Rohan Outdoor Clothes Shop Welcome to Rohantime the home of the Rohan Community Rohantime is all about Rohan. Encouraging dialog about the products Rohan make, the activities shared and the issues that are important to us all. Rohantime offers us a number of ways to join in. Read the posts and leave a comment by clicking on ÛÏLeave a CommentÛ at the bottom of any post and follow the instructions to join the conversations. Let us know what you think. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Upload photoÛªs to Rohantime Flickr Check out the Rohantime forum. Think about writing your own story for Rohantime. Trips you have made, places and times that stick in your memory, Rohan products that you love or hate. Write it down and send it to us with photoÛªs please. If you have vintage Rohan garments, photoÛªs, press releases, in fact, anything that you may like to share, please send them to us and we will make sure that they are documented and returned. Please click the link to get started. From all the Rohan Team Since Rohantime was introduced, weÛªve had quite a few people asking us how the name for our Rohan community website came about. IÛªll start with a multiple choice question. Did the idea for Rohantime come from: A) A brainstorming session in a Regus meeting room (hired by the hour) with several Û÷brand consultantsÛª dressed in short-sleeved shirts (wearing Û÷creativeÛª loud ties) writing up their Û÷blue sky, out of the boxÛª ideas on fancy big flipcharts? B) A couple of middle-aged outdoor enthusiasts on an (extremely) relaxed mountain bike ride in the Peak, fuelled only by a full breakfast and a big flask of tea, sitting around in the grass talking about Rohan (more as an excuse for a crafty breather than anything else)? If you think the answer is A, youÛªre probably looking at the wrong website. If you know the answer must be B, then chances are, youÛªre a proper Rohanist, so hereÛªs the story. Last Summer, I was out in the South Peak with John Beatty. Now, John will be familiar to all of you lucky enough to catch his wonderful audio-visual presentation at our recent event in the Lake District. Naturally, John is an amazing photographeråÊcheck out his websiteåÊand try and catch up with theåÊWild Vision touron the road now. But thatÛªs not what makes him such great company. ItÛªs obviously closely related to the photography, but the thing about John that makes him so interesting to be around is that he sees things. He sees things that ordinary people donÛªt. ItÛªs quite astonishing. Whether itÛªs physical things like the first swallow of the year or a rare plant tucked away under a boulder or something more transient like the unusual way the light catches a spiderÛªs web or the reflection of a tree in a rock pool, he see things that most people donÛªt even notice. The upshot is: when youÛªre out with John, you finish the day, knowing more than you did at the start. And youÛªre usually pretty knackered too. As usual, weÛªd met at the fantastic cafÌ© at Outside in Calver Sough. Our route was to be Parsley Hey to Monsal Dale via Pilsley and Sheen, down to Wetton Mill (another cafÌ©), up and over into Hartington and then the slow grind up Hartington Dale back to Parsley Hey. In all, about 25 miles through deep valleys, trails, woodland and country lanes. In short, plenty of time to think. Early in the day I was chatting to John, explaining that we were planning to introduce a new website for Rohanists. It was going to be a place where we could all talk to each other, a place to exchange views, swap contacts, discuss the gear, talk about where weÛªd been and what we were planning to do. The problem was, we didnÛªt have a name for it. I left it with him. For some time, John has been mulling over the concept that we (all of us, Rohanists included) need a space away from our regular, busy working lives. A space that we own, that is personal, reflective, restorative, fulfilling. A time to be ourselves. ItÛªs a concept thatÛªs clearly influenced JohnÛªs creative work although, interestingly, he says itÛªs only recently that heÛªs consciously understood it. ItÛªs obvious that it wasnÛªt just the cogs on JohnÛªs bike that were turning like crazy that day, because at some stage in the ride, he made the magic connection and slammed on his brakes. ÛÏPhil, I think IÛªve got it. ItÛªs like the time weÛªre having now. The time away. Doing stuff for ourselves.Û Out came the flask. ÛÏWe should call it RohantimeÛ, he said. And straight away, it sounded great. And I knew it was right. So, what does it mean? Well, for me, Rohantime is the time you spend doing the things you love. Doing the things you want to do ÛÒ rather than the things you have to do ÛÒ or the things you need to do to earn a few quid. ItÛªs simple really, Rohantime is about the time you spend doing the things that make you who you are. So, there you are. I started the day intending to have a bit of Û÷RohantimeÛª. In the morning, though, I didnÛªt know it was called that. By the end of the day, IÛªd learnt something. I had a name for it. And, yes, after a 25 mile bike ride, I was pretty knackered too. Phil RothwellåÊRohanåÊmarketing team PhotoÛªsåÊJohn Beatty Phil is wearing aåÊRohan Windshadow Jacket Help choose aåÊstrapline for Rohantime
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