Carabello Cycling Cap
Hand stitched down the street from global HQ by a mother of two. These hats have style and a ton of swagger. The triple C got its name from the 2012 King of the Antelope competition down in Athens Georgia. A Cancer survivor and guy who loves hats was all we needed to know to name it and to send a portion of the proceeds to the cause. This thing will keep the sun from your scalp and the compliments flowing. With your purchase you are helping out a good cause, the DL, and Holly down the street.
Additional/Technical product information:
A hat with a story. Named after one of the earliest of riders on the DL.
Charles gave us some insight to his battle and how cycling helped him through.
While cutting my hair, my wife noticed a mole on top of my head that looked drastically different than it had 6 months ago. My dermatologist biopsied it and on 10/14/2009 she called to tell me I had melanoma and it was already in my lymph nodes. I was 35. I have a wife and two small kids. I am not trying to sound brave or noble but I figured I only had two paths...quit and give up OR fight until I had nothing left. In my opinion one of those just was not acceptable. So we fought not knowing what sort of outcome to expect. They cut me, they radiated me and then asked me to moderately poison myself for a year. Having experienced all of this, I can honestly say that being a cyclist helped me, even saved me. Riding a bike teaches us that suffering is always tempered with success.
I always wear a hat now... The area where they cut and zapped me just won't grow hair again. So if I look a tad odd, if a head or two turns when I take off my hat - that's OK because it means that I am still on this earth for people to look at. It means, in the end the suffering was worth it.
You only get back from It what you are willing to fight for - so fight like hell...then fight some more.
Cycling is a great sport, and only those who ride know that there is a reason we can find solace through the suffering. Thanks to Charles for sharing his story.