Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekend Plans for Our Favorite Kind of Grown Ups

SockGuy's teamed up this year with some of our favorite grub and bevy makers to help present the Urban Assault Ride, and not that people in San Diego watch the forecast very often but we couldn't help but note the stellar weather our pale friends to the north have this weekend:

Current: Cloudy
Wind: E at 4 mph
Humidity: 59%
Mostly Sunny
72°F | 49°F
72°F | 49°F

Yo - Seattle - if the weather was not enough to motivate you, consider big wheels maneuvered around tiny a teeny tiny course by 200 lb. dudes, your city's adventure kitties out bike jousting and perhaps the finest denouement of all - a beer garden. Still not enough?  How about these:

Offish' UAR ArmWarmers and Socks 
by SockGuy. All available  at the 
U.A.R. blog.   Check it out for details 
of recent Rides and info on the Ride's 
assault in other cities near you. 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Some Extra LUV for Armed Forces Day

This Saturday is Armed Forces Day.  
In honor of our service men and women and our wish to spread the LUVing word about theWounded Warrior ProjectSockGuy is offering 20% off any order that includes a pair of Warrior socks through May 31st.

Everything at SockGuy's made with a ton of LUV but with these socks, there's a super-galactic dose of power LUV.  These Warrior socks are life changers.  The Warrior design benefits the Wounded Warrior Project,  one of our VERY favorite advocacy organizations and its rehabilitative cycling program - the Soldier Ride.  

The Soldier Ride has been making its way around the country with visits including one back in February to the S.G. 'hood during the Tour of California and earlier this month they made a swing by D.C. to meet The Pres. 

Among the notable comments that morning was President Obama's nod to where the Soldier Ride idea was conceived.  We have to concur since without a local watering hole and a supply of tequila to sedate a horse many of the SG favorites would never see the light of day. (Arm twisting dissenters is easier when they're half in the bag and flop designs are best blamed on "the drink".)

So this month when you're cruising picking up some of those S.G. favorites you can thank the Crazy Burro Margaritas for,  please remember to add a pair of Warrior socks to your cart, enter the promo code Warrior Luv and click RECALCULATE.  We'll take the 20% discount off when we process your order. 

Spread the LUV, spread the word and join the ride.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Is it the 'stache that makes him so fast?

SockGuy fans may notice downright lightning fast order fulfillment these days.  That's what happens when you start handing stacks of orders to someone like Zack. Someone who's used to gunning each lap faster and shaving seconds off race times. (Please note the resistance to all leg shaving comments that present themselves at this point.)   

Suffice to say, most peeps who suit up in spandex, clip-in, and reserve Wednesday mornings for "training rides",  are bound to have competitive streaks.  Apparently those training rides and all that frenetic zipping back and forth between the EliteTechs and the Channel Airs is paying off for the young Zman.  Our very own kicked some lycra bootie this past Sunday up at the Dana Point Grand Prix NRC Criterium.  Nice work Zack!  Now we can all stop wondering if you were really taking all those Wednesday mornings to sleep-in while the rest of us climbed into the sock empire trenches and began the daily dig.

Little does Zack know that he is just beginning to learn about the fun to be had back in the warehouse.  Those hairy grand prix turns he shared with the hairless will seem like child's play once we bust out the green machine.  He's young, full of promise and intelligent however, so we will be careful to not make the warehouse gig too entertaining...we'd never want him to end up like this in 15 years.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Celebrating the Biggest Win of Your Career

There are very specific times when jazz hands are supremely appropriate. 

Take for instance this moment in the life and times of SockGuy athlete, Phil Zajicek, captured by Casey B. Gibson at the 2009 SRAM Tour of the Gila Stage 5.

What pray tell was the cause for such joy?  

Could it be the fact that he just crushed two of the sport's biggest names? 

Could it be that his tootsies are wrapped in SockGuy LUV?  

We'll never know for sure.  What we can tell you is the next time Phil opts to rock his white EliteTech's we just might hook a brother up with some tanning lotion for those legs. 

But seriously.  Our LUV'ing congrats to Phil on showing Lance and Levi how to tame stage 5's Gila Monster.