The Cannondale team has an annual ritual called Christmas in March, where team members receive their box of sponsors' products and the new team kits. Mine arrived today and the new uniforms look great in person. Unfortunately the bib shorts have yet to arrive and they are coming from Italy. In the mean time we will just be wearing plain black shorts while waiting.
The current economic climate has hit the bike industry as well and a few of last year's sponosrs are no longer sending free product. But the Cannondale kit and gloves, Uvex helmet, Smith glasses, Hydrapak products, Bear Naked and GU items are very much appreciated. Not to mention the great deal on team bikes and other sponsors'products.
Hopefully I can get the rest of the items needed to build the new bike and have it ready to ride next week. The weather doesn't look very promising. No one wants to get their new bikes dirty but they are mountain bikes.
Time to start getting ready for the Lake Orion High School races. A little over a month away.
2009 Spring Mtn Bike Flyer
2009 Spring Mountain Bike Entry