It has been awhile since I have published a post about the I Do It For Foundation. I’ll be working up an update on where things stand soon, but I am excited to announce that we are making the I Ride For _____ kits available to anyone who would like to purchase one. Originally, they were available only to people participating in I Do It For Foundation campaigns. However, the purpose of the foundation is to help people show support for others. One way to do that is to get the kits on as many cyclists as possible!
The jerseys are designed to allow you to personalize sections of the front and rear pocket panel. My jersey reads, “I Ride For Mike.” Your jersey will come blank for you to either write in or have a name sublimated into the provided area. All items are “race cut” and if you are looking for a more relaxed fit, consider going up a size if you normally wear a “club cut” jersey.
The bib shorts have been some of the most comfortable I’ve ever owned. The fabric is quality and the chamois is very comfortable even on long rides either on the road or on the trainer. They are a great addition to the I Ride For jerseys.
Those interested in shorts have an option as well. Not as long as the bibs, these shorts use the same fabric and chamois as the bibs. These are not “charity event” products, but rather race quality design and construction.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING IN ON THIS CUSTOM ORDER.
Note: this custom order window closes May 31. If demand is high, this order
could close sooner and will reopen for another 30 days.
Of course, don’t forget that you can turn your next cycling event into an I Ride For ____ campaign. In the past, I’ve used the Hincapie Gran Fondo as a personal fundraiser. Any cycling event can be used (any event for that matter) as an I Do It For event.
Show your support for someone you love… and for the I Do It For Foundation. Get your kit today!
Okay, I’m pretty excited about the new Low Cadence kits. So far the reviews have been positive — both from people wearing them and those who have only had a chance to see them online. They love the design by Chris Hartzler. A big thank you to Hincapie Sports for getting the design right and back to me in good time.
Here are the first two pictures of recipients of the riding gear.
Kirsten Dietz FINALLY gets her kit
This is Kirsten Dietz, she is a designer extraordinaire at The Worthwhile Company. She just started riding within the last year and is really starting to catch on. Now she has a cool outfit to go with her new clipless pedals! Plus, she can now stop bugging me about when the order will arrive.
Thing Three, Thing One, and Thing Two model their kits
This is the one I love. Yes, those are my offspring. Yes, that is my 5′ 6″ daughter who starts Junior High this year. Poor Thing Three is just a little small for his, but he’ll grow into it soon enough! Thing Two there looks like he is ready to turn pro! You can soon look for the whole Pait family out on the Swamp Rabbit Trail sporting our spiffy duds.
Oh, did I mention that there are only 8 more days before I’m “On the Road Again”?
Sure, it is exciting that I have only 9 more days before I can throw my leg over a top tube that isn’t attached to a trainer. However, the most exciting news came in the form of a phone call late yesterday afternoon. It was Diana from Hincapie Sports letting me know that the Low Cadence kits had arrived and were ready for pick up!
I don’t have a lot of time to exult about it this morning. I’m at work and I have to get to it. However, I couldn’t help but upload a couple of pics here this morning.
Here is the front of the Low Cadence jersey
In between shots here, I’d like to issue some thanks. First of all, Thank You to the McCaskill family who made it possible for me to purchase the kits. Thanks to Chris Hartzler for designing the kit. Of course, a big thanks to Hincapie Sports for giving me a deal. Then I have to say thanks to all the people who ordered the kits. Because of everyone’s involvement, we were able to raise thousands of dollars with the kits.
The back of the Low Cadence jersey
I’ll be sending out the kits — or delivering them personally to save a little bit of money. Please be a little patient as I get them processed. You will receive them as soon as I can get them out. I want you to enjoy them and get on the bike with them ASAP!
When you do get yours, please, please send me some pictures. I would like to show some of the wonderful people who have helped to make the 2010 Ride for Mike a reality! You mean a lot to me.
Finally, want one? I can place another order, but I’ll need to have a minimum of 10. If you are interested, just email me. We’ll see if we can get enough for another order.
Over the weekend, the move of the site from Godaddy.com to Worthwhile.com was completed. I’m happy to finally have the site at a location that gives me a bit more confidence. However, there are some configuration issues that I am still working through. So, the administrative part of the site is not yet 100%.
We are working through those things now and I hope to soon get the update on the site that will give instructions on how to order your Low Cadence Cycling kit. All the art work is done. Hincapie Sportswear has the files. All we need to do now is get them an order!
Several of you also let me know of your interest in the kits. I will be contacting you via email as soon as the site is set up. Remember, a full kit is $150 and a jersey is $75. The cut will be a race cut. I’ll be including some sizing guidelines on the updated page.
Thank you for your support! The hand surgery went well Friday. However, I did not realize how painful it would end up being. I’ll take surgery to fix a broken bone over a ruptured ligament any day!
The good news is that the surgeries are now done. The only “work” I’ll need to have done is a tooth implant in my upper jaw and a crown on a lower molar.It will be a couple months before they’ll do that.
It has been a full two weeks since my accident. I figure every day off the bike from this point is more fitness lost. At some point here, I’ve got to get my bike situation sorted out so I can start spinning some on the trainer. September will be here before I know it and the 2010 Ride For Mike will be upon me.