Monday, November 29, 2010

and the winner is...


Yup. Ain't that a bitch! Nobody got to take home the Chrome Natoma pants that day.

All I wanted was to make someone happy...I love mine and thought someone else might want a pair too...heavily discounted (100% off, FREE, nada, zip, zero, zilch) at that.

But for one reason or another, we didn't get a single order that day. I realize everyone has their bad days, but we usually get at least a few sticker orders...



But not THIS Black Friday.

I'm hoping it's because our readers are also hip to Adbusters and looked past the shiny lights and falling prices of that day and participated in Buy Nothing Day instead!

Maybe we should've went for today, which is now officially Cyber Monday, so I hear.

Anyway, our second annual 12 days of Christmas sale is coming very soon and you'll have another crack at the pants then... good luck!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Here's all the info from the newsletter:

Hey Everyone!

We're keeping this Thanksgiving real and giving a little something- ok- a big something back this year! We wanna turn your Black Friday Grey!!!

learn more about them:

The story:
A little while back Chrome sent us a pair of their Natoma (MSRP $120!) riding pants (pictured above) to review. We guessed on the size (medium), and they were just a tad too small for the belly I grew... the belly that just won't seem to go away since I turned 35 last June!

We were trying to save these until our 12 Days of Christmas this year (which is also coming up soon!), but we can't wait to give these away!!!

So how do you win these already?
Simple- get yourself an OLC shirt- any OLC shirt- and get that shirt this Friday (Nov. 26th), and you're automatically entered to win...but Friday ONLY!
It doesn't matter what time it is Friday, as long as you order Friday, by 11:59PM EST.

That's it!

Pick up a shirt from us ANYTIME THIS FRIDAY (EST) and you just might win a pair of Chrome Natoma pants!

Fine Print: You can live ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and win these pants! The only catch- if you live outside the US, you have to pick up the shipping tab. If you live in the US, they're on us. The winner will be announced this Saturday at Noon (EST) via our blog and twitter (follow us!!!). If the winner lives outside the US and does not want to pay for shipping, another winner will be picked!

One last thing... The winner will have 24 hours to email either of us and claim that prize!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

Brandon & Cole

P.S. We're still giving away free stickers for your riding stories!!! We really want this to be a regular thing, so keep those stories coming! -If you've sent in a story and haven't received your stickers yet, email Brandon!

P.P.S. If you want a Bates Crate for Christmas, I'd order it soon. Talk to Cole if you have any questions there. If you want shirts by Christmas, I think our cut-off date is Dec. 15th to guarantee US delivery.

One Less Car |
Bates Crates |
Cole: twitter: @1morebike
Brandon: twitter: @greezus

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*this wouldn't be late notice if you followed either of us on twitter or subscribed to the newsletter that we try to send out semi-weekly... just sayin'.

So, from all of us at OLC, we hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and good luck!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

We're branching out!

Last week in my old stopping grounds of Michigan, was one of the nation's largest mountain bike races- The Iceman Cometh. A 27 mile (the longest in the US!) point to point race through the woods. With 4000 entrances, snow on the ground, and a pro class race, how could i not?

A car was rented, camera gear packed, and made plans to pick up Brandon on the way and report back what we saw.

So here are the best pics of the day. It was great event and I'm pretty sure there will be a Team One Less Car next year, because both Brandon and I want to race it!
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ICEMAN COMETH, travers city mi
ICEMAN COMETH, travers city mi
ICEMAN COMETH, travers city mi
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ICEMAN COMETH, travers city mi
ICEMAN COMETH, travers city mi

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bicycles & Cameras

Those of you who follow our blog regularly might know that I really like photography. Thanks to a very generous girlfriend, I have acquired a nice dslr. With my track record of destroying cameras while biking, I was looking for a way to carry a full size dslr without a mass amount of vibrations to the camera. Read more... -Review by Cole.

We've been out to a few events taking pics, so we'll be posting those soon! We've got more to review and more on the way, so stay tuned!


Monday, November 08, 2010

The Iceman Cometh!!!

Brandon and I made the trip to Traverse City, Michigan, to cover the Iceman Cometh 2010.

The Iceman is the longest point to point race in the US, being just under 30 miles and has always been held the first weekend in November. Started by Gary Fisher and a few others 20 years ago, Gary also came to celebrate his 60th birthday!

We took a lot of great pics and will post them later this week, we'll have more reviews this week, and then some- check back and see what we got!