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September 30, 2010

Contest: Tweet for Gear

By Mark Sisson
14 Comments

The Prize:

Bike Gear. Grant Peterson, owner and operator of Rivendell Bicycle Works, is a card carrying challenger of Conventional Wisdom. While my beef is with flawed and outdated health and fitness paradigms, Grant questions modern bicycle design.

In a time when bicycle sales are driven by the latest high tech materials (and by which brands pro cyclists are riding) his bikes are decidedly uncomplicated, approachable, sensible, useful and comfortably low tech. His handmade lugged steel bespoke bikes are truly a work of art. I’d include “riding a Rivendell,” in my top ten list of ways to move frequently at a slow pace. To paint you a picture, people don’t try to win the Tour de France on a Rivendell, but two sweethearts might ride Rivendells out to that special “sweetheart tree” to share a picnic and a bottle of Cabernet.

So check out Grant’s handmade beauties, and sample a little taste of the goods by entering today’s contest. Ten folks will get $25 gift certificates good for anything at Rivendell. That’s right, today there will be ten winners. Get yourself a shirt, a Laken waterbottle, or whatever bicycle accessory you need.

The Contest:

It’s Twitter time. While many of you are content with the posts and the forums of MDA, there’s a world of Primal people on Twitter chatting in real time. It’s a handy way to share meal pics, commiserate about the occasional Primal fail, or share the good Primal spots you find on the web. Read a little more about the Primal Twitter community here. Today’s contest requires you to do three extremely complicated things (note light sarcasm):

  1. Have a Twitter account. If you don’t have one, get one.
  2. Follow me on Twitter.
  3. Tweet (or retweet) this message: 1000s of people getting fit. Watch their #Primal workout/recipe vids. http://su.pr/2ZCfwW RT to win this: http://su.pr/1lC8Re

If you can do all those things, then you’re entered to win. Ten winners will be picked at random among all eligible contestants.

The Deadline:

October 1, 9:00 a.m. PST. 24 hours.

Who is Eligible:

All of you!

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14 Comments on "Contest: Tweet for Gear"

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StephieLiz
StephieLiz
5 years 11 months ago

Tweet was two long (142 characters)… had two lop “videos” to “vids”.

Primal Toad
5 years 11 months ago

I just retweeted the message and it was only 125 characters… Maybe Mark shortened it after you said that?

mike
mike
5 years 11 months ago

Okay, I’m in.

mike
mike
5 years 11 months ago

I ditched the # before ‘primal and the colon after ‘this.

🙂

Jake
5 years 11 months ago

In and done. Also this is really appropriate for today considering that Contador tested positive for Steroids. Man oh man…

Ben
Ben
5 years 11 months ago

Done. Easy as Primal

Paige
Paige
5 years 11 months ago

So glad to see Grant and Rivendell get a shout-out here! I actually learned about Mark and primal from an article in the Rivendell Reader a couple of years back. And I LOVE moving frequently at a slow (well, on a bike it needs to be moderate) pace on my Rivendell!

Shebeeste
Shebeeste
5 years 11 months ago

Me too. I had run across Mark’s blog before, while hunting for all things paleo, but reading about the Primal Blueprint in the Rivendell Reader is what really got me hooked. I’m saving up for my own Rivendell, but I’d really love to win $25 too.

Tom Schibler
Tom Schibler
5 years 11 months ago

Rivendell rocks. Grant and the whole Riv crew in Walnut Creek are top notch. My Rivendell custom road bike is 11 years old and gets compliments every ride. I have no problem keeping up with people riding plastic (uh, I mean carbon fiber) bikes.

Mike
Mike
5 years 11 months ago

Now here’s a contest I can get behind–I’m in. Since Grant’s onboard with PB, maybe we can start a battle of the bike companies — get Joe Breeze or the Surly guys — or Primal Wear (!!) — to also put up some swag for a primal cycling contest.

Luigi
Luigi
5 years 11 months ago

w00t done.

Jeffrey R.
Jeffrey R.
5 years 11 months ago

Those Rivendell bikes are all conventional design. See some recumbent bikes at cruzbikes.com that are much easier on the crotch than conventional design bikes.

Adam Crafter
Adam Crafter
5 years 11 months ago

Tweeted it!

The Primal Palette
5 years 11 months ago

In there. Good luck, everyone!

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