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    Spinning like a gerbel spingineer's Avatar
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    Schwag at Tour of California

    So what kind of schwag did everyone get at TofC? Today, after 7 days of following the tour, I finally got something useful ... a first aid kit from Amgen. I did buy a Rock Racing T-shirt, with Mario's name on the back. I also got a pretty large sized poster of Levi. I may post it in my cubicle, and everyone will be wondering, who the heck is that scrawny little guy?
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Cowbell from Toyota
    Rock Racing poster
    Astana poster
    Free shirt from "The Bike Connection" -- "9 out of 10 doctors recommend riding to reduce the signs of fatness"
    Lots of catalogs
    Lots of stickers

    Pretty cool!
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    All I got was rained on and a bunch of lousy pictures..

    It was great fun!

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    Specialized gave out posters of Paolo. My daughter absconded with that and gave it to her Italian teacher. He was stoked! Loved it and put it on the wall next to the World Cup Soccer Champs. He asked if I can find a Cippo poster.

    Scored a t-shirt from Maxxis and a pair of socks from Mavic. And...Jelly Bellies to fill me up. Do these things even work?
    Looking for a chateau. Twenty-one rooms but one will do. I don't want to buy it. I just want to rent it for an hour or two.

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    I got a poster of Paolo too. I just stuffed it in my bag, and will check it out when I get home.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I got a ToC beanie cap for me and a teddy bear for my daughter. Oh, and a program to get signed but was too late to get anyone's autogragh since I forgot my sharpie and had to steal a pen from the silent auction table on stage 1! Doh!

    I also got some energy drinks and few packets of the recovery powder and gels from Cytomax.

    Other than that I missed all the cool giveaway stuff since it looks like most of it was given or sold by the teams and sponsors at the Finish lines!

    But I got to see two of Cippo's bikes as well as Boonen and Paolo's bikes up close.

    Oh yeah, I won a free ToC jersey for sending in pics of Stage 1 to RBR. I think I won becuase I was the only one who sent anything in. Doh!
    This day will be over... one of these days!

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    - Team CSC Water Bottle. Used, unfortunately, but reasonably cool.
    - Toyota bang stix or whatever they call 'em (lame, but, you asked...)
    - Amgen Tour of California Staff/Volunteer shirt (bright orange with blue! my favorite!)
    - VeloNews ToC edition + guide
    Can you pass the test?
    Yield to Life.

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    Cowbell and Thunder Sticks! woo woo! Oh and my Pumpin Peter certificate for racing Alan and Marco who completely kicked my bonked ass!

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    I got taxi777's phone number. Oh yeah, baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimples View Post
    I got taxi777's phone number. Oh yeah, baby.
    Wow, I bet you're so excited.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Toyota cowbell & thunderstix, Bettini poster, cartoon stickers of Boonen and Wegmann, Big Hair Super Fan pom-poms, Levi poster and "Levi in 08" stickers, autographed Rock Racing posters of Tyler, Sevilla and Botero, Herbalife musettes, Toyota-United keychain, and some SportBeans from Shelley Verses (ex-7-Eleven soigneur). Also photos of my kid with Jens, Cipo, Hincapie, Haedo, Bettini, Ben J-M, Fast Freddie, Horner, Kroon, Paul Sherwen & Phil Liggett. My wife took pix of me with the forementioned Ms. Verses and Mari Holden... I also managed to see some of the race.

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    If you have pix, you have to post them here. It's the rule.

    I got the usual cowbells, thunder sticks, Lance Foundation pom-pom, samples, etc.

    But one thing I picked up still puzzles me. It's a keychain from the USADA that is in the shape of a steering wheel. It says "I compete clean" on it, which seems appropriate all things considered, but why a steering wheel?? Am I missing something? Is doping an issue at Nascar? I would have prefered a chainring design or something like that. I would have actually used something like that. But not a steering wheel.

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    I got rained on and a cowbell. The cowbell is currently on my desk stuffed with a wad of cash for my bike fund.

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    I got a Giant Bicycles/Shimano Thunderstix package, some pictures, and a good time at the top of Sierra Road.

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    Couple sets of "thunder sticks"
    Cowbell
    Some FELT stickers
    Toyota-United water bottle.. (very used.. was literally thrown at me by a rider on Sierra Rd.)
    Cool Pictures (one with Mike Ball)
    The nicer the bike.. the more demanding your life becomes off it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by farandaway View Post
    If you have pix, you have to post them here. It's the rule.
    Will a link to a gallery do?


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    Visit my blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    I got a message that the page is private.
    Sorry about that. Forgot to set the permissions correctly. How 'bout now?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7170718...97669398/show/

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    Oooo. Great pictures. Thanks!

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    Cow Bell
    Two long sleeved T-shirts saying Volunteer
    big Levi poster
    first aid kit
    bumper sticker
    various foods

    Key trick is to wear a volunteer shirt and a safety vest then wander through the vendors area just as they start setting up. If you wait until they are ready many goodies are tucked away.
    This space open

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    Bunch of blue reflective stickets
    Mini CA flag
    Let Levi Ride stickers
    ToC metal pin

    The pin and flag are on my panniers now

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