So this arrived yesterday…Rapha Performance Skincare product. Woot! The soap smells incredible (da Mrs. said it smelled “masculine” which works) & I can’t wait to try everything out. Da packaging is dope to boot and I dream of climbing Ventoux some day so I was an easy mark.
OK - I know the douchebaggery quotient is borderline high with Rapha’s “slightly” overpriced products.
But I have to say Rapha won me over this Summer with their NYC pop-up Cycle Club/Shop in the East Village. Kudos to them & Mike Spriggs @GageDesoto welcometothebroadcast.com for a cool, geeky cycling vibe.
Plus Rapha’s ongoing cycling themed branded content (videos, journals, and photos) has always slayed me. I know. I know. I know. It’s pretentious…but the Dolomites!! Back-country gravel road rides!! The moustaches!! The sheer epic-ness!!
So with free shipping offer I was willing to part w/$45 to try it. Mad Alchemy Embrocation & DZNutz taint cream (both of which I LOVE and are my “go to” products de jour) are both around $20 a pop so the Rapha product is not out of line with other cycling skincare products.
BTW…click here for a proper, more literate review of the product by the always smart @Cycleboredom.
Now I just need to find an “Epic” enough Winter ride worthy of testing it out. Regular base mile laps in Prospect Park doesn’t cut it…snowy Brooklyn-9W-Brooklyn beckons!! Maybe a punishing upper 20s F Bear Mountain century post snow storm ride is worthy…Who’s in? Ha!