It’s time for our merry band to have a cycling kit. We are a group of 55 “somethings” (the few that are less than 60 would whine if I said 60 somethings) men and women road bike riders that have been cycling together for several years. Three years ago, we started taking annual cycling trips to the mountains of Europe to ride our bikes up some of the famous climbs. Our name, Vecchi Velo, is a combination of Italian and French: Vecchi is Italian for “old people”; Velo is French for “bicycle”. This is a brand new idea so no logo to hold you back, no preferred colors, we all just thought it would be fun to have a memorable jersey and shorts. The design should be adaptable to a long sleeve jersey, arm warmers, and a vest, too.
The first year (2013) we went to the French Alps, stayed in the village of Bourg d’Oisans and climbed several major cols (passes) used on the Tour de France. A list is included in an attachment. In 2014 we went to the Pyrenees and stayed in Argeles Gazost, famous climbs ridden also on the list. (It is by no means imperative to include the climbs in the design, just included in case it’s what inspires you! Use all or some if you wish). 2015 will find us in the Dolomites, famous climbs included but we haven’t done those yet!
Two items to be included in the design:
• The logo of our favorite watering hole, The Swamp Tavern, in Spokane. Attached is a photo of the logo, the owners are getting the actual art work and I’ll upload it as soon as we have it. No need to include the phone number. We thought about it being on the side panel between the front and back but that might be too prominent, we like them but they aren’t contributing to the cost and we pay retail for all our beer!
• Several of us are inspired to a life of cycling by our late friend, Bruce Hunt, aka BH. Died October 23, 2014. Not sure at all how to include this, hoping you have some ideas. It could be his name, initials, the date….don’t really know the best way to honor him. Please ask questions or contact me for additional information. We hope our old people climbing big hills will inspire a great design!