Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Awesomer Stuff: Taralites, Sticker, Giveaway, DTV Shredder
Think I'm excited? I got an email yesterday letting me know my review pair of GoLite Footwear Taralites are on their way! "Inspired by the Tarahumara tribes of Mexico, built on the BareTech platform with a zero drop heel, runners can enjoy all the benefits of a natural gait with the exceptional stability and protection of their Soft Against the Ground technology on all terrain. The "second skin" upper provides comfort and lightweight protection from the elements. The internal "sandal" thong and unique closure system provides adjustable fit, security. And energy efficiency by preventing excessive foot movement. Their newest outsole, the Sticky Gecko, is inspired by the gravity-defying "traction" of geckos. The 350 small GripstickTM rubber lugs replicate the tiny hairs on a gecko's feet that create surface contact and friction." Wonder how they'll be in the snow?
As soon as I opened the envelope's seal, I felt awesomer, Matty B had sent me a blog sticker. Chris K is not the only one with a penchant for pink and unicorns. If you are not a follower, head over to MattyRunRun - he's really funny and the only way this blog could be any better is if Sara got more chances to write. Oh, did I mention the "Ban-Jill?"
Constantin over at the Highball Blog (Not a follower? Check him out.) is having a great giveaway where you can win Free Climbing Gear! Not a climber? Lots of the gear has everyday uses or, if you win, feel free to send it my way, I'm always happy to add to the gear closet. Climbing is great cross-training as well, for any endurance sport. Giveaway runs through February 9th.
I found the perfect gear to be comfortable pacing someone at any ultra distance: The DTV Shredder. "The Shredder is the first true crossover for Action and Power Sports. A combination of Tank, Skateboard and Motocross Bike, the Shredder is small enough to fit in the trunk of a car and is All Terrain – All Year. With a top speed of +30 mph, there isn’t anything you won’t be able to Shred at high speed."
You know I'll be writing them to ask for a test-ride!