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Chrome Mini Messenger Bag Review

Chrome Mini Messenger Bag: Long Term Review

In February I did a preview of the Chrome Mini Messenger that I received for review at no charge from Chrome (yes that is my mandatory disclaimer.)    For the past 6 weeks I have been riding, using for work, the gym and even used it as a warm bed for a small baby chihuahua. Features of the Chrome Mini Messenger A few key things that…

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Warrior Creek

6 Hours of Warrior Creek Race Prep

I haven’t been on the bike enough during the pre-season to consider myself “in training.”  Riding and working out were a priority, but so was getting used to eating differently, lacrosse games and life!   The past couple months I am proud the direction my cycling riding and can say that I am starting to feel that cycling is back as part of my life like…

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Pam Sayler Kinetic Trainers

Motivational Monday : Pam Sayler

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com 1. What’s your name and location? Pam Sayler, the cold frigid Minnesota.  (Pam is the North American Sales Manager…

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MTB Group Ride

Group Riding Fears

Fear is an interesting animal.  Some people lack the normal types of fears, they are the “fearless” and can be found back flipping bikes or driving fast in the rain.   Fear to me is self preservation and common sense, tied with adventure.  Which part is larger, which part is stronger and what direction will you be pulled? First times for events in your life cause…

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Ergon GC2

New Steering Wheel on the Surly Sled

Tonight (Tuesday, March 21, 2011) is the first Dirt Diva’s group ride of the year.   As this is the first season I’m not working retail I was very giddy to get back in the saddle with a large group of fellow women that love cycling.   I also knew to keep my respected name in the area I would have to get my bike to stop…

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Mary Reynolds Cyclist

Motivational Monday : Mary Reynolds

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com What’s your name and location: Mary Reynolds, Tucson, AZ What type of cycling do you enjoy? Mountain, Road, Commute…

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Women's 29er Geometry

Why Women’s Specific 29ers Don’t Work

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to test ride on a local trail a few women’s specific 29er mountain bikes.   As I had mentioned in the past I was very excited about this new idea of women’s sizing  in 29″ technology but that is where my research ended. The idea of fitting smaller individuals (men or women) on to the larger wheel technology has…

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Cycling Websites Worth Your Time

On Twitter it is called Follow Friday or #FF, where you mention your friends that you believe are worth other people’s time to follow.  Every once in a while I’ll throw up the links and websites that I am frequenting or that are motivating me to get on my bike, get on my keyboard or inspiring me to inspire others. MomentumPlanet.com – smart living by…

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Osprey Pack Verve 10

Osprey Special Edition Verve 10 Women’s Hydration Bag

Purple is not what most people associate with Breast Cancer, but that is exactly the color that Osprey Packs hopes to use to raise atleast $5000 for the Breast Cancer Fund. The special edition Verve 10 is amethyst with a front pocket screen of the iconic Breast Cancer Fund prayer flags that carry messages of love and healing and help to support breast cancer prevention….

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Hiplok Wearable Lock

Hiplok – A Better Wearable Lock

I lived in Washington D.C and learned how to wear my bike lock (a Kryptonite chain lock) around my waist.   Sometimes it was heavy, but you got used to it.  Kryptonite was smart and put a cloth sleeve around it to prevent pinching and hard pain on your hips! Now there is the Hiplok How it works: (From Hiplok.com) Adjust the Hiplok around waist to…

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