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Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
GoLite Model Athlete on 09/03/2009 18:22:21 MDT Print View

Since Skurka and Sam are both out on WT2-LDB right now I figured I'd take up the slack.

Admit it. Part of you has always wanted to be a model athlete.

Here's your chance to be featured on our new website. GoLite has a new website, and we're ready to embark on a new adventure. So we're launching a contest to find four everyday athletes to be featured on our website and in our ads. Not to mention, you'll get a load of free gear if you're chosen.

Here's how you do it. Go to and take a look at our current model athletes. Notice each athlete has their own "Therefore I GoLite" headline, which describes how they live sustainably or inspire others to get outdoors. Using their headlines as examples, pen your own "Therefore I GoLite" line that tells the world how you live the GoLite values.

Enter to win. Email us your personal story at What's your outdoor passion? Trail-running? Hiking? Backpacking? Backcountry Touring? Traveling? Tell us how you inspire others to get outdoors and/or how you are making a difference by living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Tell us about your favorite trail, and why the people you hang out with would tell us you are the perfect candidate. Then attach a couple photos of you in the outdoors. Make sure you tell us your name and where you live. Last but certainly not least, don't forget to include your handspun "Therefore I GoLite" line into the subject of your email. Just for sending us your story, we'll email you a coupon code for 25% off at And four of you will be chosen to win $500 worth of GoLite gear and your place in GoLite history as a mod-lete.

Too much trouble for you, that's OK. You can support what we're doing by becoming a Facebook fan. Just leave us a comment with your "Therefore I GoLite" line, and we'll hook you up with a 15% off coupon. Just for showing us a little love.

Enter today. You've got from now until the 28th to enter, so take a tiny break from the trail and get on it. Oh, and tell your friends.

Submissions will be accepted from 9/3/2009 until 9/28/2009. GoLite will select each of the four winners who must reside in the U.S. Click here to read the official contest rules and regulations.

Edited by simplespirit on 09/03/2009 18:31:56 MDT.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Mars on 09/03/2009 22:03:36 MDT Print View

How about this entry:

"I hike to Mars, therefore I GoLite"hike2mars

Edited by dandydan on 09/03/2009 22:08:54 MDT.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Wife on 09/03/2009 22:07:56 MDT Print View

Here's another joke entry:

"I carry all my wife's gear, therefore I GoLite"wifesgear

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

One More on 09/03/2009 22:10:11 MDT Print View

"Because my dog's too small to carry the tent, therefore I GoLite"


Edited by dandydan on 09/03/2009 22:11:53 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: One More on 09/03/2009 22:16:07 MDT Print View

I ain't getting any younger, therefore I GoLitedoug summits

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Nice on 09/03/2009 22:20:38 MDT Print View

Nice pic

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: One More on 09/03/2009 22:24:46 MDT Print View

They put this stupid cast on me, therefore I GoLite (see what you started Dan!)
Casey in a cast

Ryan Linn

Locale: Maine!
Re: Wife on 09/04/2009 07:23:36 MDT Print View

Shouldn't that say:
"I carry my wife's gear, therefore SHE goes lite"?

I like where this is going. Are you all submitting these for the competition?

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
GoLite Model Athlete on 09/04/2009 08:34:17 MDT Print View

I like climbing.....stuff. Therefore I Golite.Climbing

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
GoLite Model Athlete on 09/04/2009 09:02:43 MDT Print View

"I follow the rabbit hole....therefore I GoLite."

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Edited by Naman919 on 09/04/2009 09:08:54 MDT.

Brian Johnson
(Sirclimbsalot) - F

Locale: Midwest
Because I need... on 09/04/2009 09:46:44 MDT Print View

to carry more scotch...


and out run this guy...


Therefore I GoLite.

Edited by Sirclimbsalot on 09/04/2009 09:50:03 MDT.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
GoLite Model Athlete on 09/04/2009 09:48:50 MDT Print View

Ironically, that is how I look the morning after two bottles of scotch.

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Golite on 09/04/2009 12:35:20 MDT Print View

"I buy from companies making the products lighter, not heavier, therefore I don't Golite"

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Re: Re: Wife on 09/04/2009 16:29:32 MDT Print View

Ryan: "Shouldn't that say:
"I carry my wife's gear, therefore SHE goes lite"?

Yeah I guess....she definately goes lite and I still try to, so I don't wind up dead.

"Are you submitting these?"
No....Canadian's aren't allowed to enter :(

Edited by dandydan on 09/04/2009 16:35:28 MDT.

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Golite on 09/04/2009 16:47:04 MDT Print View

Chris kinda beat me but...goss

"I go Gossamer Gear, therefore I go lighter."

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
GoLite Model Athlete on 09/05/2009 01:02:56 MDT Print View

How about "I'm fat, therefore (in a misguided attempt to offset my lack of conditioning and diet) I GoLite. Think I'll win?

Allison Sayre
(TeamAlli) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: GoLite Model Athlete on 09/21/2009 23:06:59 MDT Print View

Agreed about the "GoHeavy" comments. Don't call your darn company GoLite if you're making great packs (Jam 2 and Pinnacle) heavier. I'm glad I picked up the '08 Pinnacle at a clearance sale, because the '09 has all this ridiculous crap on it adding ounces.