3:08 AM - 8 Jun
  • 5 of our riders have gone to bed. 5 on the night shift with a 19 lap per hour target. @CastelliCycling

    12:22 AM - 8 Jun
  • 24 hour changing room http://t.co/JkG2XX5psU

    10:55 PM - 7 Jun
  • It becomes real when you pin on the number. @castelliclothing http://t.co/v48tUqHJf7

    5:19 PM - 7 Jun
  • Kings of the cafe stop. #feltre24 http://t.co/xl13jNcI8W

    11:25 AM - 7 Jun
  • Off to warm up in the Dolomites. http://t.co/M5309f8Yvq

    10:09 AM - 7 Jun
  • Guess this is the gear problem. #weaklink http://t.co/DmgEoybUwd

    8:56 AM - 7 Jun
  • A late night espresso makes for a late night.

    12:12 AM - 7 Jun
  • Took us a litre of water, two tissues and 15 minutes to get a beetle out of Rubens eye. http://t.co/PnZBv7B2eI

    3:02 PM - 6 Jun
  • Cardigan sky's. http://t.co/JYSifYINsR

    6:47 PM - 5 Jun
  • Words of adventure. #microadventure http://t.co/zltWqMYckC

    4:22 PM - 5 Jun
  • Our women's #microadventure tee. Set up camp, light the fire, dinner then out come the toasting forks. http://t.co/o6SAaGwWxf

    4:10 PM - 5 Jun
  • Packing bikes in boxes to head off to race.

    2:51 PM - 5 Jun
  • Bikes = freedom New tee out this week. http://t.co/SoCnb8lZZn

    12:16 PM - 5 Jun
  • Our Etape shirts is great for work and play. http://t.co/vSXsBi4YAo

    4:21 PM - 4 Jun
  • Resting in retirement out the back of our local bike shop. http://t.co/d4XAuYifvn

    3:29 PM - 4 Jun
  • Planning a journey. Early satnav working perfectly. http://t.co/t4uRPhOka8

    11:48 AM - 4 Jun
  • The office is split over the best salted nut between almonds, peanuts and cashew. And we just had a last minute entry for pistachio.

    11:36 AM - 4 Jun
  • Tidy mike is making the screens to print new tees designs from @rebeccajkaye @AnthonyOram and @eveizaak, and #microadventure tees this week.

    11:32 AM - 4 Jun
  • Just had the most exciting wool meeting since we discovered merino in the late 90's. We're going to have a great new product in autumn

    11:14 AM - 4 Jun
  • Tidy, our tee printer, is back from holiday and crafting new tees. http://t.co/434pzvqHuf

    9:31 AM - 4 Jun
  • Trying to get a brake cable down a top tube and out the little hole in a hurry sure is frustrating.

    5:01 PM - 3 Jun
  • Improve cake cutting. http://t.co/L07RuO1VVI

    9:16 AM - 2 Jun
  • A shirt for all bicycles. http://t.co/q0kil246jn

    4:14 PM - 1 Jun
  • Women's towpath shorts. Get them on and take the bike somewhere filthy. http://t.co/QIqUlLKBp6

    10:38 AM - 1 Jun
  • Towpath trousers cut for activity. http://t.co/VLGlWgQXK8

    10:36 AM - 1 Jun
  • If #google supported @Hughsfishfight.. #illustration http://t.co/rtPED21o0t

    10:30 AM - 1 Jun
  • A bed by the fire under the stars.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Talon marks in helmet. A buzzard didn't take kindly to us riding past her nest on the way home.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Dry ride, best bike, new Tarmac.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • The roads are shit at the moment.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Wood sheds empty. Back on splitting duties.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Bike wash lunch break.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Sunday tea.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Merino is good for running up a mountain, and good when running down as well. #cadairidrisrace

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Working on a plan

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • New beech leaf morning glow.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Work in progress

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Beach rider

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Kamakazi window bomber. Right as rain after a hot hand rest.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Nature is cool

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • kuroki 6 months in.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • No clothes have been designed here for a week as Hazel is riding the Macavalanche.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Nice day for a trail marathon. #preselibeast

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Weathers turning

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • The weekends here. Out we go.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Stone horse

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Why have 5 star accommodation when you can have 5,000,000?

    Whatever you get up to, have a great weekend.

    1:43 PM - 22 May
  • Bank Holidays;
    No email
    No texts
    No Facebook
    No Instagram
    No Twitter
    No Virtual World
    Just a real one
    and the sky is really HD

    10:54 AM - 1 May
  • Please Swipe Left.

    9:24 AM - 30 Apr
  • We've just received a top up of our best-selling men’s bib shorts.

    Circular knitted & padded for comfort, so all you have to worry about is the view.


    11:43 AM - 23 Apr
  • With Manchester done and dusted, we're getting ready for our next Sample Sale, which will be in London next Tuesday and Wednesday. Hope to see you there

    11:37 AM - 9 Apr
  • We're back for the last day of our Northern Sample Sale. Doors are open until 3pm and we still have plenty of gold left, all going at silver prices. Do drop by if you're about.

    9:23 AM - 8 Apr
  • We've just put some new T-shirt designs online. All our T-shirts are handprinted to order on our 100% Organic Cotton tees by Tom in the Printshop.

    2:56 PM - 2 Apr
  • Pop along to our Sample Sale in Manchester next Tuesday and Wednesday. Ade and Tom have filled a van full of lots of great stuff; there's a bit of Ventile, some Merino, denim, tees, bike kit and more. All gold. All at silver prices.

    2:50 PM - 2 Apr
  • To celebrate the arrival of British Summer Time we're running some Early Bird Offers until Sunday night. Don't miss your chance to get a few summery bargains before the sunshine arrives. http://www.howies.co.uk/early-birds-offer.html

    5:15 PM - 27 Mar
  • Some new T-Shirts from the howies Printshop are going online today.

    11:05 AM - 4 Mar
  • It's been a busy week in the Printshop

    11:37 AM - 20 Feb
  • Tom's been busy this week making screens and mixing ink for some new T-shirt designs.

    11:34 AM - 20 Feb
  • Our new men's jean has arrived, made using recycled plastic bottles: http://www.howies.co.uk/cone-mills-recycled-denim-jeans

    4:16 PM - 10 Feb
  • Tom will be hand printing all the riders tees for this year's Dyfi Enduro. Don't forget to order yours when you sign up on Sunday.

    12:42 PM - 30 Jan
  • This year, howies turns twenty years old.

    So as part of our misty eyed musings, we’ve put together a little montage of photos online from our last past twenty years.

    We started making clothing in July 1995... way back when we all had baggy jeans, funny hair and clumpy shoes and John Major was Prime Minister. Takes you back, doesn’t it?

    Things have changed a fair bit since then (especially that absurd bleach blonde hair-do of Pete’s), so it’s amusing to look back. Friends and faces, past and present, some of which we haven’t seen for a long time. Hope you’re all doing well, wherever you are.

    Anyway, here’s to another twenty. Enjoy.


    8:00 PM - 1 Jan
  • We're holding a London sample sale today only 'til 7pm. If you're about, drop by, there are bargains to be found. We're at Exposure, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BU goo.gl/sxsq1K

    11:36 AM - 13 Nov
  • Epic Denim jeans back in stock now. Here's a comparison with regular denim showing how good they are at keeping your boxers dry.

    9:45 AM - 12 Nov
  • On Thursday 13th November we’ll be heading down the M4 to London for a one day only sample sale. Find out more below.

    2:10 PM - 11 Nov
  • Say hello to Mr. Al Packer.

    Al Packer is the rather exotic chap who is responsible for a lot of the current knitwear we have in stock.

    He’s from The Andes mountain ranges in Peru originally and resembles a small Llama with bad teeth and a funny ginger afro (sorry Al).

    Known as the ‘Gold of the Andes’, his super soft wool is amazingly warm, with tiny microscopic air pockets that provide excellent thermal insulation for him in all extremes of weather.

    Al’s wool is also known for having a higher tensile strength than regular sheep’s wool, making it especially wear-resistant.

    Time to become best buddies, we think.


    10:18 AM - 16 Oct
  • Just as the leaves begin to fall, the first of our Autumn 2014 range starts to arrive.

    The first drop is online now and new stuff will be going up every week.

    Bye bye summer.

    8:24 AM - 5 Sep