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Ideas are a-brewin: Mud and Cowbells and Junior 'Cross development

I have never been deeply philanthropic. I mean, I do really enjoy helping people, does emanate from me, but I want to push things a bit deeper. Maybe I am getting older...

So, working with some homies here in the Reepoobleek, I decided to look at doing some fun and interesting things to do what I can to help with kids who wouldn't normally get the chance to mix it up Euro-style...or even go to some of the great 'cross or cycling camps we have around the country hosted by the hard working folks in each region.

So as I formulate this idea, I have a question for you my 'cross brethren and sisteren, would you buy a friggin shirt for 20 bucks? I seriously do not want to make dime numero uno on this but woudl be an UNBELIEVABLE rush to forward cash to a kid or a group (e.g. the Mud skippers) to enable more opportunities for this beautiful sport of ours to grow. The clinics I run to old guys like me are so fun...imagine more time like that spent with like 12 year olds who normally would NEVER get the chance to experience it.

Anyways, I am running with some non-profit ideas like this and am having some fun. I LOVE the NBA logo and had the idea twisted a bit by my boy Ted and his brilliant crew at Anthem. I had them odify this American style sports logo to suit our 'cross needs like you see below for the fund raising t-shirt:

Any uber-geek who can tell me who's silhouette is being used here gets a free shirt...and an award that officially puts you in a higher level of geekdom than me.

So, would ya buy one to support this little idea? Let me know! Vote!

In a quest to get more American kids onto podiums in 'cross, Would you buy a lousy t-shirt?
Yes of course. I'm sick of the Belgian's sweeping.
No, I'm a cheap, individualtistic, bastage. free polls

More details later but I dream of putting a little Page on the top step some day. We'll see where this goes....

Reader Comments (6)

Rock on dude. Keep the dream alive. If you need any help with this excellent adventure, count me in. I love spreadin the love.

May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJared Roy

Funny enough, but I may put this on the back burner for a while. My peeps at BCS are doing something similar for 07 actually and would be sort of silly to have this thing floating about as well with such similarities. I'd prefer channeling my efforts into something larger. But we'll see! Fun to think about though.

May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

as the figure is carrying on the left I'm guessing that it's Sven vanthourenout or maybe the other sven vantornout

May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great idea! I'd totally buy one, if I don't win one with my guess of Bart Wellens.

May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSanDiego81

You all are super rad! I got a couple of direct emails from super geeks (like me of course) and the answer is absolutely Sven Vanthourenhout. The original pic was taken some time ago in his Quick Step days. The give away is the over the left shoulder/around the head tube/belgie style portage.

Again, at the moment I launched this idea, my buds at BCS were already scheming a nearly identical plan way longer than I had schemed mine all the way down to the NBA-style I will look to align forces to help the greater good where i can.

God, I SALIVATE to think we can go better and deeper in 'cross but we can NOT do it without racing there in Benelux regularly....and that takes help.

May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

I thought maybe you mirrored the image and it was me, HA!!!

May 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTim

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