Park A Bike

August 30th, 2012 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

Park A Bike

 

 

 

Park a Bike has represented every bike rack, bike locker and bike shelter company in the country. Park a Bike has generously sponsored the ETBT this year with their Portable Event Racks.

Thanks Park a Bike!

People Behind the Scene

March 29th, 2011 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

People Behind The Scenes

Terri Berbena-U’Ren~

I have now been with the company since 1998, 12 years! I can’t believe how much change has taken place over the years and I am always humbled by the clients who have literally been with us since those first few years in the late ’90′s!

My passion is still customer service and working with clients one on one to create beautiful, well thought out, and beneficial websites. My duties most days include some administrative work, marketing our own brands, keeping up with the latest and greatest, enews blasts, an occassional glance at my Facebook page, proposals and much more…basically wearing multiple hats just like you do. That’s why we understand you so well!!!

My day begins with a 7-minute commute to our new downtown office in the heart of Sacramento, CA. I loved working from home, but it was time to relocate the desk…besides downtown Sacramento is in the heart of the business district with lots of cafes, and parks all within walking distance. I plan on commuting by bike as soon as spring arrives!!

Spare time is still spent cycling and soccer, my favorite sports! Rafting, of course, is high up on the list as well, just not able to get out on the river as often as I’d like to.

I have two adult children, Morgan and Christopher, and a little princess of a grandaughter, Jenna.

Layne Evans~

Also a long time member of Adventure Sports / OutdoorMind, Layne became my business partner in 2007.

He does like to stay behind the scenes, but he really loves to chat with clients, especially when there is an issue to troubleshoot…that is where he shines!

Assorted Support Staff and Contractors (which we could not do without their support!)

There’s Sammy who lives up in Eugene,OR…a master at WordPress, SEO, MTN Biking and just a great guy to hang out with.

Miriam is the programming wizard of our family, living part of the year here in California, and the other in Moab. She and her pal Molly, the puppy, love to go GEO Caching, and Molly is an agility dog extraordinair!

New to the team are Arthur and Maureen. Their talents can be viewed in three new website projects launching spring 2011.

Last but not least are Gary and Shay.

Gary brings to us his exhuberant personality and passion for anything Social Media related, and you’ll see his work on our Facebook and Twitter posts.

Shay is 6’4″ (or thereabouts, really he is just very tall), and his ability to work up and anylize a mean SEO Benchmark Report is amazing…this guy just loves reports and spreadsheets, a real bonus and addition to the team!!!

 

 

http://www.adventuresportsonline.com/bio.htm

Tour of California is coming to town

May 12th, 2010 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

Hey,

All you cycling fans…next week is the big ride….. The Tour of California comes to town! I will be following (and blogging) about the Tour on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week so stay tuned!

How to Buy a Compass

April 27th, 2010 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

We are very excited to begin adding new, updated content pages to our AdventureSports.com Resources!!!!
Check it out-How to Buy a Compass

Don’t forget to Become a Fan of Adventure Sprorts on Facebook today!

We need more Facebook Fans!

April 27th, 2010 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

Please Become a Fan of Adventure Sports on Facebook so we can build up our friends list today!

Outdoor Retailer product test Feetures! Light Socks

October 13th, 2009 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

OutdoorMind was in Salt Lake City again this summer for Outdoor Retailer.
One of the booths I stopped by was Feetures! Performance socks. Ok, I do love socks and own several types; cycling, hiking, crew, shorties, ankle…I think you get the picture….

They were introducing fresh new colors to the No Show with Tab style socks. These fashion-forward colors add a splash of excitement to one of their most popular styles. Previously only available in White, the No Show with Tab now comes in Pink, Light Blue, Gray and Black. I really liked the look and feel. They feature an ultra light cushioning, no blisters and seamless toe. The sales staff was happy to supply a pair, in pink, for me to try!

I recently had the opportunity to try them cycling and have to say they are now my favorite cycling socks! They keep my feet cool and dry and I had no ‘hot spots’ which I sometimes get with other brands.

I would highly recommend you get a pair (or several pairs) soon!

BicycleTour.com Announces new website!

September 29th, 2009 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

BicycleTour.com Announcement – September 2009

 We are very excited to introduce you to our newly designed BicycleTour.com Directory!

 Featuring the same great searches for your favorite Events and Tours, you will also find links to: Bike Clubs, Bike Tips/Safety, Bike Associations and some bicycling gear thrown in for good measure.

 Featured Tours and Events -

This area is reserved for all of our bicycle touring companies. A listing on ASO gets you an additional listing in the Bicycle Tour Directory…a bonus!

 In celebration of our BicycleTour.com relaunch, we are offering Introductory “Specials on the Sponsored Spots” (located on the bottom of the page on BicycleTour.com)

Receive a 20% discount the first time a one-month “Sponsored Spot” is purchased.

Call or email us today to get started!

 To view full announcement, go to BicycleTour.com Announcement 2009

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Road ID -Be seen wearing it!

September 15th, 2009 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

Hey Everyone, 

I just ordered one of the best products. It’s called a Road ID – perhaps you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t, go to their website and check it out. Road ID is a great product that could save your life someday. If you are a runner, cyclist, triathlete or just a person who doesn’t sit on the couch all day, Road ID is for you. This awesome piece of gear not only looks good but it could save your life. In the event of an accident, if you can’t speak for yourself, your Road ID will. 

When I ordered, they gave me a coupon that I could pass along to my friends.

Here’s the coupon number: Coupon Number: ThanksTerri542699 

The coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order placed by 10/16/2009. To order, simply go to RoadID.com or click the link below:

http://www.RoadID.com/?CID=ThanksTerri542699 

If you prefer, you can call them at 800-345-6335. 

You can thank me later,
Oh by the way, their website is awesome, the customer service is outstanding, and the owners are very smart and good looking.

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Hotvelociti Cycling Apparel-Cycling Apparel for One and All

July 2nd, 2009 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

Since July is Tour de France month, I thought I’d spotlight a bicycling jersey company. I met the owner Jen Benepe of Hotvelociti Cycling Apparel last year. I loved the fun and colorful designs of her women’s jerseys and was happily given a women’s jersey to try out and review! It was awesome and is now one of my favorite pieces! The fit was great, material soft and comfy and I think I actually rode faster……
Learn More……

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Tour of California-Day 7, Solvang Time Trial

April 1st, 2009 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

Orbitz Worldwide Travel named Solvang one of the Top 5 “US Domestic Destinations with International Flair” and the city has been recognized by Sunset magazine as one of the “Ten Most Beautiful Small Towns in the Western United States.”

 

Solvang attracts over a million visitors annually with its thriving Danish community, unique shopping, distinctive architecture, award-winning bakeries and regional wines….Did I mention the bake shops about 2 per block!

 

We arrive early in order to get parking. We have made several friends along the way this week and meet up with 2 friends from Santa Rosa who have a spot picked out right on the finish line. You must guard these spots as they become more valuable as it gets closer to start time (some folks even lock their beach chairs right to the race railing!).

 

The best thing about this stage is that all of the team buses are parked right on the main street so the opportunity to see your favorite rider in one of the local bake shops is high.

 

This stage is one where you basically stand in one spot, for hours, and wait for each rider to come though. Race leader Levi Leipheimer (AST) took a big step closer to his third consecutive Amgen Tour of California title by acing the stage with a winning time of 30:40, eight seconds faster than U.S. National Time Trial champion David Zabriskie (GRM). Gustav Larsson (SAX), who won silver at the Beijing Olympic Games in the time trial, had the third fastest time, 16 seconds slower than Leipheimer, who padded his advantage in the General Classification over Zabriskie.

 

Some pics of the highlights-

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After lunch at one of our favorite cafes, we headed back to SLO, one more night away from home, and another Tour of California under our belts…till next year…..

Tour of California-Day 6, to Paso Robles

April 1st, 2009 Terri Berbena-U'Ren

I think that today was my favorite day of any Tour of California! The adventure began as we decided to do something a bit different….

 

During these long stages the riders need to constantly refuel themselves, consuming up to 5,000 calories during the ride. You don’t really see much on T.V. about the “Feed Zones” so we decided to look at it up close today!

 

We took off down the highway in search of the smaller roads they would be riding. We knew about what mile marker the Feed Zone would be. South of Fresno is very wide open land, with many large dairy farms…we drove for miles in this open space before finally coming upon the road signs. No one was there at all since it was 8:30 am and the racers were not excepted through this area for another 4 hours!!!

 

So, we opened the tailgate, boiled some water and make coffee and hot mochas J

 

In case you have never seen this at all, the riders slow down just a bit from the 25+ MPH they are traveling to swing over to the side of the road, while still riding, and grab a bag of food and drinks that is being held out for them…quite a tricky process. They quickly go through the bag and discard any thing they do not want or need…the balance gets tossed on the road (that’s where we come in)!

 

 

As cars started to arrive, and a few spectators like ourselves, curious as to this process, we positioned ourselves along the road where we hoped the riders would be going through their food bags. Now, if you have ever stood in line for hours for something good you will understand. The competition was not much, but I was really determined to get a few ‘goodies’. We were pretty certain we were positioned just about right in the grand scheme of things!

 

Here they came up the road. I saw a few water bottle fly over the road on the opposite side of the road, darn it. No worries they were just about in front of me when one rider tried to fling the bag in my direction, but it was caught by one of the photo motorbikes, darn it missed that one too!

 

Then, as the main Peleton whizzed by the stuff started flying up the road everywhere. I was across the street at a dead run, grabbing bags, water bottles, etc

 

Now, keep in mind that:

1)       there are still support cars on the road

2)       there is an older gentleman who is now also caught up in the moment and running stride for stride with me (wasn’t counting on that)!

3)       I have promised a girl who parked next to us that I would trade her something if I got a Rock Racing souvenir

It was a chaotic mess for about 5 minutes and I found myself about ½ mile down the road as the Feed Zone sweepers showed up. They dashed out of their vehicles, grabbed all the swag and drove away…the nerve!

 

Anyway, here’s a look; (notice the 3 Astana bags? Yes, one of those IS Lance Armstongs!!!

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That’s all for today…stayed tuned for Solvang results tomorrow.

 

PS Jeff Louder rocked again today in the breakaway!!!!

 


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