Saturday, March 31, 2012

Turn off the lights

As someone who likes to conserve energy, in my home and on the race course, I am a firm believer in turning off the lights when you don't need them on. Most of the racing I do is during the daytime and therefore there is no need for the headlights to be on. I have grappled with this difficult situation for years. Okay, I really haven't. I have just forgotten all about it and it has never crossed my mind during a race. If it had I would have thought at least twice before pouring cups of ice down my tops. When I do think about it is when I get my race photos. Of course I think about it then, how could I not, it's glaringly obvious. I am surprised that the competitors going the other way haven't been blinded by the bright halogens I've been sporting! Well, no more. I have found a solution that actually works- even with cups of ice down my top.

With travel case, very convenient for racing:0

The travel case with the silicone pads

Now, I know most of you are use to reading equipment reviews that tell you how much time it will save you, how fast you will be etc. I am telling you this little piece of gel probably won't save you time but it sure will make you look good. Nice and smooth on the front and really isn't it all about looking good? I know I am recommending this for the ladies but how about all those guys who end up with nipple rub and blood stains down the front of their shirts. Probably would save them some time to not be in severe pain. Now that I've put it out there, maybe the ladies beach volleyball team at the Olympics has a potential new sponsorship? Although, these are so effective viewership may severely diminish and other sponsors (like the beer companies) would pull out.

One final product endorsement from me. Not only do these keep the lights off but when the cold morning wind hits your wet tri top as you fly along on the bike, you aren't nearly as cold with these little warmers in place. Be warned though, at the end of the day, you will have collected a puddle under there - think of it as a free water bra:) You're welcome.

March 31st at 8:30pm is national earth hour, that's today. So please do me a favour and turn out the lights.