Wednesday, November 12, 2008

4 More...

days of sitting around on my rear! I am going to develop couch sores on my butt and legs if this keeps up. I have the next part of the TEAM PURPLE kit set aside and ready to go...This is not a normal part of the kit that everyone will be wearing. Last year I had Sugoi do up some custom jog bras for me. I love Sugoi's stuff and they have always gone above and beyond the call of duty to get me great custom tri shorts, tri tops, and cycle/run vests ON TIME and when I needed them.

I cannot say that for Louis Garneau...

Louis Garneau did not deliver team gear ON TWO OCCASIONS when I had been working with them for MONTHS and had paid them a lot of money and they told me many many times that they would have the custom tri shorts and tri tops ready for me by the date that I needed them. Top it off, they were slow in getting the money I had paid back to me when they could not deliver the product and the second time I worked with them to give them the benefit of the doubt, they gave me the same sales rep and she dropped the ball again and was not able to stand by her word and get me the custom gear I ordered on time. GRRRR!!!

Add insult to injury, when Team in Training decided to have tri gear for our teams to wear to events, who did they do a deal with??? Louis Garneau! Every season they are running to the wire to get us our tri gear in time for the event. This last season we got our tri gear on Friday afternoon for a race on a Sunday. We were lucky that the race was in Texas and within driving distance because if we travel for an event by airplane, we leave on a Friday morning. Someone from the office got the box from the UPS guy on Friday afternoon and then drove it to Austin. Our guys don't like the LG tri shorts because they are super short. They are a good length for women's tri shorts but even a kid that I coached who was a competitive swimmer for a major university and wears Speedos on a regular basis would not wear them because he said they were too short. He said he felt like he was wearing Hot Pants.

Ok, enough of my beef with LG. They just don't get my business any more and I don't buy any of their products. Not a huge impact on them, but it is how I roll.

4 days to go! More TEAM PURPLE kit tomorrow...

Later Gators,

Liz

6 comments:

Greyt Times said...

I'm looking to have some stuff made for the Cozumel race. And I love Sugoi gear! I may need to get contact info from you. What's the minimum qty they make you buy??

Loving the outfit so far!!

Eric said...

Hot pants LOL!!! :-)

Viv said...

Thanks for the tip on LG. We used Champion sumfin for out Strive stuff and they were real nice.

Oh, I love the Zoots but soley for short distance tri's or speed work definately not replacing my support shoe.

** from forever ago I was born and live in Melrose Place/chitown till I was 4.

Jeff said...

Just catching up, Liz. I'm so very excited for you. Will be thinking about you this weekend.

Go Team!

The Lazy Triathlete said...

Hey--you are not the only with LG issues. My wife has found the sugoi stuff be very good. They keep the girls in their place.

BreeWee said...

Almost show time... 4 days...!