Enough people have asked me about the cycling kit, so here is the story:
The kit is “one of a kind”, custom fabbed by Champion Systems. I created the design, developed the logo, did all the artwork. I have a limited run of shorts and jersey that I’ve shared with a select few.
I train and race in this jersey, under Team Romeo.
“Romeo” is an homage and memorial to my little boy, Romeo, who died as a infant. He would be 9 1/2 years old now. Cycling is one of the things that has helped me live with his loss. For me, grieving has been about externalizing it — so I literally wear it on my sleeves with this clothing. It describes my own suffering — on and off the bike — in a way that feels clean and productive.
“Romeo” was also often found on cycling jerseys of the 60’s under the Belgian team Flandria-Romeo, so there is also a nod to the heritage of the sport.