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Yippee! #sugar bar tape is here!

July 10, 2017

Brown Santa showed up in his sleigh and dropped off a box filled with awesome.


I’ll be mailing out tape to kit buyers today/tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled. 

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2017 Tour de France Team Preview

June 28, 2017

It’s that time of year where the cycling world’s attention turns to a small European province- the island nation of Francelandia. I might not know much about geography or geology, but I know me some bicycle racing. The entire month of July- all three weeks of it- are about to be dominated by American media outlets randomly butchering the names of French towns and mountains in weekly five minute recaps. Now that Europe has become a huge melting pot of homogenous love and tolerance, with one culture, language, and currency- except fore the cranky Brits (Brats)- the Tour de France has more than ever become the World Series of Cycling®, much like the US baseball World Series©.

Like going to the horse races, it’s good to know the horses and jockeys before the racing starts, so you can make informed bets- or in this case annoy your non-cycling friends, family, and coworkers with never-ending blather about the greatest bike race on earth. So, in an effort to do my part to make those water cooler conversations more annoying, here’s my almost-semi-annual Tour de France Team Preview and Knowledge Bomb Drop.

Ag2r La Mondiale

JAN BAKELANTS (B)
ROMAIN BARDET (F)
AXEL DOMONT (F)
MATTHIAS FRANK (Swi)
BEN GASTAUER (LUX)
CYRIL GAUTIER (F)
PIERRE LATOUR (F)
OLIVIER NAESEN (B)
ALEXIS VUILLERMOZ (F)

Pretty much all of France will be watching Romain Bardet, praying that the likable lanky kid can continue his ascension of the French Cycling Throne and become the first French rider to win the home race since Bernard Hinault in 1985. Bardet has ridden the Tour twice- 9th in 2015, 2nd in 2016- and is widely seen as the best shot France has at winning their own race. Unfortunately, he still rides on a French team … which means he’s doomed. Just prior to the start of the race, his Belgian teammate Jan Bakelants stirred some controversy by talking. Once again proving that a lot of skinny dudes in lycra who weigh their lettuce and sniff a bit too much tubular cement should refrain from speaking. Ever. If Bakelants gets to start the race, he’ll join a team largely built around attempting to get Bardet into the mountains safely, so that he can hopefully challenge the SKY juggernaut and Chris Froome.

Astana

FABIO ARU (I)
DARIO CATALDO (I)
JAKOB FUGLSANG (Den)
ANDRIY GRIVKO (Ukr)
DMITRIY GRUZDEV (Kaz)
BAKHTIYAR KOZHATAVEY (Kaz)
ALEXEY LUTSENKO (Kaz)
MICHAEL VALGREN (Den)
ANDREY ZEITS (Kaz)

Built around the somewhat unattractive Fabio Aru, seen as the newest Italian GC threat still, and built on the ashes of team honcho Alexander Vinokourov’s murky career. Aru was once the apprentice of Vincenzo Nibali, and began to slip from the shadow of his mentor, so Nibz took his toys and went to a different sandbox, leaving Aru to play with himself. Based out of Kazakstan, the team brings stage racing expertise and lots of experience. Whether or not Vino has the team bus freezer stocked with fresh pints of blood is not yet known. Aru has proven capable over three weeks of racing, but has yet to face Froome/SKY in France. Poor little buddy.

Bahrain-Merida

YUKIYA ARASHIRO (Jpn)
GREGA BOLE (Slo)
BORUT BOZIC (Slo)
JANEZ BRAJKOVIC (Slo)
ONDREJ CINK (Cz)
SONNY COLBRELLI (I)
TSGABU GRMAY (Eth)
ION IZAGIRRE (Sp)
JAVIER MORENO (Sp)

Stage hunters. That’s it. End rant.

Ok, fine … no real GC contender and a team that is sorta built around better-than-average-but-not-fast-enough sprinter, Sonny Colbrelli. There’s no lack of talent on the team, and they ride some pretty bikes, but they’re not exactly going to be making SKY worry. That said, they could get a stage win, and will need to.

BMC Racing

RICHIE PORTE (Aus)
DAMIANO CARUSO (I)
ALESSANDRO DE MARCHI (I)
STEFAN KUNG (Swi)
AMAEL MOINARD (F)
NICOLAS ROCHE (Irl)
MICHAEL SCHAR (Swi)
GREG VAN AVERMAET (B)
DANILO WYSS (Swi)

So, Richie Porte is being heralded as the favorite- or co-favorite with Chris Froome- after an early season that saw him riding strong and coming off a recent win of the Tour de Romandie. Like his teammate Tejay van Garderen, who is sitting out this TdF, Porte has yet to really stand up to the pressure of being a team leader at the Tour. Granted, he’s not had the best chances to do well, but he’s one of those unfortunate GC contenders with a penchant for having the dreaded “bad day”. If he manages to avoid the “jour sans”, he can be a brilliant climber and respectable TT rider. He’ll have a good team to support him, including the 2016 Olympic champ and current Paris Roubaix winner Van Avermaet. Can the plucky Tasmanian become the second Aussie to win the Tour, after Cadel Evans?

Bora-Hansgrohe

MACIEJ BODNAR (Pol)
EMANUEL BUCHMANN (G)
MARCUS BURGHARDT (G)
RAFAL MAJKA (Pol)
JAY MCCARTHY (Aus)
PAWEL POLJANSKI (Pol)
PETER SAGAN (Svk)
JURAJ SAGAN (Svk)
RUDIGER SELIG (Ger)

Bora-Hansgrohe, aka that team that somehow managed to hire Peter Sagan, will be at the Tour supporting … Peter Sagan. The other eight riders on the team all know who they are working for and what their jobs are; get the ball to Peter as soon as he steps into the paint. (Sportsball reference for giggles.) Sagan somehow finds ways to win races, even when his team is unable to support him, but the Tour makes that task a little more complicated … but you can never rule the guy out.

Cannondale-Drapac

ALBERTO BETTIOL (I)
PATRICK BEVIN (NZ)
NATHAN BROWN (US)
SIMON CLARKE (Aus)
TAYLOR PHINNEY (US)
PIERRE ROLLAND (F)
ANDREW TALANSKY (US)
RIGOBERTO URÁN (Col)
DYLAN VAN BAARLE (Nl)

All three of the American riders racing the Tour are on the Garmin team … I mean Cannondale-Drapac team. The American Prince of Cycling, Taylor Phinney, is making his Tour debut. Andrew Talansky is sharing leadership duty with Rigoberto Uran, hopefully meaning neither crumbles under the pressure … which is asking a lot of both. Former crumbler, Pierre Rolland recently took a stage win at the Giro d’Italia and seems to be flourishing in the less formal non-leader roll. C’Dale brings lots of youth and hope, which might prove difficult for Uran and Talansky if either finds themselves fighting for GC. But, hey, if nothing else, we’ll eventually get to see Jonathan Vaughters in a snazzy cravat at some point.

Dimension Data

MARK CAVENDISH (GB)
EDVALD BOASSON HAGEN (N)
STEPHEN CUMMINGS (GB)
BERNHARD EISEL (A)
REINARDT JANSE VAN RENSBURG (SA)
SERGE PAUWELS (B)
MARK RENSHAW (Aus)
SCOTT THWAITES (GB)
JACO VENTER (SA)

Last year was the renaissance of Mark Cavendish at the Tour, taking four fine wins. This year, however, Cav’s participation in the race was in question up to the final days, due to his ongoing battle with Epstein-Barr virus. His ability to win sprints- or even finish the race- will be very much in question. The team’s main hopes will likely sit with Edvald Boasson Hagen and recently double-crowned British Champion Stephen Cummings. The African team has recently become a fan favorite at the Tour and will likely factor in the stage wins and excitement again .No GC leader, so the team is built around stage wins … which might be a lot harder to come by this year, unless the Manx Missile starts firing again. (Not likely.)

FDJ

DAVIDE CIMOLAI (I)
ARNAUD DÉMARE (F)
MICKAEL DELAGE (F)
JACOPO GUARNIERI (I)
IGNATAS KONOVALOVAS (Ltu)
OLIVIER LE GAC (F)
RUDY MOLARD (F)
THIBAUT PINOT (F)
ARTHUR VICHOT (F)

FDJ is built around the other great French GC hope, Thibaut Pinot. The mercurial and unpredictable rider has shown recent signs of genius, but nothing to rival his stunning 3rd place at the Tour in 2014. Once considered the heir to Hinault’s title of last Tour winner, Pinot has routinely suffered from bad days and crumbling under pressure. Thankfully, FDJ also has 2016 Milan San Remo winner Arnaud Démare on the team to fight for stage wins in harder stage sprints. It’ll be a shame if the team walks away without a stage win, but it’s not impossible either way.

Katusha-Alpecin

MARCO HALLER (A)
RETO HOLLENSTEIN (Swi)
ROBERT KISERLOVSKI (Cro)
ALEXANDER KRISTOFF (Nor)
MAURITS LAMMERTINK (Nl)
TIAGO MACHADO (Por)
TONY MARTIN (G)
NILS POLITT (G)
RICK ZABEL (G)

A lot of horsepower on this team, and not just n the form of multi-time TT World Champ Tony Martin, or multiple stage winner Alexander Kristoff. That said, they’re not exactly looking too solid for stage wins this year and have no GC leader to realistically challenge for the final podium. Kristoff has had a forgettable season- for him- so far, and mild polemics within the team doubting his form and fitness (fatness). Katusha is never shy about being aggressive, so it won’t be surprising if they take a stage win with the depth they bring to the race- it just won’t likely come from the suspected sources.

Lotto-Soudal

LARS BAK (Den)
TIESJ BENOOT (B)
THOMAS DE GENDT (B)
TONY GALLOPIN (F)
ANDRÉ GREIPEL (G)
ADAM HANSEN (Aus)
JURGEN ROELANDTS (B)
MARCEL SIEBERG (G)
TIM WELLENS (B)

Lotto-Soudal is “the otter important Belgian team”, but is largely built around German Tour stage winner André Greipel. The Gorilla has been showing flashes of speed, and is always a threat to take at least one stage win in every Grand Tour he rides. Lotto also brings Tim Wellens and Tony Gallopin, who are always threats for stage wins too. And, the oddly weird and wonderful Adam Hansen carries on his streak of Grand Tours, starting his 18th consecutive race. If Lotto-Soudal leaves the race without a stage win, it’ll be more than slightly shocking.

LottoNL-Jumbo

GEORGE BENNETT (NZ)
ROBERT GESINK (Nl)
DYLAN GROENEWEGEN (Nl)
TOM LEEZER (Nl)
PAUL MARTENS (G)
PRIMOZ ROGLIC (Slo)
TIMO ROOSEN (Nl)
ROBERT WAGNER (G)
JOS VAN EMDEN (Nl)

The “other team named Lotto”, LottoNL-Jumbo is Dutch, not Belgian, and has five Dutch riders carrying the flag of The Netherlands. Packed with rouleurs and sprint talent, they will be in the hunt for stage wins, with a decent shot at grabbing some. Without a doubt, they can be expected to aggressively pursue wins, since they are not there for the GC. Even though they have one of the worst kit/bike color combos in the peloton, they’re still a pretty good team. I mean, seriously, what is with that awful kit/bike color match? The Bianchi bikes are gorgeous, but that yellow/black kit is awful. Just. Awful.

Movistar

ANDREY AMADOR (CR)
CARLOS BETANCUR (Col)
DANIELE BENNATI (I)
JONATHAN CASTROVIEJO (Sp)
IMANOL ERVITI (Sp)
JESUS HERRADA (Sp)
NAIRO QUINTANA (Sp)
JASHA SUTTERLIN (G)
ALEJANDRO VALVERDE (Sp)

Can Movistar unseat SKY and Froome? Will Quintana step out of his own shadow and ride aggressively, or will he continue to eyeball Froome’s every move? Will Valverde say, “screw this shit, I’m racing for the win” when Quintana doesn’t do anything? Will Carlos Betancur *ever* live up to his early hype when he first lit up races and showed signs of spectacular panache? There are SO MANY questions to ask about Movistar. They seem to be utterly unable to match SKY/Froome at the Tour- like all teams- even though they always have what looks like a very competitive team. And still they fall short. Every. Single. Time. Quintana is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, hand-dipped in an enigma, and sprinkled with I don’t know … dude’s a tough nut to crack and understand. He sure as hell can climb, but he never seems quite able to get ride of Froome, now that EVERYBODY knows he’s too dangerous to let roll off the front in the mountains. He’s a one trick pony … and that trick isn’t fooling anybody anymore. So maybe this is Betancur’s chance to shine. I know, I laugh at that thought too.

Orica-Scott

MICHAEL ALBASINI (Swi)
ESTEBAN CHAVES (Col)
LUKE DURBRIDGE (Aus)
MATHEW HAYMAN (Aus)
DAMIEN HOWSON (Aus)
DARYL IMPEY (SA)
JENS KEUKELEIRE (B)
ROMAN KREUZIGER (Cz)
SIMON YATES (GB)

The Thunder from Down Under returns to the Tour with an actual, certifiable GC threat in Esteban Chaves, and outsider Simon Yates. Chaves is a genuine contender, and Yates is emerging as a talented guy, though a bit fragile. Both riders will be at the Tour with a very strong team to support them. Though focused on the final GC, you can expect the team to use its depth to also pursue stage wins. Orica has proven to be very capable over the years, and is bringing a very strong team to potentially defend an assault on the GC. If the team were to actually rip up the expected script of the next three weeks, you can only imagine the celebrations in Australia.

Quick-Step Floors

PHILIPPE GILBERT (B)
JACK BAUER (NZ)
GIANLUCA BRAMBILLA (I)
MARCEL KITTEL (G)
DANIEL MARTIN (Irl)
FABIO SABATINI (I)
ZDENEK STYBAR (Cz)
MATTEO TRENTIN (I)
JULIEN VERMOTE (B)

As usual, Quick-Step is at the Tour to get stage wins. Without a GC threat … ever … it’s all about stage wins, and that falls primarily on the broad, handsome shoulders of German heart throb Marcel Kittel. Kitten comes to the race with a support crew of all-star riders who are all capable of winning stages on their own. Philippe Gilbert has had an incredible season and will look to grab a stage win. Zdenek Stybar can also be expected to exploit any opportunity he’s presented. The Belgian team, the primary rival to Lotto-Soudal for the love of Belgian fans, will be at the front of every sprint-friendly stage, looking to put the German Uber Cutie on the winner’s top spot of the podium.

Team Sky

CHRISTOPHER FROOME (GB)
SERGIO HENAO (Col)
VASIL KIRYIENKA (Blr)
CHRISTIAN KNEES (G)
MICHAL KWIATKOWSKI (Pol)
MIKEL LANDA (Sp)
MIKEL NIEVE (Sp)
LUKE ROWE (GB)
GERAINT THOMAS (GB)

The team to beat. Again.

Lots of chatter about Froome not looking as dominant heading into the race this year, but it’s a joke to think he’s anything less than prepared. He’s won three times already. SKY continues to bring robots on bikes to the Tour. There are at least nine riders on the team capable of winning a stage. SKY has faltered in the past, and can again, but let’s face it- Froome is the rider all eyes will be on. Nobody gets to Paris on the podium without figuring out how to dismantle Froome and SKY. The lanky Brit is undoubtedly still one of the ugliest pedaling and most boring riders to watch … but his mechanical ability to win the Tour has to be admired. SKY will be prepared. As always.

Team Sunweb

NIKIAS ARNDT (G)
WARREN BARGUIL (F)
ROY CURVERS (Nl)
SIMON GESCHKE (G)
MICHAEL MATTHEWS (Aus)
RAMON SINKELDAM (Nl)
LAURENS TEN DAM (Nl)
MIKE TEUNISSEN (Nl)
ALBERT TIMMER (Nl)

After winning the Giro with the superb Tom Dumoulin, Sunweb comes to the Tour on an emotional high, hunting for stage wins with Michael Matthews. The Aussie sprinter is a bit more versatile, like Peter Sagan, and has very similar speed. Sunweb comes ready to launch him to victory, and will certainly have a chance. If that fails though, there are proven winners on the squad who will undoubtedly look for their chances to shine. Without a GC leader, they’ll be riding aggressively to set up Matthews for the sprints, and hunting stages individually when they can. As always, the team can be expected to be aggressive.

Trek-Segafredo

ALBERTO CONTADOR (Sp)
JOHN DEGENKOLB (G)
FABIO FELLINE (I)
KOEN DE KORT (Nl)
MICHAEL GOGL (A)
MARKEL IRIZAR (Sp)
BAUKE MOLLEMA (Nl)
JARLINSON PANTANO (Col)
HAIMAR ZUBELDIA (Sp)

Contador’s personal chef needs to stop cooking for the team, as Alberto is now down one rider with Andre Cardoso’s recent EPO positive. Trek-Seafood will once again be trying to put Contador on the Tour’s top step, but they still have to find a way to get around that whole SKY/Froome problem. Beef Boy® will no doubt make every attempt he can to shake Froome off his wheel with numerous attacks anywhere he can. Pistolero is a savvy rider and knows how to play the mind game as much as ride. Undeniably, he might have a shot at one more podium … but it’s a long shot. He’ll be supported well, which is bad news for team sprinter John Degenkolb. Degenkolb is not quite back to his level of former glory, but his hand injury from last year seems to be finally no longer much of a factor. Deg’ will undoubtedly be looking for opportunities to get a win on tougher sprint finishes, but there’s gonna be a lot of traffic at the front this year.

UAE Team Emirates

DARWIN ATAPUMA (Col)
MATTEO BONO (I)
KRISTIJAN DURASEK (Cro)
VEGARD LAENGEN (Nor)
LOUIS MEINTJES (SA)
MARCO MARCATO (I)
MANUELE MORI (I)
BEN SWIFT (GB)
DIEGO ULISSI (I)

Stage hunters from the dessert. Packed with talent, and without a legitimate GC threat, UAE can be expected to be searching for chances to grab stage wins anywhere they can. Louis Mentjes of South Africa is a talented rider touted as a GC hopeful, but the reality is that he’s likely not quite ready and doesn’t have a team that can fully support him if he somehow finds himself with a chance to reach the top ten. Instead, look for the team to be present in long attacks and searching for scraps on mountain stages.

Cofidis

NACER BOUHANNI (F)
DIMITRI CLAEYS (B)
NICOLAS EDET (F)
CHRISTOPHE LAPORTE (F)
CYRIL LEMOINE (F)
LUIS ÁNGEL MATÉ (Sp)
DANIEL NAVARRO (Sp)
FLORIAN SENECHAL (F)
JULIEN SIMON (F)

Well, if Nacer Bouhanni can manage to avoid crashing or getting into hotel/bar fights, he might stand a chance of getting 5th in a few stage sprints. Maybe 4th if he crashes all the other sprinters again. Bouhanni is fast, but also kinda smart like a bowling ball. He likes boxing and was almost a fighter instead of a rider. A little punch-drunk, perhaps, he comes to the Tour hoping to finally grab a stage win. But first, he should focus on finishing … and maybe even starting … the race. Cofidis was once a major player in French cycling, but has become much less of one in recent years. Not entirely without talent, it would be a bit of a miracle if they snagged a win. They’ll likely have a rider in every doomed-to-fail early breakaway. But, hey … we can at least expect to see Bouhanni ranting about other riders in post-stage interviews.

Direct Energie

THOMAS BOUDAT (F)
LILIAN CALMEJANE (F)
SYLVAIN CHAVANEL (F)
YOHANN GENE (F)
ADRIEN PETIT (F)
PERRIG QUEMENEUR (F)
ROMAIN SICARD (F)
ANGELO TULIK (F)
THOMAS VOECKLER (F)

Similar to Cofidis, this ALL French squad will be on the hunt for stage wins. With national hero Thomas Voeckler retiring after the Tour, you can expect to see his foot-long tongue wagging in a breakaway every day for the next three weeks. And if that fails, Sylvain Chavanel will fill the void of vain and pointless attacks. Thanks to their best sprinter being left off the roster- Bryan Coquard- because he’s leaving for another team next season, Direct Energie is unlikely to see a stage win. Coquard would be a long shot for a stage win, but he still would’ve been their best shot for a stage win. All nine riders are French, so it’s possible the entire team will attack- at once- on Bastille Day.

Fortuneo-Vital Concept

MAXIME BOUET (F)
BRICE FEILLU (F)
ELIE GESBERT (F)
ROMAIN HARDY (F)
DANIEL MCLAY (GB)
PIERRE-LUC PERICHON
LAURENT PICHON (F)
EDUARDO SEPÚLVEDA (Arg)
FLORIAN VACHON (F)

Another Wild Card French team, Fortuneo has a snowball’s chance in hell over the next three weeks. They’ll be off the front in every suicidal attack, every day … with nearly zero chance of winning. I mean, it *could* happen … but it’s like expecting Alejandro Valverde to not attack Nairo Quintana if he’s feeling good. That would just be silly.

Wanty-Groupe Gobert

FREDERIK BACKAERT (B)
THOMAS DEGAND (B)
GUILLAUME MARTIN (F)
MARCO MINAARD (NL)
YOANN OFFREDO (F)
ANDREA PASQUALON (I)
DION SMITH (NZ)
GUILLAUME VAN KEIRSBULCK (B)
PIETER VANSPEYBROUCK (B)

The last of the Wild Card teams, Wanty-Groupe Gobert is a team of scrappy fighters and though they have very little chance of getting a stage win- or even a podium visit on a stage- you can expect to see them on the attack. They have good looking kits and beautiful CUBE bikes, so they’ll be easy to spot. It would be awesome to see them grab a stage win, even though it’s a long shot at best. Without a doubt, they’ve got a hard three weeks ahead of them … but you just know they’ll make the most of it.

 

So there you have it!

 

It’s Froome’s race to lose … again … and the other GC teams will have to dismantle SKY to get Froome isolated. So far, nobody has been able to do that. At least not for more than one stage. It’s unlikely a dark horse is going to spring from the shadows and grab victory- the Tour has become WAY too important and therefore boring for that to happen. The sprint stages will provide the bulk of the excitement because of the depth of the sprint field. There are lots of guys who have a shot at a win, especially with Cavendish and Kristoff looking questionable. Greipel, Sagan, Matthews, Kittel, and a handful of other top speedsters will be fighting for supremacy … and Bouhanni will be crashing.

It’s gonna be a fun three weeks, as usual. The Tour is no longer as exciting as the Giro- or even the Vuelta- but it is still the biggest event of the year in cycling. Like it or not, it’s the most recognizable event in global cycling and is the only race most non-cyclists know anything about. So get prepared to explain each stage to curious and confused coworkers watching you sneak glimpses of the race coverage while you work.

Tim

THEY’RE SHIPPING!!

June 21, 2017

If you haven’t already received the shipping confirmation, let me be the first to let you know that the first batch (there might be a second order later) of the #sugarhigh kits is shipping from Castelli in Portland TODAY!

I did get a few extra long sleeve skinsuits, just to meet the minimum, so if you are interested … I’ll have a couple for sale.

I don’t know about you, but that makes me pretty damned giddy!

The custom Zevlin handlebar tape is being produced and I will mail it to the lucky recipients as soon as I have it in my hands (and I’ll have a couple extra rolls to sell).

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What day is it? #humpday

Sugar!

Cross is coming! No, wait … I mean THEY’RE ALMOST HERE!

June 16, 2017


It might get loud! 

Sugar

FEED me!

May 24, 2017

I am very honored and proud to announce my newest sponsor, and my roll as official (unofficial and unauthorized) #FUnbassador for Feedback Sports!

Like most people, I’ve always bled red, but now I #bleedred while striving hard to put the #FU back in #FUn! I will do my best as #feedbackFUnbassador, spreading the #FU around!

I am now the proudly spoiled owner of the incredibly awesome Omnium trainer, with both Internal Progressive Resistance and track resistance units. Now I will be able to conveniently warm-up/cool-down at track races, as well as have resistance for specific training workouts. I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy about a trainer … ever!

Special thanks to my friend Katie Macarelli for taking the time to read my sponsorship request- “WHERE’S MY FREE SHIT?”. Clearly Katie understands the importance of #marketing and the need for an awesome #FUNbassador to help Feedback Sports reach the next level and meet all the SEO ROIs and being #disruptive … #somuchdisruption … this is why she’s the Marketing Manager, duh!

Keep your eyes peeled for special discount codes on my IG feed. 10% above retail! 20% if you mention you read it here!

Nobody puts the #FU in #FUn the way Feedback Sports and I will be doing!

ALL THE EXCITE IS MINE!

Tim

TODAY is the TODAY you’ve been waiting for …

May 17, 2017

Ok, so today is the last day of the preorder window for the #sugarhigh kits.

If you’ve got an open, unpaid order on the order site, get’er paid up before midnight … or wait for a possible second round in the summer. If you’ve been on the fence about ordering, just remember that this kit will make all your wildest dreams come true … and puppies and kitties will lavish love upon you. And ponies … ponies too.

Joking aside, thanks for the support- looking forward to seeing kits on people.

Sugar

Tick, tick, tick, tick … BOOM!

May 15, 2017

Like sands through an hour glass, these are the days of our lycra …

Time is running out on the preorder window for the new #sugarhigh kits. Since today is the deadline, and Mondays typically suck (and yesterday was a holiday), I’m extending the order window to Wednesday.

To those of you who have already completed your order by paying with credit card, thank YOU! You will be getting the matching Zevlin bar tape for free … unless you tell me you don’t want it, and I will pass it along to the next paid order in line.

If you’ve placed an order and not paid, or created an account and have not selected any items yet, the order for your kit is only produced if you prepay with credit card. All orders are shipped directly from Castelli after they are completed- current ETA is July 5th. So, if you want to get into the sweet #sugarhigh kit … Wednesday is the revised deadline to get all the details completed.

As always, and again- thank YOU.

Sugar