Friday, December 31, 2010
Felice Anno Nuovo! and Reader Contest Update
felice anno nuovo!
With the new year begins our reader contribution contest. Why? One of my goals for the Italian Cycling Journal is to make it a place where people can find and read stories of cycling trips and cycling adventures in Italy. Share your story. Write a story about your cycling trip, or an aspect of your trip, in Italy. Or, it can be about a granfondo experience, a special encounter, your favorite ride, etc. The period for story submissions for prizes will be January 1-February 15, 2011. Prizes will be awarded on a random basis, stories will not be judged on which is the "best" one. Nevertheless, it should be a good story for the enjoyment of all readers. Photos accompanying the story are most welcome. If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to some special people we have many very nice prizes. The latest prize is made available from Simon from La Gazzetta della Bici whom has contributed a set of his massage oils for cyclists, ready to be mailed anywhere in the world.
VERDE HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY DEVELOPED TO USE AS A PRE RIDE MUSCLE PREPARATION OIL.
LA GAZZETTA DELLA BICI ROSSO OLIO DA MASSAGGIO PER CICLISTI DOPO GARA (POST RIDE)
ROSA PER DONNE (DEVELOPED FOR WOMEN TO USE AS A POST RIDE MASSAGE OIL.)
OTHER PRIZES WE HAVE ALREADY WRITTEN ABOUT:
-From cycling tour company CycleItalia: A couple of beautiful pullovers and several Campagnolo 75th annversary pinsCycleItalia has also sent a socks, caps, and more...I just need to photograph it all.
-BicycleGifts.com, the premiere site for gifts and merchandise for cyclists, has contributed a very nice 18 x 24 inches giclee reproduction poster. The posters are printed on heavy acid free fine art paper with 100+ year fade resistant inks. You will be able to choose one of your choice from any of these three:
-Chamois cream from Enzo’s ButtonHole Chamois Cream for the ultimate protection during those long or grueling cycling rides.
-Jennifer of FreeBirdVelo has contributed two of her Italian themed T-shirts. Two winners will be able to choose their designs from among these:
"Am I riding too fast for you?"
"You're not as fast as you look."
"Which way to the podium?"
Jennifer sells these and other products on ETSY, take a look here.
From Strada Hand Built Wheels we have received these beautifully machined Titanium (Ti) Quick Releases. They are machined from alloy with a titanium shaft and brass cam socket for durability, and anodised in black with the Strada logo laser etched onto the lever. These QRs weigh a super light 43g a pair and lock firmly into position. The alloy lever is easy to grip in a hurry or with cold hands.
--My friend over at Velo-Retro donated this custom musette (feed bag):
From Albabici a boxfull of goodies including LIMAR sunglasses, SCI'CON saddlebags, and Team Liquigas and Francaise Des Jeux skull caps (for summer).
Have a great 2011! Thanks in advance for your contributions.