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Gu Roctane Review, Including a Hobby Jogga Video!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 | 6 Comments

Reviewing Gu is sort of like reviewing McDonald’s french fries.  Pretty much everybody has already tried it.  When I was asked to review the product, I didn’t think I had much to offer… then I remembered an idea Shelly and I had last year:

Make a Gu video!

We were inspired by our friend, Jeremiah.  He started experiencing chafing issue in the middle of a long run.  Since he didn’t have any lube, he pulled a MacGyver (if you’re younger than 30, it was a TV sow from the 80’s) and used Gu with terrific results.

We rounded up the Hobby Joggas and started filming.  Here are the results:

Special thanks to Shelly, especially for the Roctane song, and Jesse, Mark, and Tony for their acting.  You guys are among the best free actors in Muskegon county!

As far as the actual Roctane, I did a comparative test with regular Gu.  On a long run, I felt more energetic with the Roctane.  This will be my gel of choice at Western States later this year.  Coincidentally, WS is sponsored by Gu… I anticipate a healthy supply of Roctane.  You can check out Gu’s website or Facebook page for the exact details of Roctane, or just watch the video again.

Gu can be purchased at many outdoor, fitness, and running stores, or it can be puchased via Amazon.com here:

Buy Gu here.

If you liked the video, please share it with your runner/hiker/biker friends using the buttons below, retweet it, email it to your entire contact list, or use the “Like” button to post it on your Facebook wall.  Thanks!

If you happen to work for Gu, my family will soon be taking applications for sponsors for our months-long RV trip where we’ll be attending a slew of running events and holding a bunch of barefoot/minimalist shoe workshops all around the country.  When we find a product we love, we’re pretty good at this promotion thing.   ;-)

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6 Comments

  1. Barefoot Running University » Overcome Fear = Experience Cool Adventures
    February 24, 2011

    [...] an example.  In my previous post, I linked to the silly Gu Roctane video the Hobby Joggas made over the last few weeks.  Shelly [...]

  2. Barefoot Johnny O
    February 21, 2011

    Well, while I would prefer the pre-jell hair that Shelly displayed, I appreciate the content extolling the benefits and varied uses/applications of the gu. However,I believe the video must have been edited to show only post sleep activities. If it can be used on Jesse’s nips, one would think that the pre-sleep bedroom activities could use generous applications as well. Will there be a follow up video? Also, Shelly needs to give up teaching for a singing career. The song was awesome!!!

  3. Angie Bee
    February 21, 2011

    Shelly can really belt it out!!

  4. kelly
    February 21, 2011

    I agree, Gu is much like McDs fries.

  5. JD
    February 21, 2011

    Awesome video! Loved it. SUPER funny! Hopefully more reviews will come via your creative video attempts! Thanks!

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    February 21, 2011

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