I unknowingly started this journey when I joined the US Air Force, by far the biggest decision my scrawny, pimple faced self ever made. Before that, I was a pizza spinning fool without a care in the world…especially when it came to a “future” in anything. It’s not that I didn’t care. I’d rather spend time with friends during late nights, slamming drinks, playing guitar and raging through the wilderness in my jeep. To me, I never felt like I was meant to waste time or energy figuring out my life while in college. Now…the awesome benefits of the Air Force have allowed me to earn a few Associates degrees, only few classes from my Bachelors. Also, my leadership has totally supported my active lifestyle....I could not ask for more!
Fast forward - I know now that I chose the path of immediate commitment a.k.a signing my life to “the man”, because that’s the kind of person I am. Totally committed to what inspires me. Another fact I’ve learned about myself; I draw inspiration from many directions, places and experiences. My mind is on a continual teeter-totter. Almost like a squirrel that can’t decide what side of the road to choose as he flees for his life. I’m definitely a “last minute” decision maker. I wanted to be Doctor or an Engineer but I ended up in the communications field with a passion for health and holistic nutrition. I’d say I sort of ended up in a place consistent with my initial intent. Like an artist, I excel in what I’m drawn to….This is why Calculus 2 took a back seat and was ultimately dropped like a flaming turd. Instead, I was drawn to fitness and the beauty of competition and success. Of course this didn’t happen over night, it literally took years of damage and self-induced struggle. My extra curricula have always been expensive, time consuming but filled with experience. From kite boarding to triathlon, I misguided many funds based on knee jerk purchases and certainly almost died a few times. Either way, I forged a person who I will now summarize.
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After doing an aero optimized TT fitting, the easy winner for which helmet outperformed the rest across all positions tested was the Wing. Surprisingly light and incredible visibility are the *chefs kiss* icing on the cake for a winning package.
These are the best sport glasses design out there. They look great and function better than other glasses I have purchased. These give plenty of protection from the elements and stay put during hard efforts.
I recently had the chance to try out a friend's Wing during an 80km group ride (I know, this isn't a group ride helmet) after failing to pack my helmet. I was impressed by the comfort of the helmet, and asked to borrow it for a week to complete some solo rides. Already owning a Kask Mistral I wasn't necessarily in need of a new TT helmet, but to be honest I've never been a fan of the Mistral shape - so I was drawn in by the good looks of the Wing (subjective good looks of course). 50km relatively flat ride, and without much effort I cut 1m37s off my PB on that route. Was it all helmet, not likely... but that is good enough for me to pull the trigger during the current sale. Can't wait to have one of my own soon!