Kiwami Racing Team (2021)

In 2015, when I was getting ready to do the ‘one and done’ Tri, I wanted to ensure that Oswego Cyclery got the proper visibility. Art had allowed us to use the tandem for practice and for the race. So to show my gratitude, I sent a plain Zoot kit to Kiwami to get properly printed. Andre did an amazing job in a quick amount of time. And even though chlorine stetched it to a point where it was no longer wearable, I loved it so much I couldn’t get rid of it.

After that point, I had also tried several times to get one of the custom Team RWB kits from the secondary market. I knew the quality of them and wanted one, I just couldn’t justify the $200+ for a kit that I’d use once a year (for Arnold Indoor).

So when I was offered an opportunity to apply for the Kiwami Racing Team, it was an easy choice to have it be another edge piece of the 2022 Tri puzzle. I am honored and excited to be part of the North American team for 2022!

The Finished Product (1 of 2) – 7.17.15


As I had mentioned in earlier posts, there are two main sponsors that I wanted to make sure got visibility on race day. I’m grateful to ALL of those who have helped to sponsor me and help along the way. And you’ll see representation for all of them on race day. These two have been key, so I wanted to do something special to say thank you to them.

Earlier today, I received the printed tri suit back from Kiwami Triathlon. They did an AMAZING job and got it turned around extremely quickly. Including all of the transit, it was out of my hands for less than 4 days from start to finish!

At the beginning of the summer as we were trying to find a reasonable tandem rental, Art Black of Oswego Cyclery offered to let us just borrow a tandem that he had. This has helped IMMENSELY, and I am extremely grateful for that. So I decided to go with his logo on the tri suit.

As mentioned in the title, this is just 1 of 2. I will share info on the other main sponsor and what I’m doing for them when it’s ready. That probably will happen July 31st.

A Race to the Finish – 7.11.15


As I’ve mentioned in the past, for the Naperville Tri I have a couple of things planned to make sure all of those who have helped me along the way get recognized. I’ve been waiting on a logo so I can get my Zoot suit properly printed, and I received that yesterday.

So I’m now waiting on an answer from Kiwami on how quickly this can get turned around. I know they do lightning fast work, just not sure if there’s enough time. I really want it back in my hands by 7/21 so I get practice in in it. You don’t want to be making changes on race day (or too close to it).

If they can’t, I’ll look for other options. But I’m really hoping that Kiwami can get this done for me. 🙂

I will share the full layout(s) a day or two before the race once everything’s properly in place.