So yesterday we snuck out to the amazing track we have up here in Minnesota to do a DL video shoot.  Our main man TC Worley  who is the guiding force behind our images and videos and 3 local bad asses from a 4 man team pursuit masters team that is going after the gold in Manchester England later this year were on board for the shoot.  
We (the royal we, the editorial we, I, I dropped off the money - I can’t talk on the phone, drive the car and handle the money man…..He is the driver man…)  are working on a mini series of videos following this team as they prepare for worlds throughout the year.  It is crazy the amount of work these guys put in for a 3 minute race….inspiring to see athletes of this caliber do their thing.
The Team was rocking full DL team issue bibs and jerseys and socks for the shoot,   Our good friends at HED wheels and our Boulder buddies from Skratch Labs are on board to assist any way they can to ensure they have the best of the best to gain those 3 seconds they need to beat the Aussies.  
TC showed us all a few seconds of the super slow mo from the camera after the shoot, and as he said “full on film boner”  it is going to be so cool I am having trouble concentrating on anything else - I just want to see all the footage.
Keep it on the DL.
Big thanks to Josh Roeser, Timmer, Tainter, Casper, Timmy, and the dude mowing the infield for helping make this happen.  Can’t wait to drop the first video out of the bucket. So yesterday we snuck out to the amazing track we have up here in Minnesota to do a DL video shoot.  Our main man TC Worley  who is the guiding force behind our images and videos and 3 local bad asses from a 4 man team pursuit masters team that is going after the gold in Manchester England later this year were on board for the shoot.  
We (the royal we, the editorial we, I, I dropped off the money - I can’t talk on the phone, drive the car and handle the money man…..He is the driver man…)  are working on a mini series of videos following this team as they prepare for worlds throughout the year.  It is crazy the amount of work these guys put in for a 3 minute race….inspiring to see athletes of this caliber do their thing.
The Team was rocking full DL team issue bibs and jerseys and socks for the shoot,   Our good friends at HED wheels and our Boulder buddies from Skratch Labs are on board to assist any way they can to ensure they have the best of the best to gain those 3 seconds they need to beat the Aussies.  
TC showed us all a few seconds of the super slow mo from the camera after the shoot, and as he said “full on film boner”  it is going to be so cool I am having trouble concentrating on anything else - I just want to see all the footage.
Keep it on the DL.
Big thanks to Josh Roeser, Timmer, Tainter, Casper, Timmy, and the dude mowing the infield for helping make this happen.  Can’t wait to drop the first video out of the bucket. So yesterday we snuck out to the amazing track we have up here in Minnesota to do a DL video shoot.  Our main man TC Worley  who is the guiding force behind our images and videos and 3 local bad asses from a 4 man team pursuit masters team that is going after the gold in Manchester England later this year were on board for the shoot.  
We (the royal we, the editorial we, I, I dropped off the money - I can’t talk on the phone, drive the car and handle the money man…..He is the driver man…)  are working on a mini series of videos following this team as they prepare for worlds throughout the year.  It is crazy the amount of work these guys put in for a 3 minute race….inspiring to see athletes of this caliber do their thing.
The Team was rocking full DL team issue bibs and jerseys and socks for the shoot,   Our good friends at HED wheels and our Boulder buddies from Skratch Labs are on board to assist any way they can to ensure they have the best of the best to gain those 3 seconds they need to beat the Aussies.  
TC showed us all a few seconds of the super slow mo from the camera after the shoot, and as he said “full on film boner”  it is going to be so cool I am having trouble concentrating on anything else - I just want to see all the footage.
Keep it on the DL.
Big thanks to Josh Roeser, Timmer, Tainter, Casper, Timmy, and the dude mowing the infield for helping make this happen.  Can’t wait to drop the first video out of the bucket. So yesterday we snuck out to the amazing track we have up here in Minnesota to do a DL video shoot.  Our main man TC Worley  who is the guiding force behind our images and videos and 3 local bad asses from a 4 man team pursuit masters team that is going after the gold in Manchester England later this year were on board for the shoot.  
We (the royal we, the editorial we, I, I dropped off the money - I can’t talk on the phone, drive the car and handle the money man…..He is the driver man…)  are working on a mini series of videos following this team as they prepare for worlds throughout the year.  It is crazy the amount of work these guys put in for a 3 minute race….inspiring to see athletes of this caliber do their thing.
The Team was rocking full DL team issue bibs and jerseys and socks for the shoot,   Our good friends at HED wheels and our Boulder buddies from Skratch Labs are on board to assist any way they can to ensure they have the best of the best to gain those 3 seconds they need to beat the Aussies.  
TC showed us all a few seconds of the super slow mo from the camera after the shoot, and as he said “full on film boner”  it is going to be so cool I am having trouble concentrating on anything else - I just want to see all the footage.
Keep it on the DL.
Big thanks to Josh Roeser, Timmer, Tainter, Casper, Timmy, and the dude mowing the infield for helping make this happen.  Can’t wait to drop the first video out of the bucket. So yesterday we snuck out to the amazing track we have up here in Minnesota to do a DL video shoot.  Our main man TC Worley  who is the guiding force behind our images and videos and 3 local bad asses from a 4 man team pursuit masters team that is going after the gold in Manchester England later this year were on board for the shoot.  
We (the royal we, the editorial we, I, I dropped off the money - I can’t talk on the phone, drive the car and handle the money man…..He is the driver man…)  are working on a mini series of videos following this team as they prepare for worlds throughout the year.  It is crazy the amount of work these guys put in for a 3 minute race….inspiring to see athletes of this caliber do their thing.
The Team was rocking full DL team issue bibs and jerseys and socks for the shoot,   Our good friends at HED wheels and our Boulder buddies from Skratch Labs are on board to assist any way they can to ensure they have the best of the best to gain those 3 seconds they need to beat the Aussies.  
TC showed us all a few seconds of the super slow mo from the camera after the shoot, and as he said “full on film boner”  it is going to be so cool I am having trouble concentrating on anything else - I just want to see all the footage.
Keep it on the DL.
Big thanks to Josh Roeser, Timmer, Tainter, Casper, Timmy, and the dude mowing the infield for helping make this happen.  Can’t wait to drop the first video out of the bucket.

So yesterday we snuck out to the amazing track we have up here in Minnesota to do a DL video shoot.  Our main man TC Worley  who is the guiding force behind our images and videos and 3 local bad asses from a 4 man team pursuit masters team that is going after the gold in Manchester England later this year were on board for the shoot.  

We (the royal we, the editorial we, I, I dropped off the money - I can’t talk on the phone, drive the car and handle the money man…..He is the driver man…)  are working on a mini series of videos following this team as they prepare for worlds throughout the year.  It is crazy the amount of work these guys put in for a 3 minute race….inspiring to see athletes of this caliber do their thing.

The Team was rocking full DL team issue bibs and jerseys and socks for the shoot,   Our good friends at HED wheels and our Boulder buddies from Skratch Labs are on board to assist any way they can to ensure they have the best of the best to gain those 3 seconds they need to beat the Aussies.  

TC showed us all a few seconds of the super slow mo from the camera after the shoot, and as he said “full on film boner”  it is going to be so cool I am having trouble concentrating on anything else - I just want to see all the footage.

Keep it on the DL.

Big thanks to Josh Roeser, Timmer, Tainter, Casper, Timmy, and the dude mowing the infield for helping make this happen.  Can’t wait to drop the first video out of the bucket.

anyone who has been paying attention over the years knows two things about me,  I love the big lebowski, and donkeys.  Every year I make something that ties the room together so to speak,  and this year,  that thing will be “Lebowski Soap”  hand crafted in wisconsin with ingredients negotiated by me (not a big understanding of soap ingredients,  but probably an over zealous understanding about this movie) and Rachel (someone who has an over zealous understanding about hand made soap and natural ingredients).

Think white russian in bar form that you can rub on your body and that has ingredients that are known to reduce cellulite?  I am not sure what could be better than that - plus your special lady friend will probably enjoy it too.  I mean in the end you are just trying to help her conceive man.

Stay tuned for the update to the site and I will for sure be taking stylized instagram pictures of these things next to bowling pins or some eastern thing like that.

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Nate Ryan gets some DL love in on a photo shoot our east.  Now we just need to get that bloke some real bibs to tie the MPLS musette jersey together.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  
There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.
Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909
Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  
Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race
"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  
"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"
"Tobin wins!"
I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!
The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot
 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.
As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!
My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  
There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.
Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909
Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  
Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race
"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  
"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"
"Tobin wins!"
I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!
The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot
 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.
As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!
My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  
There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.
Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909
Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  
Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race
"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  
"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"
"Tobin wins!"
I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!
The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot
 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.
As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!
My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  
There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.
Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909
Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  
Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race
"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  
"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"
"Tobin wins!"
I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!
The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot
 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.
As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!
My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  
There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.
Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909
Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  
Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race
"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  
"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"
"Tobin wins!"
I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!
The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot
 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.
As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!
My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  
There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.
Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909
Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  
Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race
"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  
"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"
"Tobin wins!"
I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!
The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot
 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.
As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!
My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  
There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.
Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909
Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  
Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race
"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  
"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"
"Tobin wins!"
I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!
The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot
 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.
As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!
My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Crazy weekend for DL racing.  When it comes to supporting pro cyclists as a brand or a person,  it is not always easy. I have been burned many a time by those saying they will help get the word out about the DL only to receive nothing in return.  So I pretty much shut it down when it came to the “sponsorship” of people I don’t know.  Locally I try to do right by the teams and people I know,  but nationally it is so hard.  

There are essentially only two people I currently give our stuff to on the pro scene.

Tobin Ortenblad is one -http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/coryn-rivera-tobin-ortenblad-win-uptown-minneapolis-crit_331909

Tobin I met at jingle cross last year through Meredith Miller.  He is on the Cal Giant team and I only got to meet him briefly that weekend,  but he was cool and mellow and so I gave him some stuff and over the last year have kept in touch with him.  Great dude,  humble, friendly, and just someone you feel good about doing what you can for.  

Tobin was in town for the Northstar Grand Prix this weekend and had a great weekend of racing,  on Friday night Torben and I got to swing in and see him before the uptown crit and drop off some stuff for him and catch up.  Unfortunatly I had to leave as little Torbdog needed to get to bed,  but Matt was texting me during the race

"6 man break with Tobin in it!"  

"Tobin off the front with National Champ - 2 laps to go"

"Tobin wins!"

I was so bummed to have missed it but so stoked to hear that,  Torben thinks he is good luck now (see pic).  So that happened!

The other person I have sent some stuff to is Andrew Talansky.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/wins-criterium-du-dauphine_331972?utm_medium=whats-hot

 You may recall my previous post about selling pack animals to him and not realizing who he was until Matt came to my desk and was like “is this the real Andrew Talanksy?”.   We sent him some socks and pack animals when he was in california a month back,  and bam dude wins the Douphine!  So cool for him and such a stud.

As much as I want to believe it was the socks or the pack animals,  I had the socks, the pack animal, the new bibs, the jersey, a base layer and a tool roll on me for the #westsidedirtybenjamin on saturday and did not win (actually bonked, recovered and rebonked)  so it still may be the athlete!

My point is big hats off to Tobin and Andrew for being stand up guys that got their dues this weekend.  Proud of both of you as I am sure everyone who is along for the ride is as well.  keep it up.

Great post by Hurl of CRC.  I am a wuss and opted out of the ride - that and couldn’t convince the family that they should drive to duluth in driving rain and wait 11 hours for me.  But had I gone I would have rocked a similar set up - steel goodrich, SAS jacket or the Rapha one Smithers is wearing in the pic - both great.  and lots of DL goodness.

Lion of the lion on the lion

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