Getting new gear ALWAYS makes for an exciting occasion; as you get your box or package, tear it open like it’s Christmas (for those of you that observe,) and hold up high your new item as if it’s the magic piece you’ve been missing, the shining star to some more speed! Well, this describes my experience anyways (including, but not limited to: excited jumping and dancing, squealing like a 13 year old at a Justin Bieber concert, and the all-important fist pump, with the rare and exclusive double fist pump making the occasional appearance.)
|Matching blue & black gloves|
|Because, euro caps are AWESOME!|
So, you could only imagine my excitement as I picked up my new Champion System Canada kits from FedEx; months and months in the making, to finally get the 9lb box in my fist pumping hands was beyond a Bieber worthy squeal! Getting home and frantically tearing open the box, I could hardly contain my excitement as the “holy shit” and “golly gee whiz!”poured from my mouth whilst item after item landed in front of me. It was like Christmas in July.
|Feeling just a LITTLE excited|
Wearing the cycling kit pretty much immediately (new kit = the BEST reason to go for a ride,) I was absolutely astonished and blown away not only by the fit and comfort, but also by how professionally the sublimation had been done. Down to every little detail, I felt like I was ready for the peleton (well, a slow moving peleton anyways.)
|I’m amazed I didn’t drop my phone!|
The running kit was equally as fantastic, but the true crown jewel was the two separate triathlon kits I had made; a one piece for Half Ironman and shorter distance races, and the two piece for anything longer (or exceptionally hot half distance races.) They were unlike any material I’ve ever felt, their fitment was absolute perfection, and the comfort was something else. They fit so well it felt like I was wearing nothing at all, with NO tight spots or concern areas.
|A preview of what I’ll be racing on course this year!|
Suffice to say, ANYONE can have this quality, and not necessarily with the massive orders required for most distributers. You can even get one kit made! Check out their website HERE to see what they can do for you or your club. I was blown away by my kits, and everyone who’s seen any components of them have given super positive feedback.
As if that’s not enough excitement for one post, here’s some more! My support team is growing, and I’m excited to say that GRAY WHEELS has come on board (or, rather, that I’ve climbed on board of them!! Pun intended.) I’ve had the pleasure to race them once so far (during the Vancouver Half Ironman, race report to come,) and I’m impressed. They have an excellent team behind them, and being based locally you can test some of the wheels out before you buy!! If you’re interested in trying them out or buying a set (they retail for much less than the big name wheels like ZIPP, Reynolds, Shimano, etc,) check out their website HERE to see what they have on tap to serve your needs! Everything from an ultra-light climber (the High Modulus 4.0) to the wind-dissecting carbon disc wheel, they got you covered with everything in between. Aero wheels, aero helmets, and a well fitting aero bike are the three most advantageous items to get the most out of your hard work on race day, giving you more watt-saving aerodynamics to go faster with less effort.
|The Gray Cycling 9.5 wheel set for a little more ‘ZOOM ZOOM’ on race day!|
The best part? Use discount code NK13 to snag a sweet 10% discount on your purchase!!! They have tons to look at, so have a cruise through.
Wow, that’s too much excitement for one day. Time to go do some training to prepare for the big Lake Stevens 70.3 on sunday! Be safe everyone!!