Inspired by the sense of adventure and thrill of survival associated with long distance randonneuring Temple Project presents its Galactic Collection featuring the men’s Lunar kit and the women's Orion kit. In 2013 we signed up for the Bali 400, which would see us riding through the night with a front row seat to enjoy the night sky in hi-def. For an idea of what it was like you can check out a short ride report below.
The women’s kit we’ve christened the Orion kit featuring an eclectic palette of celestial colours; rouge red, fuscia, and teal. The bib shorts feature a high quality Italian fabric combined with a Cytech chamois for long-ride comfort, breathability, and support. The suspender is elastic enough to provide secure comfort when in the riding position and features a detachable clip so you don’t have to remove your jersey to get access for bathroom breaks. The jersey is a slightly more relaxed fit compared to the men’s with a traditional collar (your request, ladies).
- Bib short – Italian fabric, Cytech pad, easy access clip, reflective strip for visibility
- Jersey – relaxed cut, breathable and comfortable technical fabrics
Bali 400 - A Night to Remember
Back in 2013 we signed up for our first long distance audax, the Bali 400. It would be the first time doing over 200 for all of us and we entered the event undertrained but overoptimistic. After a hot climb up over Kintamani we plunged down into Lovena and off towards Gilimanuk with the sun setting in front of us. That evening we were treated to the most zen cycling experience ever. In the early hours of the morning as a group of 6 riders in single file we took turns pulling on the front as we snaked through Bali's national forest. With only the front rider's light illuminating the road we were a ghost train shrouded in the luminescent red hue of our taillights. To our right and left we could barely make out the faint outline of trees against the dark blue pockmarked sky as the faint roar of tire on asphalt and occasional freewheeling ‘click-clack’ accentuated the silence of the night. Despite the fatigue and seemingly unbearable weight of road grime coked to our eyelids we laboured through the last few hours of darkness to our final destination of Uluwatu.