Fridays are some of the most glorious days of summer – alone they deserve 5-stars. But what about the shirt you wore today Mr. Tall Guy? Did your shirt have a 5-star fit to match the day? If what you’re donning is less then stellar, We’ve been getting some spectacular reviews from happy tall men wearing Longshot Apparel shirts. It doesn’t matter if it’s The Leadon Gingham or good ‘ole standby Lawson Oxford, there’s great feedback on product coming our way. Check it out:
Thanks everyone. And please keep the feedback coming so we can continue making some darn good tall-fitting shirts. Happy Friday!
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Cadel Evans may not be the tallest cyclist (5’9”), but he’s definitely the tallest Australian to win the Tour de France as he is the first to bring home the final yellow jersey to his country. Great day to be an Aussie! Cadel held the runner up position in his last six attempts at the Tour, so it was a well deserved triumph to stand a top of the podium for the 34 year old. Tall brothers from Luxembourg finished respectively 2nd and 3rd, giving Evans a long and well deserved push for the victory down the traditional Champs-Elysees. A Frenchman, Thomas Voeckler came in 4th, with Spain’s Alberto Contador, two time defending champion finishing up in fifth place. Also, it was a great day for the United States as they took home the team title for Garmin-Cervelo.
From July 2nd to July 24th, the 21 stages were full of some traitorous racing, full of crash and burns, mixed with emotional dropouts for many riders along the road. I cringe every time I see a rider lose their balance in anticipation of the worst. This year had a bizarre accident involving a French TV car that knocked two riders out and sending them home with painful injuries. Crashes are always going to happen, but rarely are vehicles usually the culprit.
The tour did what it was supposed to in that it was eventful and gave the world a new champion with Cadel Evans cheering Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!
What does guilt look like? Well over the past week it’s been the Tour de France All Access App for the iPad. Ever since last Friday, I’ve been sleeping in and watching the Tour de France from the comfort of my bed week. Up at 5:30? Flip open the tablet and instant race coverage. Why bother moving to the tele room when you can lay on your side or rest your precious screening device on a pillow.
This handy app that turns an iPad into cycling control central. You get all the standings broken down by individual, team, 25-and-under and more. It’s a perfect way to get a handle on who’s doing what, and not to mention keep up with the teams that change sponsors frequently. The basic statistics app is free but for $4.99 you can get all access streaming of all stages live. There’s even course breakdowns and summary recaps really making this the most power packed app I’ve ever really used.
Tomorrow is Stage 21 which will be another glorious leg of this race. I’ll be up with the birds once again and within arms distance of my iPad and great coverage.
The double meaning 'W'
Tall man (is there such a thing as a tall man in cycling?) Tyler Farrar won the 3rd stage of the Tour de France on the Fourth of July, the first time for an American to win on the patriotic holiday. I bet it was fun to be able to say ‘Merica to the French that day.
Farrar, a Wenatchee native (that’s in the state of Washington for those of you who don’t know), has really shown heart and determination, not only through his cycling career, but these past months in particular. On May 9th Tyler lost his close friend and fellow cyclist Wouter Weylandt, who crashed in Giro d’Italia. Farrar took some long rides to grieve, the best way he knew how. Farrar knew Weylandt would want him to continue to ride the Tour de France and to use Weylandt’s memory as motivation. Coming through the 3rd stage with a symbolic ‘W’ held up by his hand was not only for a win, but more importantly for his friend. Needless to say we are impressed that he has such a strong head and can keep calm to carry on. Standing in at 6 feet tall and in world class shape, Tyler Farrar represents America, as well as Washington .
By the way, we think Tyler would look awesome in a Longshot size 1 shirt.