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Issue: 14
February 11, 2009
In This Issue
Breaking Away with Masi Bicycles and Century Cycles
Did You Know...?
TechTalk: What Size Handlebar Do I Need?
Stores Closed Feb. 17-18
5 Questions: Kevin Madzia
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Let's get ready for spring!
Scott Cowan picture Greetings! 
With all the activity in the stores lately, I can tell that warm weather is on its way! Now is the perfect time to beat the spring crowds - bring your current bike in for a tune-up or test ride that new bike you've had your eye on.

It's also a great time to kick off the 2009 cycling season with a party! Read all about our Breaking Away Party on March 13, then mark your calendar to join us. This is one "celebrazione" you won't want to miss!


Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles
Breaking Away with Masi and Century Cycles

  • Join us for a FREE party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the best bike movie ever and to introduce Masi - our first new bike line in 8 years!
  • Try our very own Cutter IPA and Little 500 Lager (while supplies last), specially-brewed by CC Brewmaster Doug!
  • Enjoy Italian food from Coleone's and opera music, just like our hero "Dave" in the movie - who rode a Masi, too!
  • See Masi's line of 2009 steel bikes, and there'll be a Masi rep on hand to answer your questions!
  • Check out a special display of classic Masi bikes, plus some of Scott's personal Campagnolo collection!
  • Win prizes like CUTTER t-shirts, tix to the 2009 Little 500, Cinzano wool jersey, Campagnolo and Cinzano cycling caps, "Breaking Away" DVDs, and more!
  • And if all that isn't enough, enter our spring raffle to win a 2009 Masi Soulville!

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TechTalk: What Size Handlebar Do I Need?

Your bicycle comes into contact with your body in three places--the seat, the pedals, and the handlebar. All three play an important role in the performance and comfort of your bike.

This month's TechTalk focuses on the latter of the three. See this article on the Century Cycles Blog for some tips on how to choose the right handlebar.

Stores Closed February 17-18

Please note that all three of our stores will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 18.

This is for our annual Staff Retreat, where all of us gather to discuss how to better serve YOU during the coming cycling season!

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Kevin Madzia
5 Questions: Kevin Madzia

Kevin started at Century Cycles on a whim in the fall of 2004, after a career as a computer programmer trying to weather the ups and downs of the dot-com boom and bust. He had also just completed a bike tour from Seattle to Boston, and he (along with CC colleague Ray Query) just recently completed another long ride from Cleveland to Guatemala City. In the course of both of those trips, he helped to raise almost $25,000 to benefit The Melanoma Research Foundation.

Q. What do you enjoy about working at Century Cycles?

A. A big part of it is being able to help people, both in enjoying cycling to the fullest and staying healthy. I wish I could say that were the main reason, because that would sound very good, but really I just like bicycles a lot, and it's such a blast to be able to be around them all the time, as well as all the cool components and accessories. It's like Christmas almost every day when a new shipment of products arrives!

Q. What is your biggest accomplishment on a bike?

A. I have done lots of fund-raising rides, but (and maybe this sounds a bit grandiose) I feel like I have something to be proud of every time I get on a bike. Especially when I ride to work, I feel like I'm accomplishing so many things at once--a good workout, one less car on the road, and promoting Century Cycles and our products.

Q. How many bikes do you currently own?

A. I'm embarrassed to say that at the moment I'm not really sure, but it's somewhere around ten. I have one in pieces that I'm working on getting back together. I am the luckiest guy in the world--I won a mountain bike in a raffle three years ago, and I just found out that I have won another one, which I am still waiting to receive. I should start playing the lottery...

Q. What's the best piece of cycling advice you've been given?

A. "You're not supposed to wear underwear under those shorts."

Q. What three words describe how you feel on a bike?

A. Independent, flying, rebel

You can read the rest of our interview with Kevin on the Century Cycles Blog.

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