Q: How important is a good looking kit? What’s the most hideous kit you’ve ever seen (at a race or training/fun ride)? - C. Cataneda
A: A good looking kit is KEY! It’s like a super-hero putting on their cloak or a knight stepping into their armor. Your kit needs to make you feel fast and invincible! You need to WANT to put it on and be proud to stand on the start line. I hate to say it, but for me the most hideous kit was my very own 2008 race kit. I call it The Pink Year. There’s nothing wrong with the color pink. Some people love it. I do not. It doesn’t suit me one bit and despite being female, I’ve never gravitated towards pink. I’m attaching a photo for full comic relief. I looked like a highlighter and I was embarrassed. I will say I got really fast during the pink year. My theory was if I had to wear a hideous kit, then I’d dang well better make up for it by winning. It’s harder to make fun of someone if they are in front of you, right?