Team Vicious Cycle is not just a team of over-aged under-achievers (well, one of us anyway), we are also now, thanks to our Kit Crew of Rob, Chris and Brad, quite smart looking. After several months of behind-the-scenes work, we have come up with something I am sure we’ll all be proud to parade up and down the Alps in.
We chose Pactimo to make our kit – a company that produces first-rate clothing and has a design team as well. Our kit crew did a lot of up-front work, but the final product is obviously done by professional designers, as you can see pretty quickly below. First, the Summit Pro Jersey.
Notice the intimidating skull that will surely strike fear into our competitors. The flag/crankring configuration of course represents our countries of origins, plus France, where we’ll do all our suffering. Next is the Summit Speed Jersey.
This jersey is a tighter ‘Euro cut’ with a shorter front, much like the trend in the pro peloton you see these days. If by some miracle we still have traces of fat left before Haute Route, this is NOT the jersey to be wearing. Being the eternal optimist, I’m ordering one. Here are our shorts – the Summit Bib Shorts.
Again, strategically-placed skulls for maximum fear factor (I think there’s one on the ass, too, for those behind), and the same yellow-orange-grey-black color combo that is really growing on me. Finally, because we’ll be going way way up – arm warmers.
Thanks again, guys. If there is a prize for best kit in the race, it could be our only shot at a podium!
By the way, if anyone out there likes this kit as much as we do, you are welcome to put in an order when we do ours. Just let me know.