Why Chimps in Training? Bike riding is fun. Bike racing is fun. Heck, bike racing is loads of fun. Lest you forget yourself, Chimps in Training is here to remind you. Remind you of your first two-wheeled crash and, hopefully soon thereafter, your first meters successfully traveled (that is, where your bike/body-projectile didn't come to an abrupt halt when meeting the asphalt). Remind you of your first bike race as well as your last. Remind you of the wins and remind you of the losses. Remind you of that weightless feeling as you reach the crest of your local mountain and begin the descent. Chimps in training is here to take your breath away and restore it with youth. With freedom. With fun. Chimps in Training was born out of necessity. Chimps in Training was birthed into this world we call our home, kicking and screaming, grasping for the words to transmit. something. anything. A way to tell the world, "I'm here now. Everyone can relax. Let's all just have a good time."
Trial of miles, miles of trials was something we used to say on the XC team in college. The mantra comes from a book called 'Once a runner'. The saying means that all that's necessary, all it really takes, is for you to put in the work, and the rest will come. Ride your bike and everything will fall into place. Don't worry so much about your kit, or about your heart rate, or your power numbers - just ride and ride and ride and you'll be fine.
"And too there were questions: What did he eat? Did he believe in isometrics? Isotonics? Ice and heat? How about aerobics, est, ESP, STP? What did he have to say about yoga, yogurt, Yogi Berra? What was his pulse rate, his blood pressure, his time for 100-yard dash? What was the secret, they wanted to know; in a thousand different ways they wanted to know The Secret. And not one of them was prepared, truly prepared to believe that it had not so much to do with chemicals and zippy mental tricks as with that most unprofound and sometimes heart-rending process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottoms of his training shoes. The Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials. How could they be expected to understand that?" - Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.
The fine print:
At Chimps in Training, we believe in giving back to the community. A percentage (somewhere between 10% and 20%) of each sale will be given to a charity of our choice. If you have a charity in mind, please speak up and we'd be more than glad to facilitate.
Please note that due to the unique nature of custom orders, each order is final sale. Please check and double-check your size against the chart before ordering. If something doesn't make sense, send us a message. We love to talk!