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The Damion Alexander Team Cycling Jersey

When I open my bike closet I find that I have amassed a collection of jerseys from the decade since I fell back in love with cycling.  I have kits from Primal, Voler, Hincapie, Capo, Black Bottom, Nalini, Pearl Izumi, Squadra, and Pactimo.  They range from team kits for El Grupo and Team Cirrus, charity kits like The Look, Save a Life, American Diabetes Association and Ride for A Child with Tu Nidito, artistic and fun jerseys from GoLoco, event kits from bike races and festivals I have been a part of and those that I have been fortunate to win from New Belgium Brewery.

With all of these options I find I typically use the same kits over and over while many just sit there as reminders of happy days.  When picking what I’ll wear comfort is always at the top of the list.  Functionality also ranks high.  Some of my favorite jerseys have such small pockets that in the summer they’re not good on any ride where I need a third bottle in my back pocket.  Likewise, some bib and short chamois are good for a quick spin, but after 2 hours they are like a Florida Swamp in July.  Being that clothing is considered a direct reflection of who we are the company or organization they represent as well as their sponsors also need to be considered.  I wear some names with pride knowing what the organization represents and have other kits featuring logo soup of businesses that I have little respect for and won’t wear.

One thing that has been on my mind for years is the process that goes into the making of a kit.  As a business owner who wears spandex 5-6 days a week it is clear that investing in a moving billboard that doubles as clothing is a worthwhile investment.  Also, I’m always looking for gifts for my clients and as many ride bikes, a jersey or kit seem like the ideal gift.   With that in mind I’ve been looking into the process of designing a kit.  As I mentioned I own kits from over a half dozen companies and know whose kits are the most comfortable.  There is also that pesky factor in life called cost.

I’m not sure where this path is going to lead, but hopefully before it is over it will help others know the process of making their own kit.  I expect this should take a few months with 6-8 blog entries.  The main points I know I will look into are the design process.  Picking a local designer or working with the manufacturer directly.  Sponsors and Logo soup to cover some of the costs (or keep it clean).  The design process.  What materials and only Kits, or skinsuits, arm/leg warmers, gloves.  How many to order, who can order, how to order.  Finally, photos of smiling riders wearing The Damion Alexander Team colors.

The Business Builder Bike Ride Celebrates year 6

For 6 years the Business Builder Bike Ride has met monthly to network, build businesses, ride mountain bikes and drink beer.  April 27th at 4PM is the anniversary ride at Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead.

This ride is the brainchild of two of the most creative and professional businessmen in Tucson, Matt and Brandon Blair from Cirrus Visual Communication. Some people just have it all together.  From family, business, fitness, friends, community involvement and everything else they are a part of.  I have seen many rides start and fail, but this ride just gets better and bigger each month.

Links to 36 plus photo albums from 6 years of Business Builder Bike rides are at the bottom of this page.


The BBBR is a monthly gathering and alternates between Sweetwater Preserve and Fantasy Island.   The format is to do a quick pre-ride meet and greet.  This is limited mostly to who you are and what you do professionally.  Then we get on our bikes and ride.  Post ride beer, hangin’ out trail side, and a call for any upcoming events that we are working on.

This is how Cirrus Visual describes the BBBR.  “If you haven’t heard about this event, think of it as business networking on your bike. Some people do business on the golf course…we love to ride our mountain bikes, and know there are other business professionals like us.

Whether you like to ride fast, or are just venturing into the dirt, all riding levels are welcome! Just bring your bike, helmet and business cards, and we’ll bring the post-ride refreshments. Join us this month and bring a friend – new riders are what keep this event growing!”


Personally, this is one of my favorite rides based on the location, people, scenery, networking and beer.  If you want to go really fast, there is still someone faster.  If you are affectionately known as “the turtle” you will not be left out on the trail by yourself.  Since we start and stop in the same place and the trails we use have extra loops for those who want extra credit everyone can get in the ride they want and still not feel like they are being left out or left behind.  Also, beer, FREE beer (usually)  hoppily greets you at the end of the ride.  So you ask,  Is this really networking or just an excuse to cut out of work, ride bikes and drink beer?   I have now helped 9 friends buy or sell their homes as a direct result of this ride, but you should join us and decide for yourself.

You can sign up for an automatic invite at http://www.cirrusvisual.com/teamcirrus/bizandbikes.html or look up Cirrus Visual on Facebook.


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