So Gina and I drive all the way to the shop to order the jersey figuring I am qualified by according to the advertisment below take from "their" website. PAY ATTENTION TO THE BOLD SECTION.
I ask the guy at the shop and he says I'm not allowed to order "this jersey" since I did it back in 07. I explain that's not what the ad says. So he calls the guy in charge of the jerseys ( Robert Kahler in the webstie pic modeling the kit). He says that I can only buy the color for the year I completed the ride. WTF! Funny, this is taken from their website, Robert K. owns the shop. Robert Kahler minces no words when he describes himself as a lousy businessman and a reluctant retailer. Atleast he's got that right!
I inform him of the statement made in the ad on "their" website. It says "the year was not put on the jersey so that you can purchase it at anytime as long as you have completed all 4 passes in the past. There is even an example that says 'for instance, if you completed it in 09, you may still purchase this jersey".
He says no, I am only allowed to purchase the color signifying the year I completed the ride and if the statement is on the website, it was placed there by mistake.
So I asked why did the ad say "we don't put the year on the jersey so that you can buy them if you have ever completed the 4 passes if I am limited to only the green color signifying my year. If that was true, why don't you put the date on the jersey?
It also says that if you uhave completed the ride in a prior year, you should come out to the park to order the jersey (Also in Bold)
Then he says that it's that way to prevent riders who haven't complete the ride from purchasing a jersey. He said sorry for the mistake andif he has any leftovers in a few months, he'll sell me one.
"F" it, I wouldn't buy one now if you begged me. Seems you guys have your heads so far up your arse, you don't even understand what you wrote on your website.
BTW, YOUR website says the store opens at 10:30. I made a long drive just to get there in time and your store doesn't open till 11 am. So that was an extra half hour of my time wasted on your stupid shop because of your inadequacy.
Beautiful Yellow, Carbon Fiber Black, and Grey fully sublimated jersey showing Grim Reaper chasing you on the Breathless Agony Course on the Front. "Now - Go Elevate Yourself" on the Front.
"Breathless Agony Century", Full Route Elevation Chart, "4 Pass Finisher", "114 Miles - 12,000 Feet of Climbing", and "The Toughest Century in Southern California" on the Back.
"114 Miles", "12,000 Feet of Climbing", and "Dan Thomas Memorial Ride" on both sleeves.
You have to complete the 4 Passes of the ride in order to qualify to purchase these special jerseys at the Ride Finish or later at the Santiago Cycling Bike Shop in Tustin, thereby guaranteeing their exclusivity and prestige value.
This high-quality jersey was designed by Tony Rodriguez, 4 Pass Finisher of the Breathless Agony in 2000, 2001, and 2002!! A big thanks to Tony for all his work on this project!!
Manufactured by VOLER Team Apparel.
Price: $75 which includes Sales Tax
This design does not include the year on it ... so you can order it if you ever completed the 4 Pass Breathless Agony Century. For instance, if you completed the 4 Passes of the Breathless Agony Century in 2009 but not since, you can still order this Jersey. Of course, we expect and want to see you on the Breathless Agony Century again in the future ... in your Voler Jersey!!
If you have completed the Breathless Agony Century with all 4 Passes including 114 Miles and 12,000 Feet of Climbing in a prior year, you should come out and buy one of these Jerseys at the Finish at Sylvan Park in Redlands!![/B] If that doesn't work for you, call Robert Kahler at (714) 544-6091 and drop by Santiago Cycling at 115 North Prospect in Tustin. If you'd like us to ship you a Jersey, there is an Order Form Here. Do not order a jersey before you have successfully completed all 4 Passes of the ride.