Joe Agosto (Garnerville, New York, USA)

Cycling bibshorts in New York
Words by Joe Agosto. Customer since July 2019.
Joe is wearing The BIB Stealth.

My name is Joe Agosto and I’m from Garnerville, NY, just north of New York City. I got my first pair of RedWhite bib shorts in early August of this year, 2019. I got them with the intention of using them during a four day, 250-290 mile charity ride I do every year in September. 

I’ve done this charity ride for the last 9 years and in the past there have been times when I couldn’t get back on the bike for several days due to the soreness and discomfort I’ve experienced. 

This year I wore my best piece of equipment outside of my helmet and bike, of course. After four days, 250 miles, 7,700 feet of climbing and nearly 20 hours in the saddle I was not only NOT sore, but I felt good enough to ride again only one day later. For the record, that one day delay had nothing to do with how I, felt but rather I couldn’t ride because it was a travel day back home. 

Most recently, I did a 50 mile ride called “Sophia’s Journey” to commemorate the life saving medical attention received by the daughter of a dear friend who, nine years ago, suffered an Arteriovenous Malformation. The ride traces the long and arduous route the ambulance had to take to transport her from one hospital to another to save the little girl’s life. It was 49 miles long with 2766 feet of elevation gain, compounded by rain and cold October temps. 

After all was said and done, the ride was a complete success. Everyone arrived safely, donations were made to the Ronald McDonald House at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and awareness was raised for AVM. Aside from the aforementioned important things about the event, it should be noted that I felt amazing both inside and out, largely due to the amazing performance of my RedWhite bib shorts. 

PS. I ordered an additional pair Stealths and one of The Bib as soon as I got back from my September ride. Love them! 

Yuva's foot note : It's amazing how many stories here are about rides done out of love and empathy for our fellow human beings. Some ride to raise funds for charity and others ride in support of a cause. I've listed a couple below :

1) Michael Roe's Movember charity ride (1600km)

2) Jason Roth's epic 272km ZWIFT ride for Ride to Conquer Cancer