Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blue Sky Velo team tent - hot coffee, water & shelter

3/24/07 - A huge thank you to our '07 Blue Sky Velo sponsors for providing product as part of some incredible 1st lap primes (worth $500 each!!).

I hope that many of you reading this note used the Pumphouse, Jade Mountain Health, Longmont Athletic Center and Optical Center discounts that were good for 3/24 only. [Unfortunately, the 100 or so I left under racer's windshield wipers during the 60 minutes of dry weather most likely turned to paper mache way before the car's owner returned... I'm sure however that some coupons were redeemed. ]

Regardless of the day's weather (or more likely because of the cold weather), we emptied 4 full boxes of Ziggi's coffee (many comments were heard regarding the great tasting coffee). Ziggi's logo'd water bottles didn't go quite as fast, but the one guy who used one on his bike (since he forgot a water bottle) was sure glad we had them on the table! Thank you Brandon for Ziggi's Coffee support. Support Ziggi's at http://www.ziggiscoffee.com/

Andrew from Jade Mountain Health came prepared to offer free massages all day, but with 6 inches of mud we had to keep moving from sinking in past our ankles ourselves, let alone set up a massage table under the tent! So Andrew helped me 'sell' free coffee, hand out water and coupons and put a friendly face on our Blue Sky Velo table. Get your body in order at www.jademtnhealth.com

The Optical Centre offered a 30% off deal for the day and although I'm not sure if anyone took them up on sunglasses (hard product to think of when its 40 degrees and pouring rain) (I wonder, does anyone wear sunglasses in Seattle?). However, Amy (team member hanging out at the table) sold a pair of Tufosi sunglasses to some forward thinking guy. Thanks Jeff for your support. Stop by and see all Jeff's new styles at www.great-glasses.com

Ron provided one very good looking (and now quite washed) banner. The banner turned out great and will be used many more times this year hopefully in more favorable conditions. Thanks Ron's Printing for your support! Whether you've got 10 photocopies to make or a big printing job, you will find incredibly helpful, honest and knowledgeable service at Ron's Printing. Start here: www.ronsprinting.com

Tim, I know would have loved to have been at the race and one of these days we'll convince him to enter the actual race! Thank you for providing your monetary support from Edward Jones. I've got 137 club members who will tell you this team is a great investment. If you want great advice and consultation on your personal investments, give Tim Menefee a call at (720) 652-7231.

Sugoi performed perfectly in the weather. The new vests and jackets are excellent quality, the new bibs quite comfy. Now all Sugoi needs i a material resistant to mud!... Thank you to Sugoi's local representative Tim for providing $150 value of product for each of the 4 primes our team gave to the race. Those primes went a long way in promoting both our team and sponsors including Sugoi! Regardless of what sporting activity you are doing today, www.sugoi.com most likely has a product that will fit the situation. (and many are available locally at Blue Sky Cycles.

Speaking of which, check out www.blueskycyclesonline.com, our title sponsor's new website - helpful, useful, informational.... but nothing like stepping into the store, sitting at the bar and 'ordering' a new Giant. For the race Blue Sky donated socks, water bottles and complete sets of Enervit for each prime. Thanks Blue Sky Cycles. Don't miss them online or in person - corner of Nelson and Airport in Longmont, Colorado.

The Longmont Athletic Center (LAC) continued their generous support and showed it in specific Saturday by providing a 3 month free membership to the LAC for each of the 4 prime prize bags. Thanks Laura for your support. Make sure you not only check out www.longmontathleticclub.com online but stop in and take a tour of the facilities (2 located in Longmont). If you're looking for a great rec center - you'll find it at the LAC.

The Pumphouse.... what can I say besides mention the number of people who came up asking for a beer. (I'm not sure what they were thinking - it was cold and wet all around us) maybe they were just dreaming of sitting in the Red Zone watching a Belgiun Spring Classic bike race on one of the many TV's rather than being an intiment part of the mud. Thanks as always Ross and everyone at the Pumphouse for continuing to support our team with your great food and incredible beer. I strongly suggest anyone reading this, stop 'wasting' your time and head over to the Pumphouse right now. Check out the specials here: www.pumphousebrewery.com

Dirk Friel got 2nd at Saturday's (pro) race... was it because the www.trainingpeaks.com logo was on the Blue Sky Velo banner hanging so close to the start/finish line? I'd like to think so! And a 2nd place in such miserable conditions definitely sells the product Training Peaks. Virtual coaches, real coaches, training plans.... download and watch your power files - whatever you need that can make your training more successful, www.trainingpeaks.com will get you started. Thanks to Dirk and his company for the 4 prime prizes they provided of 6 month free memberships to traininpeaks.com. And thanks of course for their support of Blue Sky Velo - go check em out.

Keymark Enterprises provides the dollars that help make the team run and your assistance is much appreciated! And hey, if someone is looking for some serious house design automation software - look no further, www.keymark.com will get you more than you ever knew you needed.

Finally, thank you to Jodi and her Fitness Consulting company JOCO Fitness Consulting. Jodi is soon leaving the crazy unpredictable weather here in Colorado for sunny southern California. Blue Sky Velo wishes you the very best in Cali - don't forget us out here and visit often. We'll most likely be fat and lazy without your spin classes, fitness training and Jamestown ascents. Thanks for your sponsorship over the past 3 years!

I guess that's it - wow we have some incredible sponsors. Blue Sky Velo is very lucky for the support all of you provide. Thank you!

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