Friday, April 24, 2009
Women's sportswear at Team Estrogen
We'll have a more detailed post about our outfits feature and how to use it, coming up on Monday.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sandy is no stranger to ultra cycling. As a veteran of numerous 24 hour events, Furnace Creek 508, Race Across Oregon, etc., Sandy loves to take on a challenge. For 2009, she is looking forward to her third finish in the women's solo division of the 530 mile Race Across Oregon, with the aim of qualifying for RAAM 2010.
Sandy is also an experienced crew chief for ultra-cycling events. Even solo attempts are "team" events in that a rider relies on a strong crew for race support. Sandy's riders always finish, a testament not only to their fitness, but also to her superior organizational skills, positive attitude and team-building skills. And some really strong coffee for the crew.
Sandy said "I was initially ambivalent about accepting the nomination - looking at past inductees, I'm nowhere in that league! I'm also hoping that I'm nowhere near finished with my ultracycling career so writing a retrospective on it felt a little weird. As a nominee, I'll have a bit of a writeup in an upcoming UMCA magazine. Several individuals have been nominated, and the choice is put to the membership. Inducted or not, it's a hell of an honor. "
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Monday, April 13, 2009
The show was jam-packed with interesting guests; I was honored to be a part of the show. Here's a rundown of who participated:
CRYSTAL from ROCK N ROAD CYCLERY
LIZ & SHAY from CICLE talking about adult bicycle education
RENEA from JAMIS BIKES
NATALIE from SWEETPEA BICYCLES, a custom bike manufacturer
LORRI from VELO GIRLS CYCLING CLUB
SUSAN from TEAMESTROGEN.COM
JAQUIE PHELAN From WOMBATS
You can learn more about Bike Talk at http://biketalk.us/
Friday, April 10, 2009
As always, I couldn't resist taking a few minutes to try on some items. One of her signature fabrics for fall is an amazingly snuggly ribbed fleece in 3 colors, including the black fleece full-zip hoodie I'm wearing above. I loved the long, over-the-hip length, as well as the loooong sleeves with thumb holes. Totally functional on or off the bike! Her other signature fabric is a wool-blend houndstooth (67% wool/25% poly/8% nylon), worn above in Sheila's Wool Riding Britches and Wool Cycling Cap.
Sheila pays attention to the details that make these pieces ideal for cycling. Note the reinforced seat panel for durability and the articulated knees on the Britches. Hidden under the hoodie (though visible while riding) are the Britches' two back pocket zippers, which are reflective for safety while riding in low light conditions. The hoodie has plenty of length in the back, and 2 back pockets for storing essentials. There's even a pocket on the hoodie's sleeve, ideal for stashing your cell phone for quick access.
We expect to take delivery of Sheila's Fall 2009 apparel collection at the beginning of September. Stay tuned!
The second Saturday of each month focuses on women's cycling. This week's guests also include cycling coach Lorri Lee Lown from Velo Girls. http://www.velogirls.com/
Have questions? The show features a call-in segment, so get ready to dial. It would be great to hear from you!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
- deliver "micro tutorials" of interest to our customers,
- answer frequently asked questions from our customers,
- show in-depth product reviews by TE staff,
- and post news about exciting new products as they are introduced.
We are open to suggestions - what would *you* like to see us do with this blog?