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30 Sep

Contest: Tweet for Gear

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 While my beef is with flawed and outdated health and fitness paradigms, Grant questions modern bicycle design.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. RT to win this:

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!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

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

    StephieLiz wrote on September 30th, 2010
    • I just retweeted the message and it was only 125 characters… Maybe Mark shortened it after you said that?

      Primal Toad wrote on September 30th, 2010
  2. Okay, I’m in.

    mike wrote on September 30th, 2010
    • I ditched the # before ‘primal and the colon after ‘this.


      mike wrote on September 30th, 2010
  3. In and done. Also this is really appropriate for today considering that Contador tested positive for Steroids. Man oh man…

    Jake wrote on September 30th, 2010
  4. Done. Easy as Primal

    Ben wrote on September 30th, 2010
  5. 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!

    Paige wrote on September 30th, 2010
    • 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.

      Shebeeste wrote on September 30th, 2010
  6. 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.

    Tom Schibler wrote on September 30th, 2010
  7. 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.

    Mike wrote on September 30th, 2010
  8. w00t done.

    Luigi wrote on September 30th, 2010
  9. Those Rivendell bikes are all conventional design. See some recumbent bikes at that are much easier on the crotch than conventional design bikes.

    Jeffrey R. wrote on September 30th, 2010
  10. Tweeted it!

    Adam Crafter wrote on October 1st, 2010
  11. In there. Good luck, everyone!

    The Primal Palette wrote on October 1st, 2010

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