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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.
A new summit

A new summit

Sky running in North Wales
The 2012 Snowdon Race

  • 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
  • Early years London commuters

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • British Summer Time* - *weather to follow.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Helium sand Sheliums are now in our Exeter shop.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • 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. www.howies.co.uk

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • The hand written letter is a rare thing now.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Tough start to the morning run.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Deja vu

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • We have a red kite scouting nesting sites near hq. The Starling buffet is the draw.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Helium Shelium

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Nice day for a #lunchbreakout

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • 24 limited edition bars of this arrived for Easter.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Our new Helium & Shelium jackets are our lightest ever. They weigh less than your phone and are smaller than a banana (though not as tasty) - online now www.howies.co.uk

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Monday morning coffee in BOTB race mug.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Merino checking station. #battleonthebeach

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Head of timing. (HOT)

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Believer

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Pit stop

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Off #battleonthebeach

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • 650 all in sun cream

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Tyre pressures next

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • 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
  • http://www.howies.co.uk/20-years

    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.

    4:06 AM - 23 Feb
  • 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.

    http://www.howies.co.uk/20-years

    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.

    http://www.howies.co.uk/womens/womens-clothing/knitwear.html

    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
  • Steve Worland was a true original, a writer and a pioneer in the UK MTB scene who sadly passed away from a heart attack while running fast in Ashton Court, Bristol earlier this year.

    He was someone who spent countless hours in the woods either testing bikes and equipment, going out for a run, riding his bike for fun or simply enjoying the quiet and peaceful environment.

    howies have collaborated with the Steve Worland Memorial Fund and we are printing this limited edition memorial tee.

    £5 from the sale of every Remember Steve T-shirt – available until 31st August – will be donated to help pay for a memorial bench and defibrillator at Ashton Court in Bristol.

    Steve loved the countless trails that run through his local woodlands and was an important contributor to the sheer endless network of little tracks running through Leigh Woods, Ashton Court and all the pockets of woodland Bristol has to offer.

    The bench will be open to all and will be carved in tribute to Steve.

    Find out more at: http://steveworland.bike/

    9:30 AM - 25 Jul
  • A few new tees from the howies Printshop for the nice weather.

    11:00 AM - 17 Jul
  • We’ve just printed some new t-shirts for the big bicycle race through France that starts next week.

    Due to the amount of lawyers Le Tour have, we thought we probably shouldn’t refer to these as ‘Tour’ tees, or mention the term ‘Tour De France’ anywhere on them.Besides, ‘French Bike Race’ is way more catchy anyway.

    9:06 AM - 26 Jun
  • This new tee is all about herd mentality.

    We reckon they're all listening to Baa-bra Streisand...

    http://www.howies.co.uk/mens/clothing/t-shirts/bleats-heather.html?colour=180

    3:39 PM - 13 Jun