The art of a good kit is something to be appreciated.
That being said, I remember googling the phrase “cycling kit” as a new rider and being confused, as it seemed like a strange way to describe matching bike shorts and a jersey. Don’t all of the other sports call that a uniform? Oh well. Over time, the word “kit” has made its way into my vocabulary, and I still smile thinking about what the non-cycling world must picture when we talk about our kits at the local pizza parlor.
The 2018 Idaho High School Mountain Bike League wrapped up this weekend at Bogus Basin, my local ski resort. It was literally freezing, but the kids were all smiles- layered up in warm clothes, and full of exuberance and energy. Working with these fantastic young riders has been such a joy- and to be honest, I’m pretty sure they teach me far more than I offer them in return. Below are some favorite reminders from my time riding with Team C4 Composite in Nampa, Idaho.
Perhaps the most common question I was asked by friends and spectators this year was, “... which tires are you going to run on this course?” I created a Kenda MTB Tire Guide for my 2018 XC race season, based on those conversations. This is a brief guide, set up as a quick reference but there is plenty of additional information available on the Kenda site- which is also linked to each tire summary.