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I am so glad you asked this question!! I was wondering the same thing. Interesting.
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**The only person who can beat me is me...and I'm pretty sure I can take her.
BLC 25 Starting weight 215
BLC 25 Goal weight 190lbs!
What the others have said - specially designed jersey, shorts etc. for a club or shop. Mainly for racing, but also training and free advertising for the shop/club/group. I only wear the kits of the clubs/shops I race for. Problem is, that because it's custom-made, you can't get it for cheap online...
Both the Bike and Triathlon Clubs I belong to have their own kits. It's great for mass-start road races as that way you easily identify your teammates, it's not so important for triathlon/TTing. Although a 4 man TTT with everyone wearing matching kits and working together is a thing of beauty...
EDITED to add:
Further to IRISH's point - stupid sponsors come and go so you have to buy new gear every year. I race in the new stuff, train in the old.
Edited by: WONGERCHI at: 2/19/2010 (09:30)
In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
Specificity, specificity, specificity.
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
- Frank Kotsonis
A Race Kit is a team uniform, jersey and bibs. They reflect the team name, which is usually the major sponsor of that team. If a rider is under contract with a certain team they wear these for all races and training rides.
Anyone can buy these kits. Here is a link http://www.worldcycling.com/. You can also check out ebay, they usually have them for sale a little cheaper. Just do a search by what team you might be interested in: Cervelo, Columbia-HTC, Garmin, Radioshack, Saxo Bank are a few.
I usually use/hear kit used to refer to a uniform. For example, my friend is on multiple teams so he has multiple kits. The only difference between them and regular cycling clothing is that they have the team name and sponsors on them. I'm on a triathlon team, so I'm required to wear mine at all multisport events, but I'm allowed to wear it whenever I want. If you are not on our team, you could not race in our kit, and I can't wear last year's because the sponsors have changed. Most teams/clubs have their own kits.
Get under 6 hours for a half Ironman triathlon
Get under 8 min/mi for a 5K - DONE 4/3
2010 Big Races:
Jan 15-17 Bermuda Half Challenge (8:15 Mile, 1:01:20 10K, and 2:11:32 half marathon)
June 6 Mooseman 70.3 triathlon (6:30:25)
Aug 22 Timberman 70.3 triathlon (6:10:14)
Alright I'll show my ignorance .... what is a race kit? Who can have them/ How do you get them? When are you allowed to wear them? (assumming it is clothing)
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