October 21st, 2014
Well as the weather forecast alluded to, today the UK was being lashed by the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo worked it was across the Atlantic. So, this was the perfect day to start using my new Rukka gear which arrived yesterday. Having not worn textiles for ages, it took a little getting used to, especially the weight. The jacket is bigger, and a broader than my Alpinestars jacket, but even with the thermal lining removed, is lovely and warm. So far so good, but despite the forecast warning of serious downpours, not a drop fell on me all day. I'll be able to give a more detailed review in a month or so, which I'll update into the kit section.
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My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.