RAPHA is not a lifestyle. It’s a brand. They make some really purtty stuff. Got money? Buy their shit. That’s why you make money. But don’t try to pawn it off like it’s anything more than your recent credit card transaction. You don’t suddenly need a custom handmade steel bike from Portland and you don’t need to start using embro in the summer because now you think you should. You’re that same guy who came out a couple of years ago in yellow jersey, remember? If you were a decent human being then, you still are. If you were a douche, guess what. Do what you like but don’t try to model yourself off to me. I get enough of that shit on my TV. Thanks.
“Cadel looked for the opportunity, the chance to take time, while the Schlecks looked like they were trying to avoid losing it. It’s a subtle difference, but again in the mental game it puts them on the back foot and then the doubts perhaps start developing.”—Why Evans Beat The Schleck Brothers | Cyclingnews.com