Weekend Ramblings

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A few random things to chat about on this fine Saturday afternoon.  I just had an amazing ride out in the Dandenongs.  It’s a lot  like riding on Pandora (Avatar) without all the freaky creatures.  Just the run of the mill kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, cockatoos, etc.

Calendar Salesperson Of The Year Competition

First, I’m going to extend the Calendar Salesperson Of The Year Competition.  I sincerely thank you for your support however I still have 217 calendars left.  The leading salesperson has sold 5!  A formidable sales figure to be reckoned with, however I think if we give the competition a little more time we can have all of these sold.  We’ll run the competition for a couple more weeks and close it on Jan 31.

Did I mention that the winner will receive a Cycling Tips jersey signed by Simon Gerrans?


One reader who owns a vineyard in New Zealand offered me a bottle of his Pinot Noir as a trade for a calendar. I think this was a really cool gesture (which of course I accepted) and I’m more than happy to entertain offers for trades. In fact, I have a pretty sweet mystery prize for whomever comes up with the best trade!

Twitter Down Under

Also, I’m not sure if you noticed but I put up a new Twitter feed on the right column of this page (strategically placed right below our generous sponsors’ ads).  This Twitter feed shows all the Tweets from all the English speaking riders and teams competing in the Tour Down Under.   My hope is that Lance Armstrong’s Tweets won’t overload this feed and bring down the interweb in the process. It looks something like this:

Wine Tour

Lastly, a kind lady named Caroline asked me to mention that she will be hosting wine tours during the TdU when the race goes through the wine regions of the Borassa Valley and McLaren Vale.  Sounds like a great time and you’ll be able to see the race at the same time as riding your bike from winery to winery.  Check out her website for details.

Enjoy your weekend and hopefully see some of you in Adelaide!