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NC Cyclocross

NC Cyclocross Clinic Recap

This past Sunday I dragged myself out of bed at o’dark 30 to prep myself and brain for my first cyclocross “clinic”. At around 7 o’clock teammate and all around awesome guy, George Berger, picked me up in his little Prius and we were off into the sunrise. The goal was to get to mountains of Boone North Carolina and the Pirate Race Products Cyclocross…

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Race Day Rituals

Pre-Race Preparation, Rituals and Stupidity

What are your race day rituals? I find that rituals are so different between the niches of cycling. You can easily identify someones personality by how they prepare for a race. Is your gear in a box all organized? Are your bottles prepared the night before and put in the fridge with your gels already under the cap? Do you warm up on a trainer,…

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Motivational Monday Jessica Moore

Motivational Monday with Jessica Moore

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What’s your name and location? Jessica Moore, Uh, Nomad USA? (MI via OR via NC, etc) What…

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Waterbottles

A Wash of a Weekend

Going in to the weekend I had great plans for riding every day, enjoying time with my lovely and hitting up roller-coasters at Carowinds. Can I tell you that I did not do almost any of those things? While the closest I got to riding was overhauling the Airborne Goblin Saturday morning, and cleaning out my car from all the water bottles I have been…

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NC Cyclocross

Cyclocross Schedule in NC and SC

As a resident of the Charlotte North Carolina region I can tell you that cyclocross has been slow to pick up in the area. It seems this season is going to change all of this. More practices, more area races and more folks wanting to ride their cyclocross bikes more during a year. Clinics September 11, 2011- High Country Cyclocross Clinics – Women’s and General…

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Raleigh Clubman

The Romance of Bicycles

This past week a friend and cyclist, Peter Wilborn of Bike Law, wrote a beautiful about the art of the group ride. I won’t do the article enough justice so please go read.  The article stirred up many thoughts and feelings within me. Memories of early morning group rides with friends in the various cities I have inhabited over the years. Memories of the cold…

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Marianne Vos

An Interview with Marianne Vos

Podium Cafe posted a great, lengthy, article on Marianne Vos. Vos is a Dutch road, track and cyclocross racer with an impressive list of race results for being only 24! Check out the article and please come back to give us your thoughts.

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