Friday, February 5, 2010

Got my first sale

So some of you might know ive become a big fan of Rocktape Kinesiology tape. So big a fan in fact i have started selling the stuff to make some extra money so that one day i can maybe send my daughter to daycare.

The big news is that i have already signed my first customer and yesterday they put in an order for 30 rolls. The customer just happens to be a little bike store called Bike Mart, or also known as Richardson bike mart. I have added a history of events of RBM and you might notice a name or two in their list of achievements like someone called LANCE, yip lance armstrong started his career at Bike Mart. its a pretty big deal.


Richardson Bike Mart History
  • 1962 Founder Mike Hall starts Bike Mart while in school.
  • 1962-1974 Ray Burkett manages the Bike Mart in Dal-Rich Shopping Center.

  • 1966 Richardson Bicycle Touring club started, later to become Greater Dallas Bicyclists.
  • 1974 Bike sales boom in the United States; 15 million bicycles sold across country.
  • 1974-1980 Ray Burkett manages the Bike Mart location on LBJ Freeway.
  • 1975 RBM has five stores in the Metroplex. 
  • 1979 Bad year for the bike industry, but Bike Mart survives. 
  • 1980 Jim Hoyt purchases Bike Mart and changes name to Richardson Bike Mart. 
  • 1981 "A few good men and a can-do spirit" is adopted as the new slogan; all that has changed is that we now have a few good women as well. 
  • 1981 RBM starts sponsoring bicycle rallies and continues to do so year after year
  • 1982 RBM puts 50 percent of marketing budget into the bicycle community and continues to do so. 
  • 1983 Matrix race team is started. 
  • 1983 RBM supports BMX with its first team. 
  • 1984 Matrix Team is turned into a club. 
  • 1985 SABAR Triathlon club is started.
  • 1986 RBM sponsors Mirage Cycling Club. 
  • 1987 RBM sponsors Dallas' Triple Crown series. 
  • 1987 Lance Armstrong starts bike racing career with RBM.
  • 1987 RBM expands and opens a 2nd location in Dallas on July 4.
  • 1989 Double Dates tandem club is started. 
  • 1990 RBM sponsors the Texas Bicycle Coalition in Austin. 
  • 1994 RBM sponsors "Dirt Project" mountain team. 
  • 1997 RBM sponsors MH Factory National BMX Team. 
  • 1997 United States bicycle sales drop to only 3.5 million annually. 
  • 1997 Sponsorship of RBM BMX Team begins. 
  • 1998 Move into new location takes place after 36 years. 
  • 1999 Former Matrix team member, Lance Armstrong wins his first Tour de France. 
  • 2000 Lance Armstrong wins 2nd Tour de France. Team Dirt Project dominates Texas Mountain bike racing.
  • 2001 Lance Armstrong wins 3rd consecutive Tour de France.
  • 2002 Lance Armstrong wins 4th consecutive Tour de France. Team RBM/Trek/VW Regional Elite Road Team dominates Texas-area racing.
  • 2003 Team BikeMart.com was the top fund raiser for the MS 150 Red River Challenge. RBM has been participating in the MS 150 since 1982.
  • 2003 Lance Armstrong wins 5th consecutive Tour de France.
  • 2004 January 28, RBM opens its third location in Frisco, TX.
  • 2004 Lance Armstrong wins a record 6th consecutive Tour de France.
  • 2005 Lance Armstrong's U. S. Postal Team becomes Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team.
  • 2005 The owners of RBM, Jim and Rhonda Hoyt, will attend the Tour de France for the 7th consecutive year and ride portions of every stage of the tour route.
  • 2005 Lance Armstrong wins a record 7 Tours and announces his retirement.
  • 2005 The Richardson store adds 8,500 square feet for clothing, shoes and accessories.
  • 2005 Lance Armstrong set a record. So did we. RBM had record sales in 2005.
  • 2005 Another local rider comes through RBM and gets on a professional cycling team. 23 year old Patrick McCartey is on Team Phonak (Switzerland) for the 2006 season.
  • 2006 A record sales year for RBM.
  • 2007 With support from RBM, McKinney Velo Club (MVC) is started.
  • 2008 Although many parts of the country are in a recession, business at the Bike Mart remains strong.
  • 2008 A record year for Team Bike Mart(TBM) at the MS 150. TBM is now known as "The Million Team."
Check out my website at http://www.cricketstoreonline.com/categories/ROCKTAPE/ and see if Rocktape could help you out in your triathlon, cycling and running endeavours. If you have 70.3 , marathon or 140.6 coming up this year, i would really have a look.

2 comments:

  1. How does rock tape work? Also, do you ship to Canada.

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