Valentines’s Day Bibs for Roses

Brendan's Rapha Valentine

While discussing Dromarti's latest gloves in an email thread with Tim and Brendan, Brendan comes up with this classic little vignette.

Wanted to share a good one with you guys while we are on the subject of high priced cycling goods and getting slapped. I bought a pair of Rapha Cyclo-Cross bib knickers from Competitive Cyclist that went on sale for a measly $155 or roughly 1/3 of my annual cycling budget.

Right after I placed the order I got the UPS note as to when the delivery would arrive and it happened to be on Valentine's Day. I also happened to be working from home on V-D because I am such a fine example of a supporting and caring husband. I offered to pick the boys up from school at 3PM.

On my way back I round the corner to our street and what do I see? The UPS truck parked in front of our house. Wife must be looking for a vase and a spot for what should be 58 dozen roses.... she is wrong. I power slide into the driveway and dive in mid-air as the driver is reaching for the doorbell and slap his hand away. It's my Rapha... not roses.

7 Responses to Valentines’s Day Bibs for Roses

  1. kurt says:

    Classic BR!

    Enjoy the Bibs man, The 3/4 bib from Rapah feels so good and the pad is the best I have had between my preciousness and the saddle.

    Ride on

  2. “and they say romance is dead”

    Great story, wonder how many similar situations occured this Valentone’s ?


  3. Josh says:

    I bought the same bibs on sale from Rapha, they’re awesome.

  4. Chris says:

    Hee hee!
    Great story :-)

  5. So what you’re really saying here is that Rapha and Competitive Cyclist need to:

    A) Anonymize their boxes
    B) Start offering “olive branch” add-ons to orders such as roses, artisan jewelry, yoga mats, scented candles, and such
    C) Change their merchant account data to show “College Savings Fund” or “Tiffanys” on our credit card statements

  6. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the chuckle this morning!