Monday, January 31, 2011

Killer Team Profile: Team RideClean

 Team RideClean ... Nice Socks!

1. What is the mission of your team? 
The RideClean Team exists to further the RideClean mission for Clean Sport which is to support a positive environment for avowedly clean athletes to develop and compete without the influence of performance enhancing drugs.  Our mission is achieved if we can show a clean path for youth and other athletes to compete while adhering to their conscience.  This balance allows the athlete to achieve their inner potential.

2. What do the riders on your team have in common?  The riders on the RideClean have varying ability and experience levels.  The team has a developmental squad, a womens squad, and a number of Elite Amateurs that contest at National Race Calendar events while representing the sponsors and the message of RideClean.

3. What does the team do for fun? 
While the hobbies of the team are as varied as the riders that make it up, the fun side is easily summed up by what we call "Snakes Rules" which state that the team should:
  • Have fun
  • Race Bikes
  • Eat Ice Cream
  • Go Swimming
  • Kiss podium girls (boys)
4. How does the team push itself to succeed? 
The fun factor and individual motivations as they come together to form team goals allow the team to succeed.  When the emphasis is on the process and not the end result, then success is already achieved.  When there are external pressures to achieve (by sponsors, by self, by family, by fans), they can lead athletes to go outside of themselves to please others.  We are all competitive by nature, and everyone likes to win, but by putting the stress on the fulfillment of individual potential and emphasizing the PROCESS over the RESULT, then success is achieved.

5. What is something that nobody knows about the team? 
What nobody knows about the team is that it is easy to climb aboard -- all you have to do is show that you are rowing the boat. 

6. What does your team love about SockGuy socks? 
The team LUVS SockGuy socks because SockGuy gets what RideClean is doing.  SockGuy was the first partner that RideClean had and has been with RideClean for 5 years.  Other than that, the fact that they are the most comfortable socks available doesnt hurt.  More wicking material than ANY other sock?  Sounds good...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Awesome Dealer Profile: Skinny Raven Sports

Since its inception in 1994 Skinny Raven Sports has been at the forefront of the Anchorage running community. The Skinny Raven Mission is to help people find the right footwear. The staff is well educated in the art of shoe fitting and they pride themselves on being able to accommodate even the most challenging foot types.

And, of course, they sell SOCKS, too! SockGuy Socks, to be specific. Skinny Raven is one of our great dealers, so we interviewed Chief Sock Buyer, Todd List, to find out more about their store. Here is what he told us:

1. What is SkinnyRaven best known for?
SkinnyRaven is best known for the customer service - whether we are helping a customer with footwear, offering free services such as polishing up their Danskos, stretching their shoes or just offering them coffee, we strive to help the customer and always give them our very best.

2. What do your customers love best about SkinnyRaven?
Our customers really appreciate our customer service and the overall atmosphere of Skinny Raven.

3. What sports do SkinnyRaven customers enjoy?
Our customers enjoy a wide range of activities including running, walking, skiing (downhill and Nordic), fishing, ice skating, squash, aerobics ... and lots more

4. What are the most popular SockGuy socks you sell?
The most popular SockGuy sock is the BEANO sock!

5. Why do you think SkinnyRaven customers like SockGuy socks?
Our customers LOVE the sockguy socks because there are so many FUN designs!

6. Do you (Todd) wear SockGuy socks? If so, what are your personal favorites?
I do wear sockguy socks. My favorite was the ¾ crew Raven sock. (NOTE from SockGuy: du-oh! That one's been discontinued ... maybe it's time to reconsider!)

7. How cold is it up there? Have you guys tried the SockGuy MTN-tech socks to keep warm?
In the winter the temperature is around 20 degrees. We have not tried the MTN tech sock. (NOTE from SockGuy: OK - we're sending you a care package - you'll love them!)

8. What should everyone in the world know about SkinnyRaven?
Everyone in the world should know that Skinny Raven is FUN! And our logo is cool :-)