Monday, January 18, 2010

Staff Picks - Ibex Woolies

Well, I reckon it’s time to throw my opinion into the ring and write a “hot pick” of my own. The Taylor Clan just returned from a great week’s stay at the cabin up in Bayfield County. The girls and I loaded up the van with Oscar the dog, just about everything in our home refrigerator, some good tunes, and a tremendous amount of gear.
In fact, as a quick side note, it’s difficult to “hot pick” just one thing since every time we went out to play we were technically using some gear from the bike shop. I skied some new Rossignol skate skis, I rode the Surly Pugsley on miles and miles of winding snowmobile trail, we snow shoed on our Atlas shoes while pulling the Burley with the “We Ski Kit” adapter, and I ran in my waterproof Pearl Izumi running shoes with the Yaktrax traction chains strapped on for the ice. But with all that stuff, the thing that I kept forcing Alycann to listen to me rave about was the Ibex woolies that I sported the whole week.
Much wiser folks than I have been wearing wool for about as long as there have been sheep, and pretty much every one in the land that lives above the 42nd Parallel has a favorite pair of long johns. Ibex melds the two and creates the most functional and comfortable long underwear I have worn.

Embrace winter with Bluedog!

While it’s looking like another snowy winter, we’d like to let you all know what we have at Bluedog to keep you outside having fun this season. Bluedog Cycles is now officially a “ski shop”, with new Rossignol Nordic skis coming in every week. You can buy a ski package from us, rent a package, or have us fix and wax your favorite old sticks.
This is also our third year with Atlas snowshoes. We have several models for men, women, and kids including all the accessories for sale, as well as a large rental fleet. Come on in and our staff can help find the perfect winter toy for you.

Skis- We have Rossignol skate, classic, touring, and
backcountry skis for rent.

Snowshoes- We have Atlas 10 Series snowshoes for
men and women to rent.

Rental Pricing:
Item- ½ Day, Full Day, Weekend

Skate Skis $15.00 $25.00 $35.00

Classic Skis $10.00 $20.00 $30.00

Snowshoes $7.00 $12.00 $20.00