I WAS A LATE BLOOMER. And, it sucked. My friends were big and strong. I was small and weak. They were fast. I was slow. They starred in the ball and stick sports, I scratched and clawed to play on a terrible tennis team.
How bad was it?
Well, picture this. You're 16, just got pulled over for looking too young. Not a big deal. This is a big deal...
... you're in the hot tub with your pals - your pals!!!! - and the popular ladies and someone noticed you got no armpit hair.
Yeah, that convo just went downhill... not as quick as my arms dropped to my sides. I tried to make it stop, then "remembered" I had to be home by midnight.
I was so embarrassed... and I was really hacked off.
Swore I'd never hang with them again. Made all kinds of promises to myself. Slunk around school the next couple of days.
Anyway, eventually I grew a pair. And all was right in the universe...
... until I borrowed my roommates road bike.
It was that fateful when I went for an 8 mile - 8 miles! - bike ride. No, actually it was the next day when I took it without asking and went 12 miles... Yeah, that was the day I fell all in love again with bicycles.
I was still a skinny kid, but that turned out to be a good thing.
Finally there was something I could be kinda good at.
But the best part, which I had no idea of at the time, is bike riding and racing is a lifelong sport... all those ball and stick sports eventually wind up really hurting people. And they get on bikes to rehab. And a lot of 'em figure out this bike riding and racing thing is pretty cool.
I talked to a number of customers this week who are really excited to go and ride their first century.
And they're asking me how quick can they get their RaceDay Bags™, and what else will the need, and I realize how dawgawn lucky I am to do what I love to do...
... to make products I know will help make RaceDay better.
Like our changing poncho. It's such a drag to try and change in a car. The poncho is just so handy.
And this video is pretty entertaining.
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