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Take a pause out of your hectic day and reflect on the meaning of this inspirational story from a loyal YMX fan:

Heidi Dohse wears YMX's Flower Clouds jersey in the Tour de Palm Springs.

When Heidi Dohse was only eighteen years old doctors told her she had a rare heart disease. Since then she has been through countless medical procedures,  including six different pacemaker implants. But the adversities did not stop the passionate, strong-willed part of her heart that has fueled her recovery.  Here is what she has to say:

When I learned that I was going in for open heart surgery last year I asked three of my girlfriends to ride with me as a relay team in the LOTOJA Classic event.  I needed a reason to get better! We wanted to have matching jerseys.  When Heather, one of the riders and buyer at Sturtos, mentioned that YMX was now making cycling jerseys… well… it was a done deal. That is what I wanted us to wear.  Together we all voted on the Flower Cloud jersey because of the beautiful and inspirational colors and flowers.  I have to say that I LOVE that jersey! 

Heidi Dohse and her friends voted on YMX's Flour Clouds jersey to commemorate her one-year anniversary of heart surgery.

Though I have a drawer full of cycling jerseys, my YMX is my favorite. I love the way it looks but even better is the way that it performs.  I am riding mostly 100 mile and 200 mile events and my YMX jersey breaths, wicks, and feels good against my skin the whole time.  When it is cold I layer one of my YellowMan base layer tops underneath. 

Heidi Dohse crossing the 2010 LOTOJA finish line in YMX's Flower Cloud jersey.

Heidi Dohse crossing the 2010 LOTOJA finish line in YMX's Flower Cloud jersey.

The above photograph was featured in Las Vegas 2010 Go Red for Women where Heidi Dohse served as the key note speaker.

You can get some veteran advice from Heidi at http://www.lotojaclassic.com/main/index.html. Navigate to Event Info > Veteran Advice > Heidi Dohse.

More about Heidi Dohse here.

YMX salutes Heidi Dohse for rising above Life’s obstacles and carrying on a winning spirit! Do you have a YMX story? Let us know or join the discussion on the new YMX Facebook page.

Outdoor enthusiast Angela Chabot enjoys horseback riding wearing YellowMan or YMX tattoo clothing.

Meet Angela Chabot. She loves horseback riding, mountain biking, wake boarding, snowboarding, and YellowMan and YMX tattoo clothing. Angela is proud to be YellowMan/YMX Facebook Fan #900!

Angela owns and operate a small cottage rental business on a lake in southeastern Connecticut, where guests do everything from kayaking, canoeing, and fishing to water skiing and wake boarding on the lake. See more at www.facebook.com/northshorewoods.

Angela Chabot wears a YellowMan mesh top while downhill mountain biking at Sugarbush, VT

Like more and more YellowMan and YMX fans, Angela exclaims that she “pretty much only wears Yellowman,” because “the artwork is gorgeous the way it moves with the body! But also because it keeps me warm in the winter and keeps the sun off in the summer.”

YellowMan Fan Angela Chabot scales a riverside cliff in Vermont.

For those of you that haven’t yet experienced the thrill of wearing YellowMan and YMX clothing, you might want to take note of Angela’s testimonial. The fabrics really do feel sensational, and the artwork is all authentic – by seasoned artists around the world. There is something for everyone. And, although the fabric and exquisite prints might seem delicate, they can be worn hard, as Angela Chabot clearly demonstrates.

YellowMan Facebook Fan #900, Angela Chabot, hiking in Redwoods National Park.

For more about Angela and her adventures, drop her a line on her Facebook page

To become a YellowMan/YMX Fan please visit the official YellowMan/YMX Facebook Page.

The boys sporting YellowMan in the Dolomites. From left: Derek, Jed, Howard, Brandon and Gary Scott - September 2010

Many of you YellowMan tattoo clothing fans out there already know about pro-mountaineer and travel guide Gary Scott, a self-proclaimed “Ambassador for YellowMan”. He’s been running his Right Path Adventures operation in the Dolomites of Northern Italy for some time now, and ALWAYS wears YellowMan. He loves the dynamic MadKool fabric SO much that he is quick to spread the word. It wicks, it’s lightweight, it’s comfortable, it can be layered easily, it travels well, and it has some pretty wicked prints, too!

Pictured above is a gang from one of Gary’s recent adventures in the Dolomites. We should note that these shirts are so versatile that these guys were able to hike up a mountain and then gather for a leisurely meal at the end, still wearing the same shirts. You have to wear one to believe it. That’s precisely what Gary emphasizes to his troupes, and as a result he has brought a YellowMan avalanche to the Dolomites.

Here is what the guys (pictured above) are wearing:

YellowMan's Golden Beasts long sleeve shirt

YellowMan's Tyrant tattoo shirt

King of the Dead tattoo shirt

Marvel Vintage Day of the Dead shirt

YellowMan Classix tattoo shirt

For more about these shirts, and many others, visit YellowMan.com.

For more on Gary Scott, and his luxury adventure trips in the Dolomites, visit his site at rightpathadventures.com.

Right Path Adventures LLC

Linda Minsker (left) and Christine Fingado of the running team Running Tigers, Kicking Dragons, display their awards earned at the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Florida.

Keep on the lookout for the Florida running troupe, Running Tigers, Kicking Dragons. These spirited runners have discovered the winning benefits of YMX base layer garments.

Two of the team members, Linda Minsker and Christine Fingado (pictured above), recently ran in the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon wearing YMX’s Fierce Dragon long sleeve base layer shirt. The runners noted after the race, “The shirts were a show stopper. One guy even shouted out ‘Those shirts are HOT!'”

The truth is the shirts don’t just look great, they are ultra-functional. The proprietary MadKool fabric is comfortable, lightweight, and efficiently wicks moisture away from your skin. It’s no wonder that the entire Running Tigers, Kicking Dragons team will be wearing YMX in their upcoming Ragnar marathon in January.

Fierce Dragon Base Layer shirt by Yellowman

Levi Leipheimer‘s second annual GranFondo cycling event in Sonoma County, California reportedly brought in a whopping six thousand participants this year. Each one of them likely came to the event with a mission of personal accomplishment, and/or to contribute to one or more of the event’s many charities.

One participant, Mary-Jane (pictured below in YMX’s Flower Clouds cycling jersey and matching armwarmers), was proud to finish her GranFondo cycling run two minutes ahead of her goal, in spite of the fact that she stopped in the final 15 mile stretch to assist a seriously injured cyclist. Mary-Jane called 911, and stayed with the injured cyclist until medical help arrived, before continuing on to a  rewarding finish ahead of her personal target. Now that’s a champion! YMX congratulates Mary-Jane!

 

GranFondo cyclist wearing YMX's Flower Coulds cycling jersey and matching armwarmers

GranFondo cyclist wearing YMX's Flower Coulds cycling jersey and matching armwarmers

 

If you have a GranFondo or YMX story you would like to share, drop us a line at info@yellowman.com.

YellowMan Fan Jason Wagg just won a free YMX shirt for hitting the 800 mark on YellowMan Facebook

Meet Jason Wagg, YellowMan’s Facebook Fan #800. He has a refined taste in espresso, cookies, and YellowMan tattoo clothing.

Jason just won a free YMX shirt for making the first comment when the YellowMan/YMX facebook fan count hit 800. We’ll do it again at 900, so keep your friends coming and your eyes watching!

If you want to ask Jason Wagg what kind of coffee he likes, or what he has to say about YellowMan, look him up on our Facebook page and make a comment.

Pictured above: Jason is wearing a YellowMan Fire Dragon tattoo shirt…and loving it!

Surfer Ryan Ragan wearing YellowMan tattoo shirt

Pro Surfer Ryan Ragan cuts waves in a YellowMan shirt.

Some time ago, pro surfer Ryan Ragan sported some YellowMan shirts while cutting waves in Hawaii. We decided to revisit some of his photos to show just how versatile YellowMan shirts can be.

From his own site: Ryan has been surfing since the age of 10 and competing internationally since age 14. He has dedicated his life to surfing and action sports, both of which he loves with GREAT PASSION! Ryan has been to nearly every country on the globe that has an ocean, meeting many incredible lifelong friends along the way.

You can find out more about Ryan Ragan here.

Surfer Ryan Ragan shows how versatile YellowMan tattoo shirts can be.