UltraRob Newsletter

September 14th, 2010

Hammer Nutrition Giveaway

I have started an email newsletter and my plan is to send it once a week. Once you sign up, you will receive cycling and outdoor tips, weekly blog summary, coupon codes and weekly chances to win a free t-shirt and other goodies some weeks just for being subscribed. I’ll also send occasional emails with time sensitive information such as trail advocacy or special deals.

Sign up now and this Friday I’ll randomly pick someone that has signed up to receive an UltraRob.com t-shirt, 26 serving Raspberry Hammer Gel jug, gel flask and large water bottle.

Enter your name and email address in the form below. You will then get an email to confirm your subscription.


Make Leadville 100 Prediction, Win T-Shirt

August 13th, 2010

UltraRob.com T-Shirts

I’m up at Leadville today getting ready for the Leadville 100. Guess the winner and their finish time and if you pick the winner and are closest to their time you’ll win an UltraRob.com t-shirt. Although Lance Armstrong has said he won’t race there’s plenty of other potential winners to pick from. Some of them are Dave Wiens, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Levi Leipheimer, Matt Shriver, Jeremiah Bishop, Todd Wells and Alban Lakata and here’s the complete Leadville 100 entrant list.

You can also win a t-shirt for predicting at what mile I drop out or what my finish time is. Here are some hints on guessing my time. I weigh 50 lbs more than when I finished in 8:18 in 2003. I’m also even 20 lbs heavier than when I did 11:21 in 2008. I started training earlier this year than the 4th of July like I did 2 years ago but my fitness was really slow coming around.

To win a t-shirt, you must submit your guess by tomorrow’s 6:30 AM start time.

UltraRob

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Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
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Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
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Win Gear or Entry to a Tough Race

June 15th, 2010

RAAM Team Icebreaker

Photo Courtesy Icebreaker

Racers in the Race Across America continue to ride toward the Atlantic. Tailwinds in the desert made for fast times early for the solo riders but storms in Colorado slowed the leaders down. Jure Robic continues his dominance of the race in his attempt to win a 5th time. He has crossed the Mississippi, 2043 miles raced with 961 miles to go. In the women’s solo race, Barbara Buatois has continued to increase her lead and has ridden 1894 miles.

The relay teams left Oceanside and are starting to catch the solo racers. The fastest team so far is Team Type 1 which is in the 8 Person Open class. They’ve averaged 23.3 mph over 1441 miles.

On of the teams this year, Team Icebreaker from New Zealand, is wearing Icebreaker’s new line of cycling apparel. Icebreaker makes outdoor merino wool clothing.

“The Race Across America is going to be a huge adventure for us, and we’re up for the challenge,” said VP of Product and Creative Director Rob Achten. “We’re excited to see how four cyclists with funny accents from the Southern Hemisphere can do getting across this massive country of yours.” Jeremy Moon, founder of Icebreaker, said “We’re looking forward to seeing how our gear performs and stands up to the test of this epic race.”

The team and support crew have been rationed two Icebreaker garments each for the duration of the race. Achten said, “We’re convinced that we’ll have the big speed advantage over our competition as we won’t have to spend time washing our jerseys, thanks to Icebreaker’s wondrous, non-whiffy merino.” So far not having to wash their jerseys doesn’t seem to be an advantage as they’re in 8th place in the 4-Person Male relay category and have ridden 1216 miles.

During RAAM, visitors to raam.icebreaker.com will be able to enter two contests: The Icebreaker Race Across America Daily Prize Draw and the Speight’s Coast to Coast Endurance Contest.

Icebreaker Race Across America Daily Prize Draw

Every day of RAAM, Icebreaker will be giving away gear. To enter the daily draw, simply post a message of support, ask a question of the cyclists, or answer the daily question via the raam.icebreaker.com website, Facebook , Twitter or email (raam@icebreaker.com). Each day, Icebreaker will randomly draw one winner to receive an IcebreakerGT top.

Speight’s Coast to Coast Endurance Contest

While Icebreaker is charging across America, people can enter to win one of four entries to New Zealand’s own coast-to-coast race, the Speight’s Coast to Coast . Taking place February 11-12, 2011, this premier multisport race traverses the South Island of New Zealand from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. It involves 87 miles of cycling, 22 miles of running (including a mountain stage that crosses the Southern Alps) and 41 miles of kayaking down the grade two Waimakariri River and through the Grand Canyon of New Zealand, the Waimakariri Gorge.

To enter, participants need to send an email to raam@icebreaker.com telling of their own story of extreme endurance (limit 50 words). The winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the Race Across America and the four best, most courageous, most outrageous stories will win a place in the Speight’s Coast to Coast 2011 (a $1,000 value).

Grip Your World

This giveaway isn’t RAAM related but the deadline to enter Vibram’s “Grip Your World Giveaway” is this Friday. Grand prize is a trip for two to France and tickets to the world’s most famous ultra-trail marathon, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Plus 20 second place winners will win a pair of Vibram’s Five Fingers shoes. Entry is simple: just visit www.gripyourworld.com, Vibram’s new website for outdoor enthusiasts, upload a photo (and share a story if you like!) and you’re entered to win.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

Cycling and Outdoor Gear Winner

March 16th, 2009

This past week, I’ve enjoyed reading what readers would buy with a $50 gift card and what adventure they’d use it on. Mike Panic is the lucky winner of the $50 cycling and outdoor gear giveaway. Congratulations!

This is what he said.

Thank you! I’ve been looking / wanting a new travel bag, my Thor MX bag is too big to take for most week-long trips and I’m going to St. Thomas in June and need a manageable bag to carry a week’s worth of clothing. While I should be buying new running shoes or a new rear derailleur for my road bike, I feel this Gravis bag in Rebel Yellow would be the best use of the $50 for me right now to help me schlep my gear to a sunny island this summer. I’ll even send you a postcard!

Oh, I still need to purchase Thule LB50 load bars to complete the roof rack system I pieced together this winter.

Mike, I’m looking forward to the postcard! To claim your gift card, send me an email with your choice of cycling and outdoor gift card.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

Get Free Cycling and Outdoor Gear

March 9th, 2009

Update 3/16/09: The gear winner has been announced.

Everyone loves to get some cool new gear. It’s even better if it’s free. You have a chance to win some free gear this week.

I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to the winner’s choice of these cycling and outdoor stores. Deadline to enter is Sunday, March 15th. To enter use the search box to find your gear. Then tell me in the comments below what gear you’ll get if you win and what adventure you’ll use it on.

You don’t have to limit the price of your gear but if it’s more than $50 you’ll need to use some of your own money. Put some thought into your comment because the winner will be mostly random but if you write something I like you could increase your odds.

The winner will be announced on Monday, March 16th. The winner will have until Wednesday, March 18th to contact me with the choice of gift certificate. It’ll be easiest if you pick one that has electronic certificates.

Subscribe to the blog feed so you don’t miss out on future giveaways.

Good Luck!

Update: I really intend for this to be easy to enter. As long as you aren’t lame and don’t try, you’ll have a good chance at winning since I’ll pick a random number. You just need to write something simple like I’d buy a headlamp so I can go on a moonlight hike. If you do write something really cool, I’ll enter you twice.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

$25 JensonUSA Gift Card Giveaway

January 23rd, 2009

Update: Congratulations to @mudsweatbeers for winning!

@backpacking became my 1,000th follower on twitter this morning. If you don’t know what twitter is, it’s a service that lets you post 140 character updates. You can find out more of what I’m up to by following me.

To mark the occasion, I’m going to give away a $25 JensonUSA gift card to a lucky twitter user. To enter click this link with the text “@UltraRob $25 JensonUSA Gift Card Giveaway today through 8PM MST http://www.ultrarob.com/ #cycling”. Don’t wait because I’m going to pick a random winner from tweople that twitter that exact tweet that by 8 PM MST Tonight. Entering more than once will not get you another entry. Good luck!

Thanks to Cyclelicious for the inspiration to use twitter for a giveaway.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

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Last Day to Enter to Win Cool Gear

December 23rd, 2008

UltraRob's Gear for Mountain Biking by 198 Contest

Today is the last day to enter to win a $1,000 Mountain Cycle Fury full suspension frame from Mountain Biking by 198. I’m sponsoring the 2nd place price. Third place is a Clix Wheel Release System.

The gear I’m giving away includes my favorite multi tool and the Rogue Camelbak that I use for rides that last a few hours.

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of the Hammer Nutrition products so there’s a Hammer Gel Jug, Hammer Gel Flask, HEED Drink and a large Hammer water bottle. If Hammer is new to you, here’s how I use the Hammer Nutrition products.

So how do you win all this cool stuff? Go over to Mountain Biking by 198 and submit the best trail review. It doesn’t matter where you live or where the trail is. Check out the original post for rules so your trail submission qualifies for the contest.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

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Win a $1,000 Dollar Mountain Bike Frame or Other Cool Prizes

November 18th, 2008

Mountain Cycle Fury Frame
Today Mountain Biking by 198 started a contest with a top prize of a $1,000 Mountain Cycle Fury Frame. The contest is for writing the best mountain bike trail review.

Mountain Bikers Essentials Package
I’m providing the 2nd place prize of a mountain bikers essentials package. It includes my favorite multi tool and the Rogue Camelbak that I use for rides that last a few hours.

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of the Hammer Nutrition products so there’s a Hammer Gel Jug, Hammer Gel Flask, HEED Drink and a large Hammer water bottle. If Hammer is new to you, here’s how I use the Hammer Nutrition products.

The 3rd place prize is the Clix Wheel Release System. These are not available in stores. The Clix Wheel Release System makes mounting your front tire easier than ever.

Head over to Mountain Biking by 198 for full details on the contest.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

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Win Rock ‘N’ Roll Extreme Chain Lube

April 14th, 2008

Update: Bicycle Frenzy is no longer being maintained.

Bicycle Frenzy is giving away a bottle of Rock ‘N’ Roll Extreme Chain Lube on each of the next 3 Mondays. That would be April 21, April 28, and May 5.

I’ve been reading Bicycle Frenzy for a few months. It’s definitely worth reading if you’re a cyclist. Entering the contest will make sure you don’t miss new posts. All you have to do to win is sign up for the Bicycle Frenzy RSS or via E-mail and then leave a comment on the post that says you subscribed.

I’m not giving anything away but while you’re at it you can sign up for my feed or new posts by e-mail.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

Free T-shirts and Raffle for a Colnago

January 30th, 2008


Over at Ride-Strong, they are giving away 20 t-shirts just for commenting. I just commented and it looks like 16 are left.

They are also doing a raffle for a Colnago Carbon bike. Only 100 tickets are being sold so you have a 1 in 100 chance of winning the bike.

Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

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