Are you “Team Burrito, Team Taco, Team #VanLife” or ALL THE ABOVE?

One of my greatest joys since joining our Cyclelogical team are the opportunities we get to create.  I can not articulate how REFRESHING it is to be in an atmosphere that encourages being “unique, different, sarcastic, giddy and just plain silly” when it comes to hatching ideas for our apparel designs.  Inspiration can come from conversations with others over coffee early in the morning or adult beverages late at night, doodles sketched on napkins, conversations with customers/new friends at events or my favourite ideas from things we experience and see while riding out in nature or around town. **See photos of some Tshirts that were “birthed” during rides in our national parks!!!

Collaborations are even MORE FUN…not only among our team at Cyclelogical headquarters but also with friends that are “all about what we do and join the process” of creating designs.  Two such people that are a delight to bounce ideas off of are Syd Schulz and Macky Franklin, who agreed to be our first “brand ambassadors” during our 10th Anniversary celebrating Cyclelogical’s existence.

If you are not familiar with these Awesome enduro athletes you NEED to check out their webpage: https://www.sydandmacky.com/about or even their youtube site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu3Wc2GlCpyxGmX7N0EO5NQ/featured

One such interchange happened on one of my “worst days” of traveling.  I had been in Tucson preparing to go to Epic Rides’ 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. Unfortunately after filling up our Mercedes Benz SprinterVan (aka my “home away from home”;) with diesel that had been tainted with gasoline (how could I have known?!) causing the fuel system to fail I was stuck at the Tucson Mercedes dealership waiting anxiously to find out whether it could be repaired in time for 24Hrs and HOW MUCH would it cost as cold rain fell;(

In the midst of that dreary day…Syd and Macky just happened to be in town and came to visit me at the dealership (what a breathe of fresh air). While we sat their talking using the dealership business center as our own “mobile office” taking advantage of the amenities they offer;) we talked about plans for future rides, vlogs&blogs and looking through some new designs as well.  We had just turned our Taco Bike into a comfortable hoodie that given the cold, wet day Syd through on to keep warm.  The funny thing is not more than a minute I would say of putting on the Taco Bike she mentioned, “ughhh…so when are you coming out with a “Team Burrito” Tshirt…we eat those more often!!” LOL

SOOOO…as a direct result of that funny exchange on a miserable day in a Tucson dealership we just came out with a Tshirt as part of our “Syd&Macky collection” called Bike & Burrito Hauler that brings in tandem our mutual love for burritos and #vanlife (http://www.cyclelogicalgear.com/bike-burrito-hauler-ms-grey-syd-macky-collection/).  Then to further support our dedication to #vanlife we did one inspired by how they pack up their vans while traveling and competing called “Van Capacity” (http://www.cyclelogicalgear.com/van-capacity-ws-purple-syd-macky-collection/).

You need to check these exclusive designs and prints we offer online based on conversations with Syd&Macky and order them…fun Tshirts worth riding in. BE MORE AWESOME check them out and enjoy your weekend!!

-bs

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Find us at these September Events

Wanted to let you all know where you can find us “Pitching our Cyclelogical Sales Tent” during the upcoming month of September 2017:

Saturday, 9/2nd…Tour & Taste of the Valley in Orcutt, CA (11am-2pm) (http://tourandtasteofthevalley.org/booths.html) *This is a ride event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley.

Saturday 9/9th -Sunday 9/10th…SLO Ultra@WildCherryCanyon in Avila Beach, CA (9-5pm) (https://community.raceslo.com/tagged/slo-ultra) *In partnership with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo and Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers…SLO Ultra is hosting a FREE FESTIVAL for the public Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 8am-3pm including a live blue grass concert to go with the activities, drinks and food!

 

Thursday, September14 -Sunday, September 17th…Kamikaze Bike Games, Mammoth Mtn (http://www.kamikazebikegames.com/) *This is a TOTALLY AWESOME event held up at Mammoth Mountain featuring the Pro GRT DH, Enduro, XC, Legends of the Kamikaze, and THE  BOOGALOO. Be sure to check out the expo, free kids activities, entertainment, and more.

Wednesday, September 20- Friday, September 22nd…Interbike in Las Vegas, NV (https://www.interbike.com/show/about-the-show/) Interbike2017 will be held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center where Cyclelogical will be 1 of 1,400 brands showing, Find us at our booth #15288

Saturday, September 30th…Central Coast Classique in Arroyo Grande, CA (http://www.centralcoastclassique.com/) *This is a 30, 64 & 100mile ride event benefiting local nonprofit’s Creative Mediation and SLO LEAF (San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation. It’s a beauiful, scenic ride with fun to follow.

Hopefully we will see you at one of these events at least…we’ll keep sharing dates with you as we schedule them! -BS


Santa Fe

A couple weeks back I visited my good friend in Santa Fe.  The town has a great feel and vibe.  I managed to hit almost every coffee shop in town in a matter of 3 days, and I ate enough green chili to, well you can never eat enough green chili.   Betterday Cafe stood out to me, they were kinda snobbish–which is always a good sign for excellent coffee, and they had bikes hanging from the walls–what could be better?  And for amazing green chili hit horsmans haven.

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Tom and Jerry’s-Adult Beverage

With the rumor of snow starting to fall here in the midwest, we thought we would share with you one of the joys that gets us through the dreaded winter.

In our Milwaukee office we have a favorite winter holiday beverage. Tom and Jerry’s! It is very similar to a spiked eggnog but much better and served hot. The velevty cream is mixed with brandy and rum and topped with the a dollop of whip cream and sprinkled with cinnamon and or nutmeg  and can also be served without the liquor.

We usually purchase Mrs. Bowen’s Tom and Jerry Mix which we find at the local super market  but it can also be made as well. Here is a recipe from Esquire magazine I found and here is a link where you can order Mrs. Bowen’s Tom and Jerrys and have it mailed to your door. (alcohol NOT included)