Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Conundrum of Sorts

As I'm sure you all know (and are probably sick of hearing) I am a fan of cycling. My favorite team is Garmin-Sharp, an American based team with an exceptionally cool team manager. I, of course, follow them on Twitter and also follow the merchandise store on Twitter because the store is always having contests and sales and I'm not one to shy away from a contest or a sale for that matter.

This past weekend, they announced via their Twitter feed that all orders placed before 11:00 p.m. on Sunday would receive a surprise gift. Well, if that's not an incentive to buy something, I don't know what is. So, I bought a t-shirt that was on sale for $16.99 and sat on pins and needles for the next five days while I awaited my package to come in the mail. I figured it would probably arrive in the post on Wednesday and I was correct! On Tuesday they had announced all the great things they sent out as surprise gifts, including Garmins, water bottles, t-shirts, etc. On the way home Wednesday, I started thinking about what I my number one choice of a surprise would be (autographed jersey) and then decided, well, a jersey in general would be exceptionally cool and then said to myself, I do love their water bottles and would be happy with one of those as well. There were so many choices to think about on the way home!

When I arrived and saw and felt of my package, I knew there wasn't a water bottle inside. I knew it was clothing of some sort. After letting The Tide out, I tore into my package to discover my surprise was a cycling jersey! Oh yeah! Not only do they retail for $99, but they are also exceptionally cool and I don't have any and how awesome would I look riding around the streets of Huntsville in my very own Garmin jersey. I would be the envy of everyone! After taking a couple of photos and tweeting about it and sending an email to the now jealous Tony, I took a closer look and realized they had sent me a women's jersey. Now, to most gals, the women's cut would be preferable; but, most women don't have as large of a bosom as I do. I'm just being honest here people!

I don't know if you other gals have problems with the women's cut shirts, but I have always had a problem with them because they are way too tight in the chest. So, when I saw that the jersey was, albeit in my size, a women's cut, my heart fell. I went ahead and tried it on and enjoyed a good laugh in the process. Now, cycling kits are supposed to be tight, but I don't think they were meant to be as tight as my jersey was on me. If they had sent me the men's jersey, it would have been tight, but I think it probably would have worked okay because it wouldn't have been cut so tight in the chest. I could be wrong, but I doubt it. Every time I have tried on any women's cut t-shirt, etc, it doesn't fit through the chest and therefore I have to stick with the unisex or men's t-shirt - not as flattering, but at least my bosom is the poking out for all the world to notice.

So, while I am super pumped to receive an awesome surprise gift, I am also sad that I will more than likely never wear it. I will keep it though and the next time I am able to go to a race, I hope to get some autographs on it and then it will be a treasured keepsake. Here are some photos of my very first cycling jersey:

 Fresh out of the package - Jersey on the Left, T-Shirt on the Right

 Front of Jersey

 Back of Jersey


Erika said...

That is still awesome that they sent you a jersey! I actually prefer women's cut b/c they aren't so boxy. Of course instead of enhancing my chest they usually "enhance" my muffin top :)

Tony said...

still jealous!!

Jackie said...

That pretty awesome and I am not even a cycling fan:)

Kimberly Washer said...

I agree with Jackie! I do like the women's cut because they usually are cuter, but for comfort I definitely go large mens sizes :).