Monday, January 14, 2008

Team Kits Only 2 Weeks Away

Some of you may have noticed a new logo at the top of our page, at least I hope you have. It was created for us by Eric Nelson from Mango Design. This new logo will be used for new items in 2008 including T-shirts, event posters, and banners. We tried to have the logo placed on the arm warmers, leg warmers, and booties but were notified by Champion System that we were too far along in the production process. Too far along? We just submitted the order a few days ago. Well it turns out that all the fabric has already been cut and they are in fact in the middle of producing our order. What does this mean for everyone? We could possibly see our new team kits before the end of January! At the very least we will definately have them for the Feb. 10th Cyclocross Event at Dan Ryan Woods

Final Equipment Selections

Today we locked in some selections for wheels, hoods, and tape colors. Hopefully everyone will be happy with the choices, but probably not! We are going to split the wheels between the Spinergy Xaero Lites with red PBO spokes, and the Spinergy Carbon Stealth SS. We felt that this was a nice mix of wheels for crits. road races, and even time trials. On race day they will be available on a first come first served basis, however will make sure everyone can use them at least once, if not many more times this year. SRAM cassettes will also be purchased for all race wheels, so that every wheel will have an 11-23 on it. Keep in mind, these wheels are for race day only, we want them to last at least on full season.
An executive decision was also made on the hood/bar tape colors. We would like everyone on the A squad to go with the red SRAM hoods and red SRAM bar tape for a unified look. We will also encourage either a white or red saddle. Personally I like the "euro trash" white saddle myself. Wait did I say "euro trash", I meant PRO!

CX Nationals Dec 11th-14th

Cyclocross National Championships will again be held in Kansas City, KS for 2008. Lets plan on sending a few guys down there this year. I already have a loose commitment from about 4 guys including myself to race the masters race. So mark off your calendar and start booking your flights!