Howdie! I guess we need to start picking up some Texan language, as the journey is about to begin in 2 1/2 short weeks at the BP150 Houston to Austin ride. But Dayle and I have a bit of preparing to do before we head out…
Riding outdoors would be a good start hu? We are beginning the bikeMS season at BP150 with day 1 riding 102 miles and have all but no outdoor miles under our belt as of right now. This weather has not helped. Thankfully we will have 75 degree weather for this Saturday, April 14 as Southbridge Bicycles is hosting Team Velox Rota for Fit yo Kit2, group rides and team social. On Sunday we are participating in the Midnight Marathon Ride, pedaling the route of the Boston Marathon. It’s a start right? I’m sure we will be ok, it’s just like riding a bike!
But we are also thankful for the many sponsors that are already teaming up with us as we adventure out on this journey. Jon Steppic, owner of Southbridge Bicycle has been our number one go to. In 2017, Jon’s team joined TVR for the Cape Cod Getaway, and Southbridge became our bike shop sponsor. So this year as Dayle and I were in search of new bikes it was fitting to go through Jon. Ironically, we both ended up in LIV bikes. And everything happened from there!
As we continue to blog over the years on our long journey we will be sharing a lot with you, plugging our sponsors, those supporting us, and much more. This shout out with be quick – more of just a list, but just wait till you learn about the generosity of so many people in the bicycling industry… not just with bikes, but nutrition, products, gear, and airlines! Oh, so much more to come on this topic… most likely we will have multiple initial posts on it… but here its is…
PRIMAL Wear – Not only is Primal Wear our new kit company for our custom Team Velox Rota kits, but Stephen is hooking Dayle and I up with our off the bike travel / team village clothing. Not only will we be representing a brand that stands behind the National MS Society, but we will be two fashionable chicks out there on and off the bike!
Topical EDGE – BEST topical product I’ve ever used, better training, fastest recovery ever, and and overall amazing customer support! thanks Neil!
Chamois Butt’r – here’s to comfortable rides taking care of our lady parts!
VEGA – the best recovery protein in travel packs so we continue to get the greatest nutrition in us at all times.
JetBlue – now this one is pretty damn amazing… Dayle and I get to travel with ease as JetBlue will be taking care of our bikes on every trip that we have to fly to! JetBlue has an amazing Customer Care team, and we are lucky to have their support as we support the NMSS!