We had an impressive response to the Evans/Gore gear competition, with tons of you having a stab at completing the phrase “I really, really deserve some Gore waterproofs because…”
Picking a winner was tough, although we made life easier for ourselves by weeding out the dozens of entries that said simply, “…I’ll get wet without them,” or, “…because I do”. Sorry, but you have to try harder than that in this game. Similarly out of luck were all of the many “…I live in Manchester/Aberdeen/Wales/the UK/Canada” entries. A disturbing number of you also claimed that you’d be naked without them. A quick hint here – cycling waterproofs are intended to be worn with something underneath…
Then of course we had a handful of wilfully bizarre entries, including such gems as, “I really, really deserve some Gore waterproofs because my house has no roof” (Andrew Leviston), “I really deserve some Gore waterproofs because there’s so much wildebeest offal on the trail these days that going out in anything else is tantamount to gonflage!” (Jason Kennedy) and the faintly disturbing, “I promise not to wait until the wife has gone out, put them on, fill them with custard and roll about the house in them. Bet you nobody else will make that promise. Perverts.” from Piers Barber.
In the end, though, we’re suckers for a bit of poetry, and this entry from Nicky Munro made us chuckle:
wear Gore ter
‘cos when they get wet
my legs shrink and get shorter”
Congratulations, Nicky – the nice people at Evans will be in touch…