Well, it has been a whirlwind ProGold Tour since it resumed the day after Christmas. The Tour’s first stop was in Huntsville, AL for a customized retro-fit for the ProGold van! The van is even more organized and ready to deliver more outstanding ProGold products thanks to Scott Schlapman and his carpentry work along with several other Monte Sano Park folks! If you haven’t been to Huntsville, it is a worthy stop for truly skilled mountain bikers. There are some awesome bike shops in the area as well.
As the Tour progressed further west towards Houston, TX, stops were made at a number of different shops in the Houston area and there was some sweet riding at the Triangle and Ant Hills. Thanks to the shops and for the great hospitality of southeast Texas.
The ProGold van traveled further west to Austin, Comfort, and Warda, TX for several shop stops along the way, and the Marathon TMBRA Series first event of 2012. Over 85 miles were ridden, all lubed exclusively by the Progold Xtreme for the mountain bike in Warda, TX at Bluff Creek Ranch. Thanks to Dr. Paul and the crew of S & S Trails Design. Right after the event in Warda, ProGold got a phone call from Pam Jackson, DORBA President of Dallas with the news that the Superman event was being held in Fort Worth, TX the next day. The Superman Event, a first year event put on by Josh of Knobbies & Slicks Bike Shop, was treated to the Progold Individual Packet Towels and Xtreme Lube. Very worthy trails can be found at Samsom Trails with over 1800′ evaluation change within and 54 mile lap. Congrats to all of the riders who completed the 56 Mile Superman event!! Great JOB!!!
Well, I hope you enjoyed the first installment of the 2012 ProGold Blog!
Ok, since my last blog entry, ProGold Lubricants has been in Texas for over 3 weeks. Since that time, ProGold has traveled to the Tour de Gruene, San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Dallas, and Tyler, all in Texas, which seems to be almost a country unto itself. Next, the ProGold van left TX for Oklahoma and toured the bike shops of Tulsa, and got in a little riding around Turkey Mtn (serious, no pun here in reference to TDay coming up). The shops in Tulsa were amazing. Everyone had the original formula of ProLink and some even carried the PG2000 and ProGold Luber Pens. Yeah, Baby! Gotta love these OK shops!
As the ProGold Tour progressed further east towards Hot Springs and the Ouachita/ Womble Area of Arkansas, we were able to see the benefits in sponsors at the last mountain bike race of the series in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Great folks and great turn out for a cold and wet day. A special thanks to the Henne Family for the guided tours of the Arkansas landscape. A must destination stop on the way back West in January for sure!
Since the last blog entry, the ProGold Tour has been on a tear through Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas, with almost 60 shops covered in these states so far with all of the great ProGold products. The ProGold Towels and ProGold Wash/Degreaser have been the biggest hits so far on the tour. As the ProGold Tour moved through the different towns such as Memphis, Little Rock, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Abilene, and so many others, the ½ oz ProGold Extreme bottles have been passed out to over 1000 riders and more to come.
The Tour did a stop in Abilene, TX last week where the ProGold LOVE was shared with over 300 Texans in the middle of the Lone Star state. What a great race, and congratulations to Biketown of Abilene for a superb job with the event. The entire town got behind the race by sponsoring a cook-out and music and just a down-home Texas-style bike race.
The Tour progresses over the next month with stops in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Sherport , Hot Springs, Missouri and Alabama before the ProGold van heads back to Atlanta. The Tour is mainly focusing on the shops this time around with making sure that each and every shop has the best quality and up-to-date products for their shops. The Tour is also dropping off the latest version of the Voyager comic book for each shop, and you can also download a copy for your entertainment at progoldmfr.com/comic/.
Well, as always, enjoy the ride. RIDE WELL, RIDE SAFE.