Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Breaker 1-9 This is Ted Cituk checking in from the road.

Month number two out here was again full of miles for the Thule truck and I. We rolled along the highways of the north east traveling from event to event tryin to keep the Smokey’s off our tail along the way.

We started off by heading the truck towards Boston to attend a regional REI kayak event at Cochituate State Park. The weather in Boston that weekend was agreeing with us a little too much, we had beautiful sunny weather with temps in the mid 90’s and humidity about the same so it was anybody’s guess how the turnout would be. Luckily the paddlers were not afraid of a little heat and the event had quite a large turnout.

After the heat wave was over we rolled back to CT to attend the Pat Griskus Olympic distance Triathlon at Quassy Amusement Park. With the starting time for the race early in the morning the 400 or so athletes that competed and an equal number of spectators beat the heat of the day during most of the event.

It was then time to roll the truck north again, this time heading to a place that is “the way life should be” Maine to attend LL Beans annual kayak sale. Much cooler temperatures and rain showers plagued the LL Bean Kayak sale, but it didn’t keep record numbers of paddlers from attending the event. They kept us busy all three days of the sale turning plastic wing nuts and then adding their empty Thule boxes to the pile that grew in the parking lot each day. Scott Finlayson “of the Stoner-Andrews rep group” even showed us his talents with a cordless drill, helping two fellow Mainers out with his handy work installing TK14’s on their cars so they could get their boats home. LL Bean also offered a free concert Friday night featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to keep the crowds entertained.

That’s all for this haul 10-4 over and out.

WEST COAST ENVOY – Chris Moon Tales from the west coast asphalt.

This months road trip has been a full on dealer assault. I started out visiting shops in Bend, OR (home) and continued east visiting all the shops in Boise, Ketchum, Twin falls and Pocatella, Idaho. JJ and I then headed south to visit Utah for the Deer Valley National Mountain bike race. Before the weekend of the race I headed toward Logan, Utah to help Al's Sporting goods with a huge sale they had. Then off to my buddy Dave Klopp's (Utah/Wyoming rep) house near Park City to plan dealer visits for the week.

JJ and I toured all over the greater Salt Lake City area. Didn't matter how small a dealer Thule gave them all some love. We went to SLC, Ogden, Kaysville, Wood cross, Murray, Midvale, Sandy, and Draper just to name a few.

The Nationals are coming up this weekend should be a good race.

I would like to let you all know that a one of our Thule Athlete's- Adam Craig who races cross-country for Giant bicycles has made the Olympic team and will race in Beijing this August. Good luck to Adam!!