Pink Vignette #1 - The Swim Cap
At last weekend's race, my all-female swim wave, one of only four swim waves, was assigned pink swim caps. I don't have anything against pink per-se, and I appreciate that it has a lot of symbolism and meaning, but I resent the fact that so often it is the defacto "girl color." No one like assumptions made about them, right?
So perhaps I fussed a
I thought about taking a black Sharpie to it.
Only once in my years of racing have I seen a men's swim wave wear pink. So I'm not saying it never happens, I'm just saying it's far from a chance assignment. It's surely not 50% of the time. The color assignment should be a little more random.
Pink Vignette #2 - The Cycling Shoe
When it was brought to my attention that the ever increasing "fragrance" of my shoes was no longer appreciated, I looked to replace them. (Scrubbing only goes so far. Ten minutes baking in a hot car and hoooo-weeee omg.)
I'm only sorry this is not a scratch-and-sniff blog so you could
enjoy the full-bodied aroma
It turns out the newer model of my shoe has pink accents (no other options). There is just no way I could wear those and feel good about them. Again, just my personal preference like I would not choose to wear brown cycling shoes or gold shoes. I just don't understand why if a company is making a product in only one color, with no other choices, why they would opt only for pink.
A1 Cyclery in Indianapolis. Yay! Otherwise I would have been looking for a new brand of shoe. And we all know how much I love change!!
Pink Vignette #3 -The Wetsuit
"First and foremost we have given our suits a complete makeover! The color highlights will now be gender specific - the men's Vortex suits will have brighter and bolder yellow, while the women's Vortex will have teal green highlights. The men's Vector Pro is now fire engine red, and the women's Vector Pro is now magenta."Gender specific colors? Who decided this was good marketing? I mean, pick whatever colors but then just leave it alone. Why even call yourself out there and say "gender-specific"?
Safe to say I will never buy this model wetsuit.
Pink Vignette #4 - Things I like because I chose them
I hope all you tri equipment manufacturers are reading this. Pink is fine as an option, but not great as the only choice.
Now excuse me...I have to go and polish my tiara.