Given that Father’s Day is a construct of the greetings card industry, and there is no real reason to celebrate either parent on one particular day of the year, please do not feel compelled to splash some cash on your doting daddy.
That said, should you wish to present papa with a little something cycling-related, because he’s a top man and deserves some extra appreciation, we’re here to help. We are good like that.
Let’s face it, your dad is the type to rock the same shades he did 20 years ago. It’s time for an upgrade, pops. I won’t push too far though. Take one of Alba Optics’ classic frame styles and you’ve got all the style with no less tech.
No bike racing? No problem. Ours is the best, boldest and most beautifully-illustrated storytelling in sport, whether chatting to Chris Froome and Marcel Kittel, or introducing future talents like Trinidad’s Teniel Campbell. With the packed summer racing season (fingers crossed) and our 100th issue coming this winter, there’s no better time to get the world’s finest cycling magazine through your letterbox – all for the monthly price of a couple of coffees.
With two young children at home, this lockdown period has turned coffee from a luxury to a necessity. I’ve recently taken the next step in coffee obsession by acquiring a grinder, so am now on the hunt for tasty beans to experiment with. While I don’t have the subtlety of palette to sense things like “a surprising taste of candied caramel and the soft mouthfeel of Belgian chocolate mousse”, I am nevertheless fully confident that it will taste like very delicious coffee. And while the Flandrian Lion on the front might not affect the flavour in any way, it’s got a Flandrian Lion on the front.
Vadolibero Kryon wall-mounted bike storage
The new shed arrived this week. Finally, the hallway will be clutter-free and the paint no longer scuffed after years of abuse. How to arrange our bikes in a suitably organised way? These storage hangers are practical, safe and sexy – a bit like me [You’ve gone too far this time, Ed]. They are also jolly expensive, but that’s why we had three kids: to keep us in the manner to which we’ve become accustomed. They won’t mind chipping in for dear old dad, surely?
What my dad would really enjoy is a Rouleur cover jigsaw puzzle, but we don’t do them – yet. Can someone have a word? He could definitely use a decent notebook though. Being much more practically creative than I am, I can easily imagine him using it to sketch out his latest creation for the garden, with a pencil he’s sharpened with a Stanley knife. These days it’s more likely to be a wooden toy for one of his grandchildren.
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