The secret life of pants (and other news).

by Mark on April 22, 2017 · 5 comments

Hello strangers.

It’s amazing how effectively two small children can curtail cycling adventures isn’t it?

So you might have been wondering what I’ve been doing during these last couple of years.

One project I’ve been working on is a craft beer subscription business called Imperial Beer Club, specialising in boxes of really interesting high strength beers.

I also ordered some new pants on the internet last weekend.

One of the things about having a mail order business is a heightened interest in parcel tracking, and these new pants have been all over the place in the last week!

They started in the Netherlands, before being shipped (in the wrong direction) to Germany and from there to the UK, where I’ve tracked their progress through a series of depots to a newsagent in North London where they are waiting for me to collect this morning.

I hope they fit.

So why am I telling you all this?

Well somewhat ironically the first outing for these new pants is a trip to the Netherlands.

When I step off the ferry at 8am tomorrow not only will the pants will have gone full circle, but I’ll be starting my next bike trip – from Hoek van Holland to Calais via Rotterdam, Antwerp, Gent and Brugge – sampling some of the local fare along the way.

By which I mean beer.


I’ll be blogging about the beers over at the beer club, but I’ll add a few updates here too.

See you tomorrow.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane April 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Bon voyage Mark. May the wind be always at your back


Mark April 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

Ha – probably more like the rain in my face looking at the weather forecast! (But at least the beer will be good)


Su April 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

Great to hear this, looking forward to amusing photographs and long complicated descriptions of beverages!


Su April 23, 2017 at 9:16 am

PS the beer club link has part of the URL missing so its not working!


Mark April 23, 2017 at 9:52 am



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