dear michael ball,
i am a track racer in northern california. as such, i have huge quads. we are talking 63cm quads. of all cycling disciplines, track racers most certainly have the hugest quads. unlike many women, who would continually try to get skinnier legs, i embrace my muscular quads and want them to get even bigger so i can push a bigger gear inch and go faster in my match sprints and keirins. however, as i see it, there are two problems with this continual push to have huge quads. one practical and one mental. i believe R&R could really do wonders for both of these.
as for the practical one, R&R could really help. let's talk about women's jean design and how it makes it very difficult for big quaded women to find jeans. men don't face this problem cause their fit is slightly looser. but, us girls -- especially us athletic sprinter girls who have huge quads and slimmer waists (we'll call that the quad to waist ratio) -- just can't find jeans that fit. since a young sprinter of track & field, i always wanted to make a jean line called "AG JEANS"-- athletic girl jeans. but, my career path steered me elsewhere. however, this desire is not dead. can't you make some jeans that are for big-quaded girls? you see, i measure my quads every week, and they have gone from 58cm in the off season, to 63cm now. that is a pretty large jump, as my muscles have gotten huge. but, as a result, my jeans make me look like a teeny bopper...so i have to wear skirts now, and i am not really the skirt type of girl. anyway, it'd be sweet if you could make some sprinter friendly jeans. in fact, i think naming jeans after different cycling disciplines would be most excellent, you could call them the "keirin cut" and slim quads you could call the "climber cut."
as for the mental one, this would have to be related to self-image, and R&R could also help. we don't see many huge quaded models out there. in fact, most are skinny legged. now, if i were a hill climber and enjoyed hilly road races, such models would be fine by me. but like i said, i am a track racer, so such skinny-legged models do not support my cycling discipline. it'd be hella cool if you could get some more big-quaded models...cause, let's be real, women's sprinting doesn't exactly have a huge following... and if you could get some change in public perception of big quads in the public media, perhaps more women entering cycling will become sprinters.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2008
R&R and quads
i will let you know if i get a response.....