I wanted to give Mike and Scott at Club Ride a shout.
Recently I raced the Ridgeline Rampage, a local 60 mile race. My goal was to finish and do it under 6:30. I finished in 6:23 but could have done much better if their equipment didnít freak the crap out of me. As a big guy I sweat a lot. I mean not just get my clothes wet, but drip all over my bike run down my legs and soak my socks nasty sweat. The race started at 8:00 in the morning and the temps were cool around 55 degrees. As the day went on it became very hot and nasty. At one point my Garmin was telling me it was 105 so guessing air temp in the low 90ís. At this point is where I freaked out. Normally I would be soaking wet, but wasnít. On my fourth lap of six I stopped in the pit and sat down for about 15 minutes thinking I was in the early stages of heat stroke since I was dry. After about three or four minutes of sitting I was wet as I started sweating again. Figured I should just wait and drink some more fluids before getting back at it. When I got on the bike I was sweating pretty good for about a mile. Then I was dry again and freaking. I stopped at the top of a big climb to assess things.. As soon as I stopped I was sweating again. Itís just that my newly purchased New West jersey is so effective at cooling I thought I was over heating and on my way to a heat stroke. If their products werenít soooo good at doing what they are supposed to I think I could have broken six hours.
In addition to the products doing exactly what they are supposed to and very well, they look sharp. On two separate occasions as I lapped through the start finish line the race announcer commented on me ďrocking the baggies.Ē On course several other racers commented that I had the best jersey of anyone. The comments kept flowing after the race while I was enjoying a few beers and after race meal. Iím gladly looking forward to purchasing another jersey as well as trying a pair of shorts. Canít wait to see what they do next.
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