THIS EPISODE Mike gets together with Lewis Elliot of Team Landis/Trek in between stages at the Redlands Classic. The Arizona native is not only a professional cyclist and triathlete, he’s also a Ford Agency model, and is perhaps best known as the guy in the ProForm® TDF Centennial edition Powered by Google Maps™ incline/decline training bike commercial (phew, that was a mouthful). After they get some bike geeking out of their systems, the guys settle down for an interesting conversation that runs the gamut from wide hips and kick-ass lungs to taking cell phones for granted. Reminiscences of the Tour of Gila, the Junior Tour of Austria, Bob Dylan lyrics, and awkward vs. amazing podcasts pepper this intriguing conversation. You’ll be glad you got to know Lewis Elliot better by listening to this real and authentic conversation between old friends.
As always, Open Mic with Mike Creed is presented by The Colorado Cyclist, Mike’s very first professional cycling team in 1998. Thanks to everyone at Colorado Cyclist for their support of Mike over the years, and a big thank you to them for stepping up and sponsoring the podcast and offering $50 gift cards to our Twitter contest winners. Please visit their website at coloradocyclist.com and give them a follow on Twitter at @Co_Cyclist to show your appreciation for everything they do for us.
Colorado Cyclist is running a special promotion that we’d like everyone to know about. If a customer purchases any bike, frame or wheels, the customer will receive back a gift certificate worth 15% of the purchase price toward a future purchase. For example: If a customer buys a $4,000.00 bike, they will get a Gift Certificate for $600.00. There are no restrictions, and this promotion includes regular and sale bikes, frames and any wheels – factory or custom included. There is free shipping on all items as well. Colorado Cyclist is also launching a new website, so stay tuned and be on the lookout for upcoming giveaways. And be sure to call them at 1-800-688-8600 and mention the podcast when placing your order!
We’re grateful for the continuing partnership with Chris Smith and Lazer Helmets. Every podcast we’ll be giving away either a Lazer helmet or pair of Lazer sunglasses. All you need to do is mention @LazerHelmets or @Lazer_Vision on Twitter with a clever tweet that conforms to the week’s contest rules. If your tweet is chosen, you’ll win a Lazer item.
This week we’re giving away a Lazer bike helmet for the best new product name for Lazer’s forthcoming helmet. Simply tweet your creative helmet name to @LazerHelmets with the hashtag #OpenMic. A winner will be selected next Thursday and announced on Friday before the week’s podcast.
Good luck, and as always, thanks for listening!