2/22/2014

Pactimo Brand Ambassadors and Misc.

Pactimo made their announcement, and sadly I didn't make the list. Oh well, maybe next year. They had ~1800 people register for just 25 positions. The full announcement and the list of ambassadors can be found at Pactimo Brand Ambassador Program. Pactimo did provide a consolation gift, of a non-transferable discount on a future order, which is a pretty good deal.

This coming week, on Mon, Feb, 24th,  I'll be the substitute/guest yoga teacher at Soleil Lune Yoga Center for the 7:15PM Yoga for Stiff Folks who Ride Spokes class (FYI this class is full, so no Drop-in slots are available).

Training continues indoors (as it's still cold and icy/snowy around here) for my summer list of rides in Wisconsin's Iowa County's Drift-less Area: Horribly Hilly Hundreds, Dairyland Dare and The Wright Stuff.




2/13/2014

A few days left till Pactimo announces their Brand Ambassadors

Just a few days left until Pactimo announces the winners in the search for Brand Ambassadors and I'm hoping that I stand a good chance of getting one of the spots. Here's their requirements and my qualifications:

  • Active with a local club and group rides
  • Love sharing cycling experiences with other people.
    • I Manage the Spinners Website and Facebook page as well as my own blogs for cycling and yoga where I share info and experiences.
  • Active and knowledgeable on social media.
    • I have various Facebook, Google+, twitter and blog sites that I manage with posting and photographs about cycling.
  • Passionate about the Pactimo brand.
    • Some of my best gear (Dairyland Dare jersey in the photo below) is the Pactimo brand.
 Pactimo Dairyland Dare jersey
  • Knowledgeable and informed about cycling culture.
    • I've been riding and participating in cycling for most of my life and carry that passion into the organized events that I've attended and plan to attend this year.
  • Willing to spread the word about Pactimo, our products and who we are.
    • There will be plenty of opportunity for that here in this blog, my twitter acct, among club members and attendees of events that I'm participating in this year.

2/12/2014

First of several organized rides

I'm really looking forward to this event, Horribly Hilly Hundreds on Jun 14, 2014. Some of the Spring City Spinners (who registered as a group) got selected after the lottery registration process. There will be an estimated 1300 total riders that day, with options to do 100K, 150K and 200K -with a range of ~6,000 to ~10,000 ft of climbing, depending on the distance you choose.

http://www.horriblyhilly.com/index.htm
It's held in a region of Wisconsin called the Driftless area, which was untouched by glacial activity, so it retains a rugged beauty and some obviously Horrible Hills. This will be one of three events that I'm looking at doing this year, all in that general area. The other two are: Dairyland Dare and the other is The Wright Stuff.

Well, I better start looking at a training plan if I'm going to be ready for that kind of climbing that early in the season.

Safe riding all!