Three of us rode Darwin-Katherine-Kununarra-Perth and across the Nullarbor to Adelaide then back up the Centre via Alice Springs to Darwin.
WA was in the mid 40s celsius (December), so we all discarded heavy clothing because the Nullarbor at that time of year would be hot.
The Ocean breeze wasn't accounted for and it was not weather for brass monkeys.
We were forced to tale-gate each other, bravely taking it in turn to lead the trio of shivering riders.
So we were forced to improvise.
We found some discarded clothing (and a functioning watch!) beside the road but my mate here used his 'swag' and some rabbit fur to survive that leg of the journey.
In 2005, Swedish designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin began work on a joint masters thesis in response to new laws requiring cyclists under the age of 15 to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle. The new law left many Swedish cyclists wondering if helmet laws for adults would soon follow, so the duo behind Hövding used the public's concern as an opportunity for groundbreaking innovation.
They began surveying people on the streets to understand exactly why urban cyclists were choosing not to wear a helmet. This research led Haupt and Alstin to believe the best helmet they could create would need to be invisible. The Hövding Invisible Helmet is a fabric collar containing a built-in airbag designed to inflate around a cyclist's head on impact. The fabric shells of the collar are replaceable and meant to be changed based on weather and style, which makes for a stylish piece of safety gear that will save your hair and, most importantly, your life.