Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Great Lakes Wrecking Crew.

Look at these cheeky mugs. Some of the Great Lakes guys 'illin' before a race.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to Introduce...

...Seren Amelia Rose Bartlett! Team TOMS Shoes resident badass and new father Matt and his lovely wife Nichole welcomed Baby Seren to the world the other afternoon. Both mother and daughter are healthy and happy, Matt had been seen sneaking hospital food and pacing rampantly in front of the hospital room doors...but that's only because it had been a few hours since he had been able to drope hammer on the bike. Once his dementia tremors settled, he was doing quite well, posting regular updates and turning his patented quips en mass.

So, on behalf of the team, our sponsors and friends...CONGRATULATIONS MATT AND NICHOLE!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Jeez Tim, that kit is so dated.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Updates and dates and dates and dates...

So, it's been a while, yes. I promise if you saw the sheer amount of technical clothing including bibshorts, jerseys (both in two different varieties), socks and a super top secret item that according to UPS is set to arrive today....(breathe in deep)...then you would totally understand.

I know we have guys and gals across the great American states hopping in crit races and endurance mountain bike events each and every weekend. So, kudos to everyone. A big kudos to anyone that lives in the southern states. Being relatively new to "the real south" I had no idea just how flipping hot it gets. I was brought up in humid regions and have lived in basically the desert before, but my Gob! It is HOT! One nice thing about training in said heat is that I lose approximately 8-12 pounds after every 2-3 hour ride. Oooonly to have it all come right back after I get out of the chamois which I'm pretty sure if I rode for another hour or so would adhere to my hide much like that of a screenprinted's THAT hot.

Anywho, be excited. Gear is coming and so are some beebies! That's right, word has it that a TOMS Mom-to-be almost is! I don't want to relay too many details, I'd rather let the proud father gush with photographs of the healthy mother and child (their first) when the time comes. Good luck, godspeed and congratulations!

I would also like to give a warm hello to our good friends at Team Hoffenchard. These guys have just the right kind of fun-having, balls-to-the-wall, get-after-it, hup-hup-hup attitude that we at Team TOMS can and do appreciate. If you happen to come across one of these fellers or dames at a race or event or trail or road or bar or on a late night Wal-Mart run near sure to say a kind a-hoy! Oh, and you can't miss them in their lovely dampened dandy pink and bastardized baby blue team kits that are generally worn in all applications. I'm pretty sure I've seen one of these guys walking out of church in their Hoffenchard kits. Seriously.