Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Re: The Roster

If you have received an email confirmation from me and are still not on the blog roster, fear not, you are on the master roster and will have a spot on the 14th of May.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Second round pre-sale of jerseys and bibs.

Due to a fair amount of requests we will be offering a second round on the jerseys and bibs. We'll also be offering a wind jacket as we found out they are pretty nice looking. Here are the specifics (original jersey post with sizing information after the break):

Single Items
Jersey (race or club cut)/$75 + $5/S&H
Bibs Shorts/$95 + $5/S&H
Wind Jacket (fit similar to club cut jersey)$85 = $5/S&H

Combo Packages
Jersey/Jacket is $152 + $8/S&H
Jersey/Bibs is $162 + $8/S&H
Jersey/Bibs/Jacket is $243 + $8/S&H

Orders can be placed through the DONATE button on the blog now through the 22nd of May. On Monday, the 23rd of May, we will place the final order for these jerseys, jackets and bibs with an expected arrival date of mid-July.

Click the DONATE button on the upper right hand side of this blog and follow the directions to Paypal. Be sure to include your size AND shipping info.

Thank you for your consideration,

Here's the skinny for 2011. Pre-sale begins now. We will be placing the final order on Monday, the 23rd of May with delivery coming between 6 & 8 weeks later. The final cost for the full zipper, club or race cut, three pocket jersey is going to be $75. We're sorry it's up from last year, but Champion Systems raised their prices. If you could please make your payment via the "Donate" button on the right side of this blog with a note attached marking the size you need (see below) we would greatly appreciate it.

If you are interested in purchasing the bibs in addition to a jersey (must purchase jersey to purchase bibs) to complete the 2011 "kit", the price for the package (one jersey, one bib short) will be a Royal $162. The bib shorts do have a chamois that has been designed with longer endurance events in mind (think just a tiny bit thicker than your typical summer bib). When making your payment, please make a note about bib short size. If you have any questions, please post them here in the comments section so that we can have a public Q&A (so as to answer for multiples at once).

Thanks to everyone who has shown interest. We truly appreciate your support.

Sizing info:

Mens Chest Size - 36(XS), 38(S), 40(M), 42(L), 44(XL), 46(XXL), 48(XXXL)
Womens Chest (inches) - 30(XS), 32(S), 34(M), 36-38(L), 40(XL), 42(XXL)

Mens Waist (inches) - 28(XS), 30(S), 32(M), 34(L) ,36(XL), 38(XXL), 40(XXXL)
Womens Waist (inches) - 25(XS), 26(S), 27-28(M), 29-30(L), 33(XL), 35(XXL)

Not enough sizing info for you here? Try here.

p.s. If this goes well, we hope to have socks coming in time for the race. Here's to hoping.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Have A Good Day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Riders of Almanzo, Kickapoo Coffee.

Kickapoo Coffee, Almanzo riders.

*More on the details of this new companionship soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The jerseys and kits have arrived.

The title pretty much sums it up. They arrived shortly before our departure for Red Wing on Friday (which turned out to be one of the most bitchinest weekends I have had on a bike) so while I didn't really have time to get the word out then, I'll be getting them sorted out this week and ready for delivery. If you're in the area and want to pick it up or have it hand delivered, let me know and we'll work it out.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Clear Lake bidnass.

So there are a couple of Clear Lake, Iowa folks that seem to have their heads in the right place. Same folks, in fact, that will be up here riding side by side with everybody at Almanzo. Long story short is, these guys put together something called Bicycle, Blues & BBQ every July. There is plenty of info on their site outlining the weekend activities (which, coincidentally, include Bicycles, Blues and BBQ). Check it out and if you're going to be in Clear Lake this July, bring your bike and an appetite.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hats are here!

Yesterday, on my way out of the city, I picked up a pile of handmade hats with the Almanzo 'A' screened on them from Holly at Grovecraft. For those of you that don't know Holly, there is a great write-up about her (and her efforts) over here. These hats are beautiful and they are for sale. Each hat is $30 and payment can be made via the DONATE button to the right.

Make sure you specify which hat (color/size) you'd like when making the payment. If you want it shipped, change the price to $33 to cover the cost of sending it, otherwise if you want to pick it up or have it hand delivered, make a note about that and we'll make sure it happens.

Here is the breakdown for colors and sizes (If there is a zero, there is no hat available in that color/size) and such. Last update, 4:37am, 04/22/11

Color Small


Brown 1


Black 0



Navy 1



Grey 0



Olive 0



Teal 0


Brw/Wh Stripe 0



Bl/Wh Stripe 0



Bl/Wh speckled 0



Bl/Wh lattice plaid 0



Navy/Wh houndstooth 0


Red Plaid 0


Totals 2



Since I am only one guy, if you could also please leave a comment below as to which hat you've purchased (anonymous is fine). That way I can update the numbers accordingly (and so others can see if the one they want is still available). Hopefully, this will serve as a backup system for checks and balance. (If I remove the hat from the table above, I will remove the comment from below as well so as not to cause confusion).

Thank you all for your continued support and I'll see you on the road real soon.

Chris Skogen