It's tiffin time here at road.cc towers (well, fairtrade chocolate shortbread time) so the random number generator has been duly fired up to distribute books and calendars to the masses. Said machine must have been in a particularly benign mood this afternoon, choosing as it has to bestow the prizes upon two road.cc stalwarts: long time member (and sometime blogger) Blackhound and similarly upstanding heavyweight jimmythecuckoo. It's not a fix, honest - we really do pick at random using a real random number generator and everything...
If you're cursing the fact that you missed out this week and there's a calendar-shaped hole on the side of your fridge, you might want to check out next week's Schwag Grab for another crack at the Prendas Ciclismo calendar... stay tuned!
As you may well have seen on road.cc this week marked the 50th anniversary of the death of cycling legend Fausto Coppi. To mark that we've got a very special Schwag grab: two signed copies of William Fotheringham's acclaimed biography of il campionissimo, Fallen Angel: the passion of Fausto Coppi, a book already acknowledged as probably the definitive english language account of the life of Italy's greatest bike racer.
And there's more. Not only will our two lucky schwag winners get a signed book, the classic racing theme continues with a copy of the Prendas Ciclismo Memoires du Peloton calendar, which contains a selection of iconic images from the last 40 years of professional road racing. If you haven't got a 2010 calendar then it's the perfect schwag. If you have got a 2010 calendar you can throw it away if you win, because this one is better.
Usual rules apply: simply comment on this story and you're in the hat. No multiple entries please. We'll draw the lucky two at tiffin time next Friday, although in these new-year's-resolution-affected days of January, tiffin might well be a bowl of muesli or a banana or somesuch. Pft.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.