Photo by Damian Riehl
Damian, like many of us, has a love for bikes, coffee and photography. These three items make for a perfect photo submission to the Stumptown Photo Contest. Do your cycling community a favor and vote for Damian’s photo! You can vote once every 24 hours to get to it! I’m sure he’ll share the bounty with us if he wins!
… before anyone asks, NO that is not Instagram!
“City Grounds is having its first ever Photo Contest! We are running it through our Facebook Page and giving away $500 in store credit to the 1st place, and $100 in store credit to both second and third place. Obviously we want a lot of people to participate so the more we can get this circulating in the blogging community, the better! More details can be found on our blog here or our Facebook Page here“
You heard them, head over there and find out how you can win!
Jeremy from Rapha emailed me this new contest they’re running over on their Facebook:
“35 Entries and we are gearing up for more in the coming weeks. From a look at the Facebook Page you will see that no only do people like to get excited about what is in their fellow cyclists pockets, but also what goes on their heads and in their ears. People can be so opinionated on Facebook. But, it just goes to show that people are passionate about riding their bicycles. We have also had some “celebrity” bloggers and cycling personalities chime in with what they carry when they ride. The first installment of this is now live on the Rapha Blog from Bicycling Magazine’s Bill Strickland. See what he carries with him and why.”
Check out more here and post up your entries here on the Rapha Facebook. I’m still kind of dumb-founded how people get all worked up around riding with headphone(s). I do it but with only one ear bud in, on the opposite side of traffic. It’s just a supplement to the experience, not an attempt to drown it out. Sheesh.
I can totally get down with this. Giant is working on a new ad campaign to sponsor “real” riders; i.e. the everyday “Freds” with a contract and a new bike. Check out more here. Sucks it’s not available to the US: AU only!
The folks at Ideum Apparel gave me the heads up on this news:
“The Others Experiment was created to bring new artists and designers to light that would not normally have the capability to print their own t-shirts. We don’t want to put any restrictions on the design other then what we give ourselves, size & color. Basically with this competition we just want the best that others can do. Even beyond size & color requirements don’t plagiarize, don’t take someone else ideas or designs.”
Check out more here!
In an era where online sales are hurting the LBS, EighthInch offers up a delightful giveaway:
“t is time for the people to let their local shops know that they want EighthInch products. From now through the end of July if your local shop signs up with EighthInch as an authorized dealer and places their first order- you will receive a free Scrambler V3 frameset and your shop will get a $50 credit towards their initial order! You must register your name and the shop information below and then have the shop contact us to set up an account. Your free frame will ship with their first order! “
Damn! Check out more info here at EighthInch!
When I first introduced the Prolly Viking DZR sneakers, they got mixed reactions. Some people were stoked, others were not. But that’s the name of the game. Taking into consideration some of the critiques, we went forward with the first run of samples. A few weeks ago, I received the first sample shoe and I gotta say, it’s pretty rad. We chose a ballistic nylon outer and kept it minimal and black. The reason I’m using the black and white shots is because some of the colors were off in the sample and I don’t want people to get too hung up on them.
So far, the key features are a screen-printed reflective “P” on the back, SPD compatibility, a deeper heel cup with added padding, a printed insole and a gum sole. We’re going to raise the heel a little bit more for the next sample and add some more padding around the perimeter of the shoe opening. For a first attempt, I’m stoked! The material is killer and once we nail down the branding, I’ll be approving these to be produced for a sooner-than-I-expected release date.
Keep tuned in for more details as events warrant.
Oh and on a related note, make sure you check out the newest DZR Facebook contest!
Affinity just announced the winners of the H Plus Son TB14 and Hard Ano Formation Face Rims Contest on their blog. Checkem out below!