A Quick Recap

In Case You Missed It: June 4 – 11

murdered-out-watches-gear-patrol-lead Five Best Murdered-Out Watches
Best all-black watches: just add Batman’s favorite color, loads of lume and an even bigger dose of badassery. See the Watches: Here
Ducati-Quick-Spin-Gear-Patrol-Lead Quick Spin: Ducati Full Line
With free reign on development (and deeper pockets) thanks to new ownership, Ducati’s built a lineup that’s billed as faster, sexier and more nimble than anything they’ve produced before. After spending a day piloting five models (Multistrada Pikes Peak, Monster, Panigale, Streetfighter and Diavel) through the Catskill Mountains, it became clear that this may be their finest vintage yet, at least for the majority of their models. See the Motorcycles: Here
Capa-D-Day-Gear-Patrol-Lead Remembering D-Day: Ernie Pyle’s “The Horrible Waste of War”
June 6 marks the 70th year since the invasion of Normandy by Allied troops, the largest seaborne invasion in history in the largest war in history. It was just after the massive beachhead invasion of Operation Overlord had grabbed a toehold on the coast of France that war correspondent Ernie Pyle walked along the shoreline of one landing beach and looked out on what the invasion had left in its wake. This became the subject of his short piece, “The Horrible Waste of War”, published on June 16, 1944. Read the Story: Here
uncorked-rose-gear-patrol-lead A Learned Man’s Guide to Rosé
Rosé season is upon us, and while we generally advocate for consumption of pink wine year round, the same warm weather that begs for draping oneself in white linen and opening too many shirt buttons demands the freshness of a crisp, vibrant rosé. Here are our ten favorites. See the Wines: Here
Barry-Roubaix-Gear-Patrol-Lead Postcard: Barry Roubaix
GP heads to the Barry Roubaix dirt road race and comes away tired, angry, and fulfilled. See the Postcard: Here
perfect-gravel-bike-gear-patrol-lead Building the Perfect Gravel Grinder
Gravel racing has a spirit of adventure and the chip-on-the-shoulder toughness of a Leadville ultra. Here’s the specialized bike gear you’ll need to ride a gravel grinder. See the Gear: Here
Custom-Sunglasses-Gear-Patrol-Lead Three Custom Sunglass Makers
Three great reasons — one classic, one affordable, and one uber-customizable — to not settle for the doppelgänger shades everyone else is wearing. See the Shades: Here
Stanley-Cup-What-to-Watch-Gear-Patrol-Lead Why You Should Watch the Stanley Cup Finals
Game 5 of the Stanley Cup is tonight at 8 p.m. EDT; it could be the last of the series, as New York is down 0-3 to the Los Angeles Kings. Here’s why you should tune in. Read the Opinion: Here