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  1. Lawrence of Arabia and his Belstaff Jacket

    Lawrence of Arabia and his Belstaff Jacket

    The start of a new year always means the potential for adventure and discovery. No man has adventured further than TE Lawrence, whose intrepid spirit is celebrated here by Rob Ryan.

    It is the time of year when we look to the coming 12 months and begin to plan our trips away, perhaps conjuring up something that will challenge us and rise above the humdrum. But what if behind you lies the adventure of a lifetime, impossible to top? This has long been a problem facing those who find fame early in life. Take TE Lawrence, who, as well as being an explorer and archeologist, travelling in some of the world’s remotest regions, had led the Arab Revolt in 1916-18 against the Ottoman Empire.

    The image of this slight, blond man in flowing robes at the head of a daring camel-mounted guerilla army caught the imagination of the British public and he subsequently had unwelcome adulation thrust upon him. ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ was sickened by war, suspicious of his celebrity status, but,

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  2. Motorcycle mayhem: the Isle of Man TT

    Motorcycle mayhem: the Isle of Man TT

    Each summer, the tranquil island in the Irish Sea becomes the home of one of the most exciting road races in the world, as Richard Holt reports.

    The Isle of Man is a self-governed tax haven sitting midway between Belfast and Blackpool. For most of the year, it is a sleepy, picturesque island where children are entertained by tales of Celtic folklore. But for two weeks at the end of May and the beginning of June, motorcycle mayhem is unleashed. The Isle of Man is a self-governed tax haven sitting midway between Belfast and Blackpool.

    For most of the year, it is a sleepy, picturesque island where children are entertained by tales of Celtic folklore. But for two weeks at the end of May and the beginning of June, motorcycle mayhem is unleashed. The first Tourist Trophy race took place in 1907 around a 15-mile course on the island's public roads.

    In 1911, it was expanded to the Snaefell Mountain Course, which is just under 38 miles long. The first long-course race was

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  3. BMG Legend Jacket Reviewed by RoadRunner Magazine

    Jacket Naming Contest Winner ! Jacket Naming Contest Winner !When the company reached out a year ago about a brand-new jacket they wanted us to test in preproduction we happily obliged. With a few cruisers and vintage bikes still in the stable, I spent the summer and fall riding around in what is now called the Legend jacket.

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