Coming to Fruition



I am Ted King. The proof is in not in the pudding, the proof is in the jersey! Why? For one, I have received hundreds of requests for a cycling jersey since the iamtedking t-shirts and stickers have been selling like hot cakes after their debut mere months ago. Mind you, this is all still incredibly flattering since the original idea for the shirts I didn’t think would result in more than about a dozen shirts sold… primarily to my biggest fans, Mom and Dad. So I thank you very much for your support.

The second reason to take the idea to fruition is the UCI code 2.1.009 which: prohibits ProTour and Professional Continental teams from competing in national level events where only UCI Continental teams of the country, regional and club teams, national teams and mixed teams may participate. They are permitted to race with three riders wearing non team clothing, however.

Ah ha, I can’t wear the Cervelo TestTeam kit! Well that sounds like the perfect reason to make my dream become a reality. Namely, it was time to make the iamtedking jersey.

Therefore I worked closely with my t-shirt designer Phillip at CutawayClothing, plus Steve and Peter at Castelli both extended a great deal of time and generosity to make a jersey that shares the King of Style approved design layout of the Cervelo TestTeam. It doesn’t just look good, it looks Giro-gooOOOOOOoood!

I’ll be donning this jersey tomorrow at the Houstonic Hills road race in central Connecticut to bring my legs back up to speed in my first race since the Giro. It’s not quite Giro-hard, but this is a New England classic with plenty of punchy hills and a few extended climbs. Plus the level of competition here is always on the rise, so I’m pumped to get back out there, even if it means that I’ll have a massive target on the back of this jersey (…not literally, don’t worry, it’s a figurative target).

Two important things to note: Yes, after a few tweaks this kit will be available for sale. One noteworthy change will be the not so you can advertise that iamnottedking. Secondly, as always, the iamtedking line of all things awesome will donate a considerable amount of profits to the Krempels Center.

Once again thanks for all your support everyone!



Comments

  1. Ruthie

    KOS – you rock.
    i hope everyone will see your back tomorrow as you cross the finish line first with this Giro-Good-Looking jersey.

    Reply
  2. Ashley Hill

    D’oh! I’ll be 15 minutes away from the race tomorrow…but visiting family…

    Maybe I can sneak away during the Pro race…regardless, goodluck, and I hope CT kicks your ass :)

    Reply
  3. Scuba steve

    Awesome kit! looks great… Putting a few $$$ aside for the first release of the jersey!

    Will we get to see a couple of pics of the jersey in action? good luck with the first race back.

    Cheers
    Steve

    Reply
  4. Morten Romme

    Hi Ted

    Congratulations on the win!

    When will you be racing again?

    Hope to see you in th Tour of Denmark :)

    Reply
  5. Shan

    It looks great, can’t wait to have a “not” version. Good luck in the race.

    I would love to see your schedule updated a little more often. Especially the races in the USA.

    Reply
  6. firwave

    How about a cycling cap to go with that jersey? That’d be wicked awesome.

    Reply

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