THIS EPISODE Mike talks to his old teammate Scott Zwizanski of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. In between sharing war stories from the Vuelta Mexico where they were racing, the guys reminisce about the good old days on Optum, and how Scott got his start in bike racing.
At times comical (Creed tries to get Zwiz to admit that the Optum guys miss him when really they just miss having someone to be the butt of their jokes) and other times quietly brutal (we learn how Scott coded after a race crash and had his life saved in dramatic fashion), this conversation between old friends and teammates is one you’re sure to remember.
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 also welcome Mercury Wheels as a new sponsor of the podcast. As part of their support of Open Mic, Mercury will be giving away a set of the same wheels that Mike’s guys at Smart Stop train on. All you have to do to be entered is like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and follow them on Instagram to be entered into a contest to win a set of deep-rim alloy training wheels. Mike will be announcing the winner on Twitter sometime next week, and we’ll also tweet it from the Cyclismas account as well.
A new addition to the Open Mic sponsorship roster is 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 ad slogan you make up. If your tweet is chosen, you’ll win a Lazer item. This week we’re giving away a Lazer Genesis helmet, so use the helmet handle, so get creative!
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