Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Little Give-Away for the Long Weekend

[image via Po Campo & Planet Gear]

Longing for something lovely, US-made and free to go with your celebration of freedom from monarchy this week-end? How about a Po Campo Spare Pocket from PlanetGear? This curious item is a water-resistant mini-purse that attaches to your wrist, ankle, or bicycle handlebars. The fabric is a beautiful "contrast damask" with reflective bird detail. I am not one to carry a purse, let alone a tiny purse, so that whole genre of accessories rather mystifies me! I can see attaching this to the handlebars though.

PlanetGear is a women owned retail club offering discounts on gear, clothing and travel destinations, as well as referral programs and monthly specials. I am not a member and am not affiliated with the company, but it looks interesting and hey - if they want to give you free stuff, how can I stand in the way?

If you would like the Spare Pocket, simply post a comment describing your week-end cycling plans (if you don't have any, make some up!) and I will then pick a random entry. US entries only for this one, and please include your contact information in the comment. Recipient will be chosen on Friday July 8th, and you may enter any time up till then. Thank you to PlanetGear for the give-away, thank you everyone for reading, and enjoy the holiday!

71 comments:

  1. We're doing a bit of family mountain biking

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  2. Well, I'm planning on riding to work, and from work, and possibly to the supermarket if I get out early enough.

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  3. The Husband got his trike fixed and I've got a shiny new rear rack. Who knows where we'll ride to! So I'm game for a little give away. :) (Amy at hankypankyblog dot net) (I seriously need to get a new email address...)

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  4. I'm going for a ride in our beautiful Bidwell Park and then stopping for a nice lunch out.

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  6. We're riding to the Farmer's Market to get some gorgeous produce and all around town to get things for our 4th of July BBQ (alisonpfeffer@me.com)!!!

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  7. Just a reminder that I need to be able to contact you : ) No contact info for some of these...

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  8. We will be riding the Galloping Goose trail.

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  9. Went for a joyride today, and tomorrow i need to go somewhere to get laundry quarters!

    I'm commenting as my google account, so if I win you can click through and find my info . .

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  10. Biking to BBQs on at least 2 of the 3 weekend days! One day is a 30 mile ride (thankfully one way as return transportation will be provided by public transportation), and one day is a 13 mile ride... but I have to manage to pedal myself home after food!

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  11. This is a very busy month for me. Starting with our traditional independence day grill; today I went back and forward to the nursery to get seeds and plants for our garden, tomorrow I'll hit the farmers market for produce for the grilling. All of this is made possible by my sisters cruiser because next week I'll get a bike for my birthday, and the celebration starts all over for me, I love grilling vegetables!!!
    p.s. That bag would look awesome on my future bike :)
    Mary L.
    mlov13 at hotmail.com

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  12. We're going to ride on the fabulous Greenway in our city, pedal around our lakes, and stop at the auto parts store on the way back to get a part for the car that needs to be repaired. That was my compromise: Biking first, car fixing second. ;)

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  13. At age 66, I'm getting back on a bike! Never really learned as a kid so it has been tough as an adult. Have a coach, a new bike and am looking forward to doing what all those smiling people are doing.

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  14. i'm going on a beach picnic and ride with some new friends. it's gorgeous out and it's only my second ride with my new/used bike, Coach Taylor. He just got a new bell and is excited to show it off. (crankyrogalsky at the google's mail address ... sorry for the double post, this isn't taking for some reason.)

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  15. this weekend I went to Try-a-Bike Jamboree and had fun riding and sharing bikes all day. Got to ride 'bents, a fixie, tandems, cruiser, folders, but chickened out on the tall bike.

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  16. I've just gotten back form the grocery with stuff to prepare a special meal for my wonderful man when he gets back in town today. If the rain holds off I might head out with my camera for a bit but the heat and humidity are already unbearable so it won't be a long trip. Happy 4th to you! (annelittlebird@gmail.com)

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  17. I'm riding to work, from work, to a party, and in honor of Le Tour, got out the roadbike to go dream of Alp d'Huez glory on the hills around my house.

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  18. As soon as it stops raining, I'm going to finish rebuilding my 10-year-old daughter's bike (she wanted it painted blue) and we'll hit the local canal towpath. (She'd be the one getting the little purse, she loves stuff like that).

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  19. I just got my Schwinn Wayfarer Friday. I've named her Kathleen Kelly, and I love her! I am riding her for the first time today. My sister and I are riding to Brandywine park and having a picnic.
    (mspearlstfe@gmail.com)

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  20. I'm biking to work this weekend. Healthcare runs despite the holiday. Since I'm working the evening shift I hope I can also bike to dim sum this morning.

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  21. Cute little bag! always nice to have a spare pocket....

    I went on my second-ever shop ride, and will likely be biking to fireworks on Monday.

    Lisa

    (ramblingrider2010@gmail.com)

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  22. Well, I recently bought a vintage Raleigh 3-speed (I'm really excited about it!), so I'd like to spend this weekend cleaning it up and finding out what I can fix on it myself. I definitely can't ride it yet though. Thanks for the blog, it's really informative and inspirational!
    (marit721@yahoo.com)

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  23. It's become a tradition for our extended family to go en mass (last year it was ten) for a 4-mile ride from our summer cottage on a bike path to downtown Burlington for the evening fireworks show. I bring glow sticks for us all and afterwards we ride back in the dark, with as many additional lights as possible. The ride home is as much fun as the fireworks, with pedestrians and cyclists communicating in the darkness. The camaraderie is astounding. We alert while riding up from behind "Ten of us coming up on your left!"

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  24. My e-mail:
    andynanne@burlingtontelecom.net

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  25. After borrowing other people's trucks to get my bike to and from rides and trails, I finally broke down and bought a bike rack for my car. So worried it was going to scratch the paint or dent the trunk. So I am going to attempt to take one of my beautiful bikes to the local 12 mile trail and ride with my 7 year old son.

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  26. I'll be riding around South Philly, up Passyunk Avenue toward beautiful bike trail along the Schuykhill....then over to the Art Museum to watch fireworks with everyone in Philadelphia! It'll be wild!!! ;) patience.meliora@gmail.com.....thanks!

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  27. Contact me at pxl8 at kheryn com :D

    P.S. I can't seem to post comments on your blog using Firefox 5; or at least I'm not able to see previews, nor do I get any confirmation about whehter my comment went through successfully. So apologies if you see an excessive # of repeats

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  28. Plenty of trips around the corner to the grocery store (I'm starting to get sunburned because of it...) and maybe possibly getting a fast road bike.
    cherish48atgmaildotcom

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  29. I'm going to bike with a group of friends to the green belt in Austin, TX. It will be hot and the road is hilly, but the cool water of the river makes it so worth it! On our way we'll stop at a grocery store to pick up a watermelon and a six pack to stuff in our backpacks. We'll stay until the sun starts to go down and then bike to the lake downtown to watch fireworks. (kiwi_0915@yahoo.com)

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  30. Bike camping, if all goes well and it doesn't rain too hard! I'm excited for my first journey.

    Dragonkalile@gmail.com

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  31. I'll be riding around Spokane, enjoying the Centennial and Fish Lake Trails. That little bag would be a great addition to my handlebar to carry my keys and phone!

    Wilmaflanagan at gmail dot com

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  32. I plan to ride to the park to meet some friends for capoeira. =)

    If I get really adventurous, I'd like to rig up my kayak to my bike and go to the lake just outside of town.

    graceranne at gmail dot com

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  33. If the weather cooperates, I'll be biking to the park to read & study.

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  34. I'm taking my new (to me)'73 Raleigh Grand Sports to Fort Worden in Port Townsend for a picnic and listen to some Fiddle Tunes! Also a trip to the Co-op for groceries.
    Love your blog!

    wegajane at gmail dot com

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  35. My weekend riding plans solely consisted of shopping for a new bike. I thought I wanted a Trek Belleville, and after visiting several stores yesterday, I left with no bike and even more options to consider.

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  36. I rode my bicycle today to and from work. Tomorrow, we are having a party at what amounts to ground zero for fireworks in my town, so we are encouraging our guests to ride their bicycles to the party so to avoid the inevitable parking problems and midnight post-fireworks traffic jam.

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  37. oops, forgot email address... alrychel at gmail dot com

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  38. I've been daydreaming about biking out to the beach - Coney Island (for walking and people-watching) or the Rockaways (for swimming) - but it's too rainy for that today. It looks like this will be a city transportation biking weekend (a birthday party, a concert, a friend's patio for the 4th), but I've still got my eye on the beach for sometime this summer!

    srb2126 at columbia dot edu

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  39. i took my vintage Falcon San Remo Equipe bike and "Zoomed the Tombs", a tour of 3 urban cemeteries with two other ladies from my girlcycle gang, the Urbanistas.

    One of the cemeteries is the largest in the Eastern Seaboard!

    Love from Pittsburgh, where the hills are alive with the sound of bicycle bells.

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  40. Went riding through piedmont park and the surrounding areas, looking for a new place to live!

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  41. Here in Seattle are taking our "older" chickens out to a happy retirement at my uncle's farm, and while there we (hubby,daughter,and me) will cycle along the Cedar River south of the city.

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  42. What a lovely idea! I rode my bike today to pick up a new pair of running shoes, and am planning to ride to a friend's BBQ tomorrow with ingredients for making sangria in tow.

    a.heather.m at gmail.com

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  43. Our 3 year old son has finally decided to give up his balance bike and now rides his peddle-less peddle bike. Big step for him :)
    We took him and our 5 year old daughter (who has been riding for a couple years and never used training wheels) down to Lake Washington Blvd (Seattle) to ride the 3 mile stretch of road closed to cars on Bike Sunday.

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  44. pxl8 - Check your proxy and security settings in FireFox. I have no IP restrictions for posting comments here, so it has to be on the user end.

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  45. My plan is to have as much of a car free weekend as possible and use my bike for getting where I need to go. I live in a small town with a big red, white and blue stripe running through it. We have a lot of festivities, things my Mom used to call "doings" anything from a lighted boat parade around the lake, Freedom Festival, fireworks! banana split eating contest, 5 & 10K runs, splash and dash (sprint to the lake, swim, dash back), marching bands and tons more. I have plenty of volunteer duties at these events and will use my bike to get to each of them. So far there is one day of festivities left and I have been car free.

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  46. oops, missed the contact information, email me at d.mozurekwich@live.com

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  47. My first ride on a "fast" bike (vs. the Yuba Mundo "minivan" or my old Dutch Bike) Joining an all ladies cyclocross team as a complete newbie! Woot!

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  48. I plan to bike to work (at the Farmers Market), then spend Sunday biking to places I have not yet been, as my city is so new to me. Monday is all about the fireworks! I'm taking my steed down to the lake to watch the biggest, best fireworks show known to man. 2 barges have a sort of battle of the bands with fireworks and it is incredible!

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  49. I plan to ride downtown to see the fireworks, and catch up on bike blog reading. at gmail dot com

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  50. Late this spring, we made our kids a "pony bike" (http://gojoycego.com/2011/05/18/the-pony-bike/). After some practice and a great deal of faith on the part of my 6 y.o. twins, I was able to learn how to use it today. So today we celebrated independence . . . from the car!

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  51. Our long weekend extends to Tuesday, when the husband and I will be ordering my new bike (insert excited noises here). A bit of test riding to determine which of my top two picks is the one I really want, and which frame size works the best for me.

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  52. I have a feeling my weekend plans take the cake-- literally! Saturday was my birthday and to celebrate my honey and I organized a bicycle brewery tour of our local breweries. We went to six different awesome spots, and almost entirely traveling by bicycle and pedestrian only paths! I feel so grateful to be in such a beautiful town and to have had such a yummy birthday party! Thank you for such an inspiring blog!
    Yippie!
    Kitty
    kittykaler at gmail dot com

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  53. I am planning my first bike ride to our local farmer's market on my brand new, beautiful, Rivendell Betty Foy with my Ragdoll kitten, Toffee, in my rear basket! She and her brother, Mocha, have loved sleeping in the wicker basket recently and think we are ready for our first outing! Wish me luck!!

    Teri
    teri.malan at gmail dot com

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  54. We were going to ride to the beach but home improvement plans took precedence so we rode ran errands and rode 2 miles to Home Depot on Monday.
    I had a toilet seat, a roll of screen, and various pieces of hardware strapped to my front rack.
    Our 4 year old, rode her two wheeler in a bike parade while staying up at her grandparents house. She was the youngest on two wheels! (She would also enjoy this prize.)

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  55. took the train out to the hamptons and spent the weekend riding bikes to/from the beach and around town. so much more relaxing that my usual daily riding around nyc!

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  56. Took my Velo Orange Mixte over to St. Petersburg for a lovely hour and a half casual ride through the old neighborhoods there, and followed that up with a slice of breakfast pizza at Tour de Pizza. To top my day off, my husband and I then attended not one, but two barbecues: one for lunch, and one for dinner. Spent time with friends and family at each. It was simply a wonderful 4th of July. (debbieharr@gmail.com)

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  57. Debbie - How do you like your VO mixte? Would love to see pictures!

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  58. after a week in los angeles, i missed my bike and my dog more then anything!! i plan on riding my bike non-stop! riding to the arboretum to lay in the grass and read my book, ride to the co-op for groceries, ride to the movies to meet my girl friends and shop for yarn afterward, and ride with my friends to karaoke!
    i am so excited to ride my bike i could break out into song!
    its going to be the best weekend ever!

    dcadriel [at] gmail [dot] com

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  59. I BOUGHT a bike this weekend! It's a Linus Mixte 3 speed, and I thoroughly enjoyed riding it all over town this weekend. Now I have a proper commuter bike! Sooo exciting!!!

    We even rode our bikes downtown here in Springfield, Missouri, to watch the fireworks. It was a lovely weekend :)

    ataylor03 @ gmail [dot] com

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  60. Velouria- I love my VO Mixte. My husband and I built it up together, and I could not be more pleased with the result. There are still a few bits I'd like, a rear rack being one, but it certainly gets me around just fine as it is. I'm hardly the photographer you are but, here are some pictures I've taken while out and about with my cell phone.

    http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/33670049/1/VOMixte?h=9f113d

    Let me know if that does not work. I'm new to dropbox.

    I also believe fully that a little Po Campo bag would look just spectacular dangling from the handlebars.

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  61. We went trail riding in Wilmington, NC. Not the sort of place one initially thinks for that, but the course (Blue Clay) was a nice mix of hills, switchbacks, and flats.

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  62. I am planning my first bike ride to our local farmer's market this Saturday on my new, Rivendell~ Betty Foy with my Ragdoll kitten, Toffee, in my rear basket! She and her brother, Mocha, have loved sleeping in the wicker basket recently and think we are ready for our first outing! Wish me luck!!

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  63. I was visiting friends in western Mass and actually took a spin on an old beater bike I used to own and abandoned at their house. The bike was terrible but the new bike paths were beautiful!

    (rebecitacooks at gmail)

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  64. This Sunday in San Francisco is Sunday Streets, a once monthly event where they close the streets to cars for an afternoon. This month they are creating this bike/ped friendly space in Golden Gate park and along Ocean Beach, and my dad and sister are coming out to do some cycling to celebrate our birthdays. The weather is supposed to be beautiful!

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  65. Ride through Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco to the beach!

    carissaearl [at] gmail [dot] com

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  66. What a cute giveaway! I am lucky to have a lovely Po Campo, but one of my friends is a regular commuter and has no bicycle bags to call her own. If I were to win, this would have to go to her! The pattern would go perfectly with her minty toothpaste-colored bike!

    My Raleigh is getting a small makeover (wheelset change) and then we're hitting the trail this weekend... hopefully it's not a scorcher! :)

    juicy.couturegirl (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  67. I am taking my daughter to the park to practice riding her bike without training wheels. Yay!

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  68. We went for a family bike ride to the farmer's market and through our neighborhood. We packed up our 2yr old on my husband's Surly Big Dummy and he convinced me to race him on my Pilen. I am just starting to get comfortable going downhill at speed. The kiddo however was shouting "Weeeeee!" with her hands thrown up in the air all the while...she's my hero. (holohedra@gmail.com)

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  69. If it's not too late to post...

    I took my mixte on a 20 mile total ride up the Los Angeles River bike path (with the new boyfriend!) to visit the Dominguez Gap wetlands area. It's so beautiful and amazing to see wetlands in such an industrial portion of LA. Then we had a burger at the bike friendly gastropub "The Factory" where we received 15% for biking there! The next day, I joined a vintage beach cruiser group ride with a record 142 people. My lovely 1948 Shelby Supreme received many compliments and I ogled at rod brake dutch Oma and Opas as well as a massive collection of Schwinns. We stopped by a pirate festival on the pier along the beach bicycle path! Cheers to Long Beach for making all of these bicycle events possible.

    -Katie

    katie.taylor10{at}gmail.com

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  70. Thank you everyone for the entries!

    The winner (via randomizer) is "Live Art Fully" / Kitty Kaler. I will get in touch and Planet Gear will send you the Spare Pocket shortly!

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