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The Kit Store is Open

Dearest Fellow Lycra Enthusiasts,

It’s with great pleasure that we open the kolo t.c. kit store. Before we ask you to flash your plastic to kit yourself out for 2018, we wanted to answer a few questions that might be floating around in your helmet-holders. We’ll answer those here. If you have other questions, email Wes.

Here is a link to the store, again, for reference. https://custom2.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?kolotc

Why would I spend money to make these Sovis twins rich?

Don’t worry, you won’t! These kits are at-cost. We want to offer a stylish, quality, and affordable kit to our friends and followers. We do not make money on these in any way. If you really, really want to spend more money, buy some kit and make a donation to NMMBA or Norte.

But do I have to be on the team to wear a kolo t.c. jersey?

Ha! No. The kolo t.c. “team” is Wes, Dan Ellis and Tim Bottrell. If you want to be on our “team” you can email me here. You don’t even need to order a kit to ride “for” us. We want cool, happy, smiling people to wear this kit. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to semi-professionals, indoor cyclists, fast or slow; doesn’t matter. We just get a kick seeing people flying the kolo t.c. flag on the roads and trails.

We think of ourselves not as a team, and not even a club. We’re a community. Everyone is welcome.

There are a lot of options on here. Which type of jersey or bibs should I get? Are the more expensive versions that much better?

My advice is to stay away from the cheapest version of the Champ-Sys bibs. The elastic above the knees is super uncomfortable, at least it is for me. I went for the second least expensive bibs, and the $68 summer jerseys. I also recommend getting a long sleeve jersey. We live in Michigan. You will undoubtedly get your money’s worth with it.

I’m stoked! When will I get the kit?

The store is closing January 26th. We expect a turnaround time of 4-8 weeks. So, it’s really, really likely you’ll have your order before Barry-Roubaix. If you don’t live in TC, be sure to have your order ship to your house. There’s also the option to have your kit ship to me and I can get it to you. And by that I mean I will meet you at Breakaway Cafe to hand it over to you. I live there, pretty much. So that’s where we’ll meet; maybe even share a burrito.

Have another question? wes.sovis@gmail.com

Thanks, cycling fam. We love you. You’re wonderful and beautiful and unique. You’re everything we wish we could be; you’re everything that we’re not.

Enjoy the Ride,

Wes and (to a lesser extent) Cody

 

 

Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Bike Race at Crystal Mountain

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It doesn’t get more OG than this one. Head to the metropolis of Thompsonville for the 200th edition of the Fat Chance Fat Bike Race.  Continue reading “Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Bike Race at Crystal Mountain”

Arcadia Grit & Gravel, Peak2Peak Dates Confirmed

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Two big events confirm their 2018 dates.  Continue reading “Arcadia Grit & Gravel, Peak2Peak Dates Confirmed”

Winter Rush’s Big M Fat Bike Race

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The best damn excuse possible for a trip to The Painted Lady*. Ever. Continue reading “Winter Rush’s Big M Fat Bike Race”

Giving Tuesday: Support Your Local Cycling Non-Profits

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In a world where people trample each other for Black Friday, skip the lines, go for a ride, and splash some cash on organizations doing good stuff in your neck of the woods.  Continue reading “Giving Tuesday: Support Your Local Cycling Non-Profits”

Want to Join a Bike Racing Team? Read This

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It’s the time of year when cyclists start thinking about the 2018 race season. It seems like the perfect time to cash in on your incredible Iceman result to see if you can join a bike racing team, or move to the bigger team with fancier kits (hot pink, baby!). With an impressive 48th overall in the Men 52-53 year-old division at Iceman, you figure bike shops around the state are lining up to pay your entry fees and send you $5,000 worth of free kit. Continue reading “Want to Join a Bike Racing Team? Read This”

Wheelie Good Reads: Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon

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If you follow Velonews, CyclingNews, or any other major cycling website, you’re bound to have heard about Phil Gaimon’s comments claiming Fabian Cancellara allegedly using a motor in his bike during his heydey – specifically during his wins at Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. The comments came out in Gaimon’s new book; Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While). The cycling media had a field day with the comments, writing numerous stories until Fabian Cancellara’s legal team threatened legal action against Gaimon unless the publisher took the book off shelves. The book is still on the shelves, I think. It’s definitely still available on Kindle. Pretty sure when something is on the Internet, you can’t take it off. Just science. Continue reading “Wheelie Good Reads: Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon”

Friday Night Lights at Brew 11/17

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This Friday, we’re going back to fat with the first big night ride of the year, and it’s all for a darn good cause, too.  Continue reading “Friday Night Lights at Brew 11/17”

ZWIFT Unveils Virtual Out’n’Back Course!

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That’s right, virtual training software developer Zwift has just opened up an incredibly realistic map of the Iceman Cometh Challenge Out’n’Back ride.  Continue reading “ZWIFT Unveils Virtual Out’n’Back Course!”

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