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    Team Tents

    At my last race I was realizing that it's kind of silly that our team tent is just a generic blue canopy when our team colors are pink and black.

    I'm looking in to getting one made in our team colors. Anyone know of a reliable place to get canopy tents in custom colors and/or designs?

    Bonus points if they let you put custom logos/text on it as well.


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    Your tent should match your under wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Your tent should match your under wear.
    So then the question is still the same, where can I find a pink tent?

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    having not raced in the US for 13 years, it was kind of a surprise to see the whole team tent action last year.

    hello overkill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    having not raced in the US for 13 years, it was kind of a surprise to see the whole team tent action last year.

    hello
    overkill?
    maybe. but it's nice to have a dedicated place to park your bike while watching the other races. or a place to setup a trainer in the shade while warming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    having not raced in the US for 13 years, it was kind of a surprise to see the whole team tent action last year.

    hello overkill?
    welcome to america. that is the beauty. everything is bigger, overdone and usually unnecessary.

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    http://www.ezupdirect.com/ezup-insta...ed-shelter.php

    Check custom colors, and they will silkscreen logos and stuff for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    hello overkill?
    I was thinking the same thing as one of those tents came loose and blew into the path of the Cat 5 race at Syn-fit. Lets hope Team BBC has better tent building skills.

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    ^^ that was a spectator tent, I'm fairly certain.
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    ^^
    Wasn't blaming Evolution, nothing you guys could have done about it.

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    I actually have somewhat mixed opinion of team tents. If you're allowed to have them though, then why not? And if you're allowed to have them, then why not have one in your team colors?

    Were they set up close to the road at Syn-Fit, or did it just blow a long way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcb1230 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing as one of those tents came loose and blew into the path of the Cat 5 race at Syn-fit. Lets hope Team BBC has better tent building skills.
    That was me that the tent almost hit. I am mid-bridge and I hear some one yell "Tent!" just as I see a tent leg land a foot or so from my front wheel. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcb1230 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing as one of those tents came loose and blew into the path of the Cat 5 race at Syn-fit. Lets hope Team BBC has better tent building skills.

    +

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post

    hello overkill?
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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    we have some gigantic team tents. we use them for reg tables or for line of trainers. can also hang bikes off of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    having not raced in the US for 13 years, it was kind of a surprise to see the whole team tent action last year.

    hello overkill?
    Absolutely. Every team with more than 2 people on it seems to have one. However, it was easy to find teammates.
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    My team back home had several tents. We (Cat1/2 dudes) never used them. The further down the ladder, the more frequently they were used. If your race is at noon, you can afford to sit under a tent for 3 hours before you warm up. If your race is at 6pm and is going to be 100km of pain, sit your ass indoors in Subway.

    Seriously, I'd rather sit in a restaurant or a hotel room than get steamed like a pot of rice on a muggy summer day in Chicago. Support your team when you can, but hot/humid summer days are not the time to do it. That might work in the dry heat of SoCal or Arizona, but you'd be done in 20km unless you had an IV drip full of Gatorade, pushing the fluids before the race, anywhere east of the big muddy.
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    id love to have a tent for cross races

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    id love to have a tent for cross races
    but you'd settle for duckboards?


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    Lol at botto

    Real suggestion: Why not hang a team banner from your current tent instead of buying a custom one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    but you'd settle for duckboards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swak View Post
    Hate to be the one to post this but....
    Oh yeah, that will look real nice

    Should they color their bikes with those fruit smell markers while they're at it?
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    Caravan Canopy does nice custom tents.

    http://www.caravancanopies.com/promo...d_your_own.asp

    No it's not overkill. It's super easy and cheap with new printing processes. Are team jersey's overkill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn Mike View Post
    Caravan Canopy does nice custom tents.

    http://www.caravancanopies.com/promo...d_your_own.asp

    No it's not overkill. It's super easy and cheap with new printing processes. Are team jersey's overkill?
    awesome, thanks for the link.

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