July 31, 2008

Skeese Greets Magnets!

Skeese Greets now has magnets! They just arrived today and they look great. These are the select few designs which will be available online in the next couple of weeks:


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“A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.” Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
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July 30, 2008

Bike Shops with Skeese Greets

You can find Skeese Greets, Greeting Cards for the Athletically Minded at these fine retailers:

Don’t see your shop here? Tell them about it. Then send us an email. If they decide to carry the line, you’ll get 10 free cards!

Online:
www.bicyclegifts.com
www.cyclingcentralshop.com.au
www.endurancezone.com
www.flowerpedal.com
www.longscycle.com
www.skeese.com
www.TheTriathleteStore.com

ALASKA
Sockeye Cycle

ARIZONA
Round Trip Bike Shop
Tribe Multisport
Triple Sports

ARKANSAS
Chainwheel
The Ride Bicycle Shop

CALIFORNIA
Bicycle Chef Bicycles
Bicycles Plus
Eden Bicycles
El Camino Bike Shop
Montano Velo
Ocean Cyclery
Pace Sportswear
Pegasus Bicycle Works

FLORIDA
Orange Cycle
Sun Cycling
Tara’s: 20789 Walnut ST, Dunnellon, FL 34431

INDIANA
Bicycle Garage Indy

IOWA
Europa Cycle

KENTUCKY
Pedal Power Bike Shop
Pedal The Planet

MAINE
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop

MARYLAND
flowerpedal.com

MASSACHUSETTS
Longs Cycle
Pedal Power
Village Bicycle

MINNESOTA
Bokoo Bikes

MISSOURI
American Kitchen & Backyard Design

MONTANA
Valley Bicycles & Ski

NEW MEXICO
Twin Sisters Cycling

NEVADA
High Sierra Cycling & Fitness

OHIO
HubBub Custom Bicycles
Paradise Garage
The Triathlete Store

OKLAHOMA
Bicycle Store Too
Bicycles of Tulsa
Buchanan’s Bicycles
Texoma Cycling Center

SOUTH CAROLINA
Lowcountry Bicycles

TENNESSEE
Owen Cyclery
R.B.’s Cyclery, Inc.

TEXAS

45th Street Market, Austin
Advanced Rehab
B & B Bicycles
Barton Springs Food Mart, Austin
Bay Area Bicycles
Beaumont Bicycle Sports
Bicycle Heaven
Bike World
CK Sports
Ericson’s Bicycles, Inc.
Ericson’s Bicycles, Inc.
Jack and Adam’s Bicycles
Plano Cycling & Fitness
Pure Austin Gym
Richardson Bike Mart
Roger Soler Sports
Sugar Cycles
Texoma Cycling Center
The Bike Platz
Tri On The Run
Tsunami Cycles

UTAH
Contender Bicycles
Mad Dog Cycles

WISCONSIN
Earth Rider

AUSTRALIA
SheSpoke Cyclewear
www.cyclingcentralshop.com.au

CANADA
Cheapskates

UNITED KINGDOM
Red Kite Bikes

Michael’s Cycles
21 S Farm RD
Worthing
W. Sussex BN14 7AD

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“Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you.” Aaron Douglas Trimble


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July 29, 2008

Skeese Greets Now on Flickr

Today I posted a few Skeese Greets designs on Flickr. I did this mostly because I wanted some images on the side bar of this blog. I’m not very familiar with Flickr and the only person I know who uses it on a regular basis (strangely enough) is my friend Texas Governor Rick Perry. One of the photos he has posted is of us at Jack’s Generic Tri (an event sponsored by Skeese Greets.) This award winning triathlon takes place on August 3…only a few days away!

Look for more Skeese Greets postings on Flickr in the near future!


Gov. Rick Perry with J&A Crew, including Skeese Greets owner Stacy Keese

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Quote of the day: “Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)


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July 28, 2008

Featured Bike Art: Cyclona Designs

Looking for a gift for the bicycle lover in your life, then check out www.etsy.com Esty.com is a website that allows independent artists and crafters the opportunity to sell their items online. There is an incredible array of handmade items, including many for cycling enthusiasts. One of my favorite shops on Etsy is Cyclona Designs. They sell belt buckles, pendants and cuffs created from used bicycle parts. Here’s an example:

Cyclona Designs belt buckle
Cyclona Designs belt buckle

Until next time…Ride on.

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Quote of the day:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)


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July 23, 2008

Sunflower Fields Forever

In celebration of this year’s Tour de France, we’re having a sale on the Tour’s flower - the sunflower! This card features sunflowers created from used bicycle parts. Sale continues until the end of July and can be found HERE on Etsy.com.
This card was inspired by my 2005 Tour de France trip. It was Lance Armstrong’s final tour and I was there for the entirety on a press pass.

Bicycle Chain Greeting CardSunflower Fields Forever Greeting Card

Lance's Podium Flowers

Sunflower Field in FranceSunflower Field in France

I drove each route every day through crowds like this. Here I (taller one) stand with a photographer friend on top of one of the mountains.

Tour de France 2005Tour de France 2005

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July 21, 2008

Skeese Greets Now on Etsy

A few months ago I decided to post the Skeese Greets cycling cards on Etsy.com. If you haven’t heard of Etsy, it’s a website to buy and sell all things handmade. There are over 60,000 vendors who sell products ranging from jewelry to pottery to clothing and greeting cards. Type in “bicycle” in the search block and you’ll find all kinds of unique bike items that you wouldn’t see elsewhere. I’ll occasionally feature some of those cool finds here. Until then, check it out for yourself and try not to become too addicted!

Etsy - handmade itemsEtsy - handmade items

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July 18, 2008

Back On The Saddle

It’s been over a year since the Skeese Greets Blog has been updated. I’m back on the saddle and it is my intention to post on an almost daily basis. If I’ve got nothing then I’ll skip out and you’ll have to wait in eager anticipation for the next one, and hopefully this time it won’t be a yearlong wait.
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