Tentative 2010 High Five Events Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2 comments
Our friends over at Jack & Adams and High Five Events have put on some amazing events this year and they are already looking forward to 2010. Here is some information taken from the Jack & Adams blog.

The 2009 Texas Tri Series wrapped up Sunday with the Longhorn Ironman 70.3. Luckily the race had beautiful weather, because cleaning up the site on Monday in the pouring rain and cold was totally miserable. With most of the 2009 multi-sport season behind us, we know many of you are already looking forward to 2010 and trying to set your calendar. Below is the tentative event schedule for 2010. It is subject to change, but we're pretty sure the dates of the triathlons will not move. The lineup will be officially announced at the Texas Tri Series finisher party on November 14th. Registrations will go live December 1st.

Feb. & March: We might add some totally new events. Stay tuned.
April 20th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
May 9th: The Pure Sport Rookie Triathlon
May 16th: Skeese Greets Women's Triathlon
May 18th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
June 15th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
July 11th: Couples Triathlon
July 20th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
August 1st: Jack's Generic Tri
August 17th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
Sept. 6th: The AVIA Austin Triathlon
Sept. 21st: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
Nov. 20-21st: The Dirty Du

Longhorn Tri Expo

Saturday, October 24, 2009 3 comments
Team Grease Monkey Wipes will be out at the Longhorn Tri expo today from 11-4 PM. Stop by to pick up some Grease Monkey Wipes or all the great clothes we have to offer including organic cotton tees, tech tees, and jerseys. Also hang around for Tim's tire changing clinic at 1 PM.

Have a great weekend.

Team GMW

Armstrong’s Radioshack granted ProTour licence

Sunday, October 18, 2009 2 comments
PARIS, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong’s RadioShack team has been granted a ProTour licence that guarantees the American outfit entry into next year’s Tour de France, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Friday.

“Following the examination of a request received, the Licence Commission has awarded a four-year UCI ProTour licence for the period 2010 to 2013 to Team RadioShack (USA),” the UCI said in a statement.

Seven times champion Armstrong, announced the creation of RadioShack during July’s Tour de France, which he finished in third place overall.

The 38-year-old returned to the sport in January, riding for the Astana team, after 3-1/2 years in retirement.

For next season, Armstrong, will be able to rely on experienced riders, notably American Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Kloeden of Germany.

Leipheimer, 35, has finished in the top 10 on the Tour four times—including third in 2007. Kloeden, 34, finished second overall in the Tour de France in 2004 and 2006.

Belgian manager Johan Bruyneel, the man behind Armstrong’s seven Tour titles, is set to leave Astana to join RadioShack when the American starts his 2010 season at the Tour Down Under in January.

RadioShack, however, will also bank on promising young riders.

“Sam Bewley (age 22) and Bjorn Selander (21) make the jump from the Trek-Livestrong U23 team, while Daryl Impey (24), Ivan Rovny (22) and Ben Hermans (23) all come from major European teams,” RadioShack said on their website on Friday (www.teamradioshack.us).

“Janez Brajkovic who comes with Armstrong from Astana, will be only 26 in December,” the team said.

Bike Hugger

Monday, October 12, 2009 4 comments
I hooked up with the folks at Bike Hugger last year when they were in town for SXSW.

What is Bike Hugger you ask? Just one of the coolest damn cycling blogs out there. They are based in Seattle, WA but they travel the country doing damn cool things for cycling. For example they put on Mobile Socials at events such as SXSW and Interbike. Basically these are bike parades that cruise all over town and end at a really great party where they have tons of cycling schwag, free grub, and usually some ice cold beer. While they were here last year I gave them some samples of Grease Monkey Wipes and it looks like they put them to good use.



Look at dem purty hands, so nice and clean.

They will be back in town in March 2010 for SXSW and their next Mobile Social. Check them out.

Enjoy the ride.



Upcoming Events

Even though the cycling and tri season are winding down that does not mean things slow down for Team GMW. In the upcoming weeks we will be make our presence known at several events around the Austin area.

10/17 - Tour de Fat: We will be volunteering in the morning and then riding the GMW cruiser in the bike parade. If you have never been to this event you are truly missing out.

10/23-24: Longhorn Tri Festival: Stop by and stock up on Grease Monkey Wipes, and check out our new line of performance tech tees and 100% organic cotton shirts.

10/25: LVESTRONG Challenge: Tim will be sporting the new GMW cycling kit as he tackles the roads out in Dripping Springs during this annual event.

11/7: The Wurst Ride: What better way to wind down the cycling season then a 62 mile ride that ends at Wurst Fest with brats and beer. Answer: there is no better way.

Get out and enjoy the fantastic fall weather and we hope to see you on a ride soon.

Team Grease Monkey Wipes