The Cleanest Line

Month: May 2007

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Bike to Childcare

Bike to Childcare

May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

Yesterday, some future Patagoniacs from our onsite childcare got into the spirit of Bike-to-Work Week. Their enthusiasm was so infectious. Listen carefully for some priceless remarks and look for a cameo appearance by Uncle Dave. I think biking to work has brought out the inner kid in a lot of… Read More

3 Counties, 2 States and No Excuses

3 Counties, 2 States and No Excuses

May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

An impressive-enough commute by car, 2 states and 3 counties are exactly what some of the folks who work in our Reno Distribution Center pedaled through to get to work Thursday morning.  Undaunted by distance and mountain passes, Nate Hanson (Pro Sales), Tim Kipp (Customer Service), Anne Cahill… Read More

A Bike for Life

A Bike for Life

May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

For most of us at Patagonia, biking to work is choice versus driving our cars. But for the world’s poorest communities, a bicycle is one of few affordable transportation options. Grayson Schaffer, Associate Editor for Outside magazine, has written a post for the blog Those Responsible about hardcore… Read More

Bike to Work Retail Challenge

Bike to Work Retail Challenge

May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

Last week, before the improptu Ventura vs. Reno rivalry developed, a friendly competition was issued between Patagonia retail stores to see which store could ride their bikes the most during Bike-to-Work Week. The store with the highest percentage for the week gets bragging rights and a… Read More

Long Ride In

Long Ride In

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

What to do when you want to participate in Bike to Work Week but your commute’s a beefy one? Follow Team Bacon Strip.  If the ride’s a long one, these guys aren’t afraid to start the night before. If you’re in the Reno area and want to… Read More

Ventura Ain’t Bringing It

Ventura Ain’t Bringing It

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

There was a somewhat quiet challenge issued deep in the comments of the "Support Human Power" post about who could saddle up more of their crew for Bike to Work Week: our Ventura HQ or the Reno Distribution Center.  Not that it’s a contest or anything . . . BUT,… Read More

World Freestyle Kayaking Championships

World Freestyle Kayaking Championships

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

Congratulations are in order for Patagonia paddling ambassador Eric Jackson and his family. Mark, our product line director for paddling, sends word: I’d like to share the great news that our paddling ambassadors Eric, Emily, and Dane Jackson took home top spots in this year’s… Read More

Support Human Power – Bike to Work This Week

Support Human Power – Bike to Work This Week

May 14, 2007 May 14, 2007

While many Patagonia employees go to great lengths to bike, bus or carpool to work daily (kudos to you all), some of us, myself included, drive our cars to work, alone, on a regular basis. We all have our reasons for driving, some justified and some not so much. But… Read More

Boulder Adventure Film Fest. Starts Tomorrow

Boulder Adventure Film Fest. Starts Tomorrow

May 10, 2007 May 10, 2007

If you live or happen to be in the Boulder, CO area this weekend, be sure and stop by the Boulder Adventure Film Festival and Dirt Days. The festival, which starts tomorrow (May 11), is wonderfully organized by climber/writer/photographer, and Patagonia catalog contributor, Jonathan Copp. The… Read More

Product Testing – MLC and Overhead Shed

Product Testing – MLC and Overhead Shed

May 10, 2007 May 10, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a new item… Read More

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