Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS


With the help from our friends at Bike2Power, we recently held a cool little contest celebrating the breakfasts of all you cycling champions.  There were some nice creations sent in and the winners have been selected.  Thanks to Julia and the staff at Bike2Power for selecting the winners and explaining why they were selected.

Grand Prize Winner – Joel Phillips  (Reasons2Ride), because his entry made us race for our bikes, and then, for pancakes and sausages.

Joel receives a Bike2Power LightCharge ultra light dual-mode charger (your choice of hub or rim dynamo version).

Runner-Up – @aaronthestrong, our first entry. It is hard being first. Excellent composition, awesome mug, and, of course, coffee = bike magic.

Aaron receives a Hydrapak Softflask, Injinji Socks, and $35 Road ID gift card.

Third Place – “G” gets third place with his “special breakfast”, because just reading about it made us hungry.  (G’s third place winning breakfast explanation can be found in the comments of the contest post.)

G receives a GU Energy pack (including Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink and Chocolate Smoothie Recovery Brew), and Hydrapak water bottle.

Once again we’d like to thank our sponsors, Bike2PowerHydrapakInjinji, Road ID, and GU Energy pack.


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4 Responses to “ Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS ”

  1. Joel Phillips on August 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I am totally honored by this. Bethel was an absolute ideal riding partner, and photo subject throughout the ride.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      This is just another one of the great things that came out of the Ride the Rockies event you guys took place in. Good stuff….congratulations, Joel.

  2. Bethel Strong on August 12, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Cool, that’s me eating pancakes in the 2012 Ride the Rockies. Good going Joel for taking the picture. He took a lot of pics. Bethel

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Bethel, you were a great model for this breakfast action shot and I guess Joel owes you big time for helping him with this contest.


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