Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Carrot Goes Green ...

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Today I was invited to join an awesome group of Triathletes and become a member of Team Trakkers.  I feel very honored to be selected to this wonderful group and cannot wait to meet all of my new Teammates!

The announcement was made mid-morning and I am still trying to get caught up on the flurry of tweets, emails, and FB posts.  My new Teammates are an extremely savvy bunch when it comes to the world of social media  - my type of people!

Another awesome thing about this is that I was planning on doing Rev3 Cedar Point 70.3 in September and since Team Trakkers and Rev3 are one in the same I am pumped to pencil that race in - who knows if 2011 goes well  I might even just do the 140.6.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Joel Strickland at TriMadness for recommending me to Team Trakkers and answering all of my questions throughout the process.  And also to badass Triathlete Carole Sharpless who spent countless hours selecting the team and making sure we were all a fit to the Trakkers Tri Family.  You both are awesome!

One more cool thing:  Team Trakkers is sponsored by Kestrel Bikes.  Kestrel has a reputation as one of the finest TT Bike companies in the world and I personally think they are damn sexy.  As a member of Team Trakkers I have the opportunity to acquire a Kestrel so I have it narrowed down to two TT bikes:

#1: 4000 Pro Ultegra (Click HERE for specs)

#2: 4000 LTD (Click HERE for specs)

The main difference between the bikes are the gruppos and wheelsets.  The LTD comes with deep carbon wheels and DuraAce Di2 shifters.  The 4000 Pro comes with Ultegra and 45cm carbon/aluminum wheels.  As I have mentioned in previous posts I am in love with the DA Di2 gruppo.  I cannot think of any practical reason for electronic shifting other than it being super awesome.  My mistake was that I rode a bike with Di2 and honestly believe this is the future of components.  Such decisions!!

That is it for today's news here at the Carrot.  You will notice over the next few days that the blog is going to undergo some construction (apologies in advance) as I add in my new Teammates blogs and also turn the page to 2011.

Thanks for Reading,

Jeff
 

26 comments:

  1. Congrats Jeff! I look forward to finally meeting you! And don't you love the bikes... I didn't know that the 4000 Ltd was an option. :) Such awesome bikes... I'm so excited!

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  2. I'm so excited for you and, I admit it, just a little jealous! But mostly excited - congrats!!

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  3. Congrats again, Jeff! You did all the hard work - all I did was name drop once (or twice, or ten dozen times)

    :-)

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  4. Killer man, congrats. The Kestrel emails all make sense now.

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  5. Congrats! I didn't even know you had applied for Team Trakkers. This is going to be one awesome year!

    The big question is, how does The Zebra feel? Being replaced by a Kestral so soon... :)

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  6. Congrats!!
    But, Team Trakkers is really the lucky party here. From what I am reading in bloggyland and Twitterville, they are getting some quality athletes for 2011.

    Both bikes are sic. Love 'em ~ the LTD (red one) is very sexy!

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  7. Wahoo!! Hey I am planning dedicating sunday to figuring out my blog! ha

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  8. Congrats, this will be a great experience for you, I am so happy for you

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  9. That is very exciting! This will be so great for you!

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  10. looking at those bikes I now have to change my shorts.....

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  11. That is awesome Jeff! Some many great bloggers that I read are now part of the team! I can't wait to read all about your adventures!

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  12. Hey! I haven't actually ridden a di2, but they seem almost magical! Great post teammate!

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  13. awwww you get to hang out with colleen and jamie?! so jealous! congrats congrats! those bikes look swwwweeet!

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  14. congrats Jeff! I like the LTd, gruppos asside, nice wheels and it's prettier!

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  15. first off. congrats.

    second off, you want bike #2... just based on pure awesomeness and bad assness.

    See you in Sandusky :)

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  16. Dude, wow! This is such great news. So what to do with that new Felt? Charity to a blogger friend??

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  17. Congratulations! Seems like a good folks were chosen this year, should be a great team.

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  18. A huge congrats! How cool is that? And I told Colleen that I have always lusted after a Kestrel..so jealous of you guys!

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  19. Congrats! Looking forward to following you through your experience!

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  20. Congrats! Awesome looking team thats lucky to have you....and sweet ride whatever you pick!

    D

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  21. Seems like we're all fighting over the same thing for bikes. Congrats on making the cut

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