How Long Did it Take You?Chris Sproule
When I first rode a handcycle, I swore to myself that you’d never see me in “Spandex”. You’ll never see me in a skintight cycling kit. The first event I ever did was in basketball shorts and a tank top. I wasn’t the Spandex type…just not me. About a year later, I got a cycling top. It was baggy and neon green…for safety purposes only. I’m not one of those cyclists! I’m a former college soccer player who just rides a handcycle. It took a year of events for me to finally embrace the fact that I was a cyclist and there was actually a competitive advantage to wearing more formfitting clothes and being more aerodynamic. Now, I have enough cycling kits (Spandex) to last a lifetime! How long did it take me? 1 ½ years!