Summer Games Prize: New Cycle Jacket
Don’t you just love coming home to find a little box with your name on it waiting outside your front door? I love getting packages, especially when they contain an unexpected treat, like this awesome Harlot Sophia Jacket I won for participating in the LGRAB Summer Games.
Most of you have probably caught sight of the Let’s Go Ride a Bike Summer Games making their rounds on the bikey blogosphere. Dottie and Trisha’s Summer Games encouraged cyclists of all levels to participate in a number of bike related events promoting bike riding and general fitness and well being. And if those benefits weren’t reason enough to get people out the doors and unto their bikes, they even threw in a bunch of awesome prizes for us eager participants.
The bike gods smiled down on me and my name was pulled out of a hat as first runner up to the Games. I won some awesome prizes for my participation in all three rounds of the Games, one of them being this wonderful Sophia cycling jacket from Harlot Clothing Company (who’s motto is: ‘Ride bikes, be fabulous’ – yes, please!) When I came home yesterday to find the jacket wrapped in beautiful red tissue paper, awaiting my arrival and begging to be taken for a spin, I ignored the 90 F temperatures and slipped it right on for a test ride.
I wish it were fall already so that I’d have a good excuse to wear this because I can tell I’m going to love this jacket; it’s soft and comfortable, it has longer sleeves so that your arms remain covered even when you’re leaning forward in a bike riding position, and it has a longer back portion to also keep you nice and covered while leaning forward when cycling.
I also like that it looks like a casual fall jacket I would throw on with skinnies and flats and wear for a regular day out. I’m not a huge fan of athletic clothes that scream ‘I’m going to go work out now!’; rather, I enjoy clothing that functions and performs as specialty gear is intended to do without all the flashy logos and attention grabbing designs that I would shy away from in my everyday wardrobe.
So thank you, Dottie and Trisha, for the awesome Summer Games and, thank you, Harlot Clothing Co. for the wonderful prize that I am sure to enjoy come cooler weather. And, if I heard correctly, it seems that there will be a Let’s Go Ride a Bike Winter Games this winter, so stay tuned for that!
If you’re curious, some of my favorite entries to the Summer Games were…
- Going on a group ride in Munich
- Discovering Prague by bike
- Beer, bretzen, and a bike date in Munich with my husband
- The first (of many) bike picnics this summer
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and are getting a bike ride in as well! S.
*Note: Harlot Clothing Co. provided the prize for the Summer Games but they did not in any way sponsor or solicit this post. I just loved my new jacket and thought I’d review it for anyone interested.*