Tuesday, December 4, 2007

CdA Kit

Well, we gots 28 weeks until the incredible gathering of athletes and sherpas at IMCdA'08. Bloggers alone, we have at least 22 racers, and at least 13 Bloggy sherpas; add to that family and friends who are not Bloggers, and we got ourselves one heck of a TEAM (a hearty welcome to Taconite Boy, who just went from "supporter" to "racer")!

TriGreyhound came up with an idea - a CdA Blogger Kit - and thought we should solicit ideas and opinions from the group. Great Idea.

Q1: Should we put together a Kit (shirts, shorts, t-shirts or sweaters for supporters...)?

Q2: Should we go with the Tri-Geek Dreams logo or a special version of it, or come up with a new logo/slogan?

Q3: Can we get some ideas for alternate designs - does someone have the skills in the group, or should we solicit Mr. IronWil or AJ for help?

Q4: Any ideas on where to buy?

As this idea is in it's INFANCY, please please please input your ideas and comments!

For example, it may be cool to have the KIT back to folks early enough to allow for further customizing for the individual racer.

I'm excited by this idea. I feel an allegiance to the folks in this community and a bond that will only get stronger in the coming 28 weeks as only sweat, pain and tears can do. But I also know that folks can get pretty particular about what they race in....


greyhound said...

Hey guys. I had the thought while I was chatting with Bigun this morning, and it is only that: a thought. A nice design worn by a large number of us might look cool on the course and get us some love from the crowd, but if you've already got your preferred kit or you think it's too dorky an idea, then no worries. Just sound off.

T-Guy J said...

Hello Children,

Considering I work for a custom apparel company, I might be able to help with this. I think doing a t-shirt or something along those lines would be awesome, especially for the curb crew.

Also, some things to consider for any logo is amount of colors (for screen printing, that is how the price goes up quickly). I will be more than happy to help put this together and do it pretty much at cost if people want to do this.


Tea said...

I think it's a great idea!

Mr. Tea and I were just coming up with ideas for customization. I love the idea of having one design for the front and then putting "Team Tea" (For example) on the back.

Or maybe we could even list all of the racers names on the back? Maybe with the name of the specific person in larger letters at the top?

So, Di would have TEAM BIGUN then everyone else listed below that.

or not....brainstorming....but I do like the idea.

supalinds said...

I love this idea. Good thinking guys. I think the same design worn by a number of us would be awesome. I'm not all that creative...but I will pitch in where I can :)

momo said...

pink. there has to be some pink. that is my only comment.

except.... 28 weeks??? OMG i need to get busy!!!

21stCenturyMom said...

Another thought to keep the price down and make it easy to customize is to come up with a graphic for the front and then let people put "Team Whatever" on the back and do it all with self-created iron-on transfers. That way we don't have to worry about keeping the number of colors down for cost control.

If we Sherpa types want to look like a big group and be obvious we need to wear red or yellow or bright green. Those are the colors that stand out.

I expect to be wearing a Volunteer shirt much of the day because being a volunteer has all sorts of advantages and is a great way to support the athletes. Anyone else planning on signing up to volunteer?

Duane said...

I'm volunteering

Iron Eric said...

CDA Tri Bloggers
CDA 2008 Triathlon Blog Team (CTBT)
2008 CDA Tri Buddies
Blogging Ironman Buddies for CDA08

These are just a few. I would interesting in buying a kit or two. Sherpa shirts are a great idea too.

A shirt, mouse pad, socks are great ideas. I am starting to collect tons of hats.

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