Monday, May 25, 2009

No Pics on this one...


I tried on my new Sugoi Velocity Tri top this morning. The first thing I noticed was how cool the fabric felt in my hand before I slipped it on. I ogled the big rear pocket and ventilation panels sewn in to it.

Then, as I zipped it up I could tell, pretty quickly, that there was no way I was going out in public with it on until I lose at least 20 lbs.

For fear of ruining the shorts, I spared them the agony of trying them on. They look cool as hell, but Sugoi's largest size, the XL - well, it's just ain't XL enough for the M-dot Bigun.

Remember the scene from "A Christmas Story" - when the little guy had been bundled up and was on the ground and couldn't get up? That top was so tight, I felt the same way as I tried to get it back over my head. I almost had to call Di for help.

I really should have brought some of that awesome GU I got with the bundle of goodies on my bike ride this morning. I totally bonked having not eaten any breakfast before the 10am ride. It wasn't 8 miles in when I absolutely knew it was time to pack it up.

The Bigun did not have a great training/triathlon day.

Happy Memorial Day to all my brothers and sisters who have served and are serving this fine country of ours. Thanks to all of you!


Jenny Davidson said...

Ugh! I feel your pain on the triathlon clothing sizing issues - I really just can't wear a woman's tri top, even the largest size I can barely squeeze into!

Unknown said...

Lycra. The world's most unforgiving fabric!

Better days ahead!

Kevin said...

Sizing tri clothes is such a pain

ShirleyPerly said...

Bummer about the clothing size issue. But maybe you'll spur them to consider offering XXL sizes in the future? I know you'll lose the weight but think there'll always be a demand for larger sizes as tris continue to appeal to the masses.

Hope Di's back is better. Sorry we missed meeting up with you two when Brent & Jenny were in town last week.