The IMTBTrails Race Team

Discussion in 'Racing' started by mike, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I'm instigating, based on others' thoughts in another thread.

    Aside from all the extra time and money :eek::mad: ...why not? You guys that race could make a splash. Or at least have fun building awareness and promoting stewardship.
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Wrightwood 50 coming up! Well... Except it's not really a race. Technically, it doesn't even exist. But there is beer at the end!
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Sounds like an opportunity to me! For awareness and stewardship, that is. :)
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I've raced all 3 True Grit Epics under the IMTB Club Name, as well as most of the other organized rides I've participated in.
     
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  5. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
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  6. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I'm already under my LBS, who are my close friends. Otherwise, I would!
     
  7. MnMDan

    MnMDan Member

    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Name:
    Dan Eitman
    Current Bike:
    Trek Superfly FS
    Hey, there's that 24-hour race coming up in Temecula the 1st weekend in November...camping, riding, climbs of both the fire-road and singletrack variety, its not a day's drive a away.

    Sounds like fun, eh? (I'm already in...I should be getting warmed up about 3am the same time a certain single speeder on here is hitting his sweet spot after about 16 hours)
     
  8. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I'll be there. Probably with ThinkMTB, but if that doesn't materialize, I'm in.
    A 4 men team will be hard work. I think a 6 men team will give the five resting members time to chill and enjoy time off the bike.
     
  9. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    My cousin rides MTB. I’m trying to get him to sponsor a race team to obtain funds for a full matching kit with his company logo:ED755B9F-AAD3-443D-9011-6D821020874B.jpeg...rent actual race bikes (not the 30+ pound junk I always ride), funds for logistics, registration, etc.

    I think $5,000 would cover a 4-man-open 24 hour race anywhere west of the Rockies, but it would likely have to be in California from the central San Joaquin Valley southward since that is his service territory.

    Unfortunately, I don’t know how to demonstrate to him that he would get returns on his investment besides a bikeride (and matching kit with company logo)!

    Anyone have any suggestions!?
     
  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Tell him it could only increase brand awareness...

    I must admit I've never heard of Vitco Foods. Or seen anything from them, that I know of.
     
  11. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Just googled them... They have the meats!
     
  12. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Seriously Arby?
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I'm proud to say that Jason Martin races in the name of Club IMTBTRAILS. I will cheer him on at the finish line, where the beer is, and where I will have already consumed copious amounts of it. The closest I will ever come to racing is to see who get's to the bottom of the mug first...
     
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I don’t think it honestly could be demonstrated that he will reap tangible returns from said investment.

    But it sounds like it could be a component of an integrated awareness campaign. MTB is popular and a potential positive connection between Foods and performance. Apply some crafty thinking a la Got Milk? to collateral and such, and it could take on a life of its own. Who knew milk could be so cool? Microsite, rider blogs, misc collateral, etc. If an investment in a team, you better tell people about it.

    I did a corporate race kit before, for a CPA firm. Not well versed in foods, but happy to put my vast healthcare design knowledge into it :unsure::cool:
     
  15. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That guy in second place made so many mistakes...

    1. His sock lines are evident.
    2. He is not looking at the camera, so 3.
    3. He is ashamed of his standings.
    4. He has no kit.
    5. He was pedaling in flip flops.

    Third place dude has it down.
     
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  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    On the local level, the only non cycling sponsors that I know of that regularly put out a team....and that was more for 24hr teams, was more so that they could write it off as advertising, but they were generally not the kind of companies that most people would have any use for. It was also, usually their own business. What better way than to go racing, than to have your business pay for it.

    Bikes shops, and cycling related businesses I can understand getting your name out there.
     
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  18. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I Think third place dude forgot to put shorts over his chamois...weight weenie extraordinaire.
     
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  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Might be worth pitching a sponsorship from Tailwind!
     
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  20. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    and it looks like he may have a wedgie...
     
  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I sorta can't blame him for the look on his face because they say that Second Place is actually First-Place-Loser. I've been there...
     
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  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Talk about representing! :thumbsup:
     
  23. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    He looks embarrassed....:Roflmao:laugh:
     
  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Embarrassed?!?! He's wearing a cape in confidence! :notworthy:
     
  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
  26. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    HAHA!! PERFECTO!!
     
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