Sweetie Shwag


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | August 13, 2009      

I recently bought my dream bike, a Specialized Ruby, and have been riding it to work every day. A 13 mile path along an old railroad grade takes me through ranch lands and by the river — a lovely, peaceful cruise. But by Friday afternoon, I come home spent and ready to kick back on the porch.

What could be better than being greeted by Lou at the door, fresh from his return from the Outdoor Retailer trade show, handing me a glass of the best recovery drink he found, Ola Loa Sport. Ola Loa Sport is an all natural hydrating drink created for people who want to lead healthy, active lives. It tastes great and instantly revived me with energy to check out the other goodies in his suitcase.

Next best surprise was a short sleeved tee from I/O Bio. Made from natural 100% merino wool, in a beautiful, deep coral rose, it will be perfect for my daily ride. Our temperatures have been ranging from 40 degrees in the morning and to 90 degrees in the evenings, so this super light weight piece will work great: an insulating layer for the a.m., and a cool, wicking top for the p.m.

To eliminate B.O., there were packets of Action Wipes, the ultimate Wet Wipes. Since I don’t always have time to shower when I get to work, these will really be handy. They are thick 9″X10″ wipes, made with natural ingredients and pure essential oils with bacteria fighting properties. Ingredients include oils of tea tree, frankincense and eucalyptus. My colleagues will thank Lou when I use these.

Logo branded ankle socks from Yakima and The Sock Guy make me look like a real roadie. And, Sore Muscle Rub from Badger is a liniment of natural ingredients including extra virgin olive oil, castor oil, clove and eucalyptus. Warming extracts of menthol crystals feel refreshingly cool on my legs and the pleasant smelling ointment is nice to use on hands as well. Packaged in a handy little tin, I’ll take it where ever I go.

Thanks Sweetie!

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8 Responses to “Sweetie Shwag”

  1. shoveler August 13th, 2009 12:21 pm

    How do you guys stay so skinny!?

  2. Mark Worley August 13th, 2009 4:07 pm

    Perhaps the best benefit of biking to work, aside from the physical fitness, is how it relaxes the mind.

  3. Mychal August 13th, 2009 11:04 pm

    How does the Ola Loe stack up to nuun?

  4. Lisa August 14th, 2009 6:32 am

    What’s the skinny? Lou taught me all his secrets for weight control. We try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. Consistency is key. But I must admit, I’m careful about what I eat. I use FitDay to track calories. It’s a great online nutrition program that you can download for free.

  5. steve August 14th, 2009 10:17 am

    That’s a great pic! What cameras is Wild Snow using for backcountry photography these days?

  6. Ali E August 14th, 2009 1:18 pm

    Must be all those pastries Lou likes to take pics of :sideways:

  7. Lisa August 15th, 2009 7:09 am

    Mychal, here’s the comparison to Nuun which I got from a brochure that Lou brought home from the show.
    ………………………..Ola Loa Sport……NUUN
    Carbohydrates/sugars..2 grams………..0 grams
    Electrolytes/minerals….70+…………….4
    Amino Acids…………….Yes…………….None
    Osmolytes………………Yes…………….None
    Potassium……………….200 mg………..100 mg
    Magnesium………………100 mg………..25 mg
    Calcium…………………..50 mg………..12.5 mg
    Sodium……………………40 mg………..360 mg
    Vitamin C…………………1000 mg……..37.5 mg
    B-12………………………30 mcg……….None
    Folic Acid…………………400 mcg……..None

  8. Lou August 16th, 2009 10:20 am

    Steve, that’s an AJ photo, he’s using a Canon D series, a pro rig, and that shot also had some fill light… see http://www.ajsml.com

    I’m still using my Canon A series consumer cams, as well as a recent Canon SD 780, which as no manual mode but is super small and light.

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