So, I know, a couple of weeks have passed since the hilly hundred. I have to say that honestly, I was in better shape for this last year. I thought the first hill was going to kill me dead. I mean it you people out there. This fat girl was screaming. But, as the body warmed up and the realization that it is harder to walk up the hills than ride became ever clearer, I walked less and pushed more. Our group didn’t do the full 100. We did 50, but we had fun and were beat by the end.
I was amazed to see all of the different bikes, the different people and sizes, the costumes. The southern Indiana crowd treated us well. But, what I am here to tell you is this. There is a cycling company out there that has bike clothes for full figured, plus size people. Most of all, I am happy to report that this expo actually had plus size clothes.
I can’t believe that in the months I have been doing this blog I have forgotten them, but alas, what to do. So, here is what I know…..Last year I bought a pair of their cycling shorts, I wore them all season and they are still in great condition. I bought a second pair at an expo this year. I get the plus size Pro Bike Shorts. The bonus is that they won’t completely break the bank. You can see their stuff at their web page www.aerotechdesigns.com
I was so excited to open the box for the plus size Jedi costume. The ads online indicated it would pretty much fit any size. I wasn’t even concerned it would fit me because it had my size written on the package. I pulled the pants out of the package and optimistically started to try them on. The struggle was with the faux boot like things that wouldn’t pull up over my large calfs. So, imagine my husband trying to pull the pants up from the waist while the outfit just keeps getitng tighter and tighter around the legs. It was quite a site to see really.
So, we decide to switch costumes, cause his fits me. Only he looks like a girlie jedi in the plus size womens outfit. So, I ended up exchanging the order. I was a little discouraged by the lack of sizes and the fact that even when plus size clothes seem to come in my size…..they sometimes don’t fit.
No, not me, but I got my first hate post this week and it disturbed me. From the violent tone to the assumptions the writer made about me. I have been fortunate thus far to only come across positive and supportive words by the readers out there. I guess though, that this is a reminder that “blogging” is public. Freedom of speech is just that and I’ll just have to accept it. In the meantime, I continue the blog with a bit of caution.
Words can hurt.