Earlier this year, Brooks announced they would award 50 top Brooks dealers across the globe with a limited edition White Swallow saddle. The 50 saddles would be numbered and awarded at Eurobike and Interbike. North Central Cyclery was one of the top US dealers to receive the coveted saddle.

It arrived in a non-descript cardboard box, in a linen bag, wrapped in bubble-wrap. I had imagined an armored vehicle, and armed gaurds; but I guess they were going for the quiet, under-the-radar approach.

It’s a beauty.