Post Archive

October 2011

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Blog

No lie, wheels matter. Wheels are some of the most important pieces of a well riding, quickly responding, bicycle. Giant and other bike manufactures are focusing more efforts on their own components. I’m interested to see how these ride and compare to wheel specific manufactures. ____________________________________________ New for 2012, Giant WheelSystems are

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Lake Norman State Park MTB
BlogRide

When I am riding locally in Charlotte NC I have roughly 4 trails I visit, either due to distance from my house, work or time restraints. One of my favorite trails,that is also one of the closer ones to my house, recently had a trail addition that opened earlier this

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Lake Norman Bicycle Route
BlogEvent Coverage

If you are a local to me (Charlotte/Lake Norman, NC) then you should know about the dedication event of the Lake Norman Bicycle Route. The route is planned to circle Lake Norman on marked roads, greenways, and showing points of interest. The route is 3/4 of the way marked and

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JP
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Jacquie helped to found NORBA, IMBA and was right there for the creation of the mountain bike. Learn from her amazing history and lovely outlook at life and bicycles at Bicycle Escape. Bicycle Escape Frederick, MD Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm As always the event will be catered with

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Lizard Skins DPS Bar Tape Review
BlogParts

Lizard Skins DSP Handlebar Tape Review Details from Lizard Skins: 2.5 mm thick for that extra bit of comfort. At 82” of lengththere is ample length for any bar & 50 grams per set MSRP: $38 Initial Thoughts When I first saw the Lizard Skins handlebar tape popping up in

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Social Marketing
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“Word of Mouth Marketing” is a term I love to use, and use it more often than the marketers around me would like. For myself, word of mouth marketing is anytime a person/company is spreading their marketing message by words, typing, reviews or voices instead of using advertising. Some may

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From Bike Maryland website Thanks to the efforts of a diverse coalition of regional groups that worked closely with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and State Highway Administration, a revision to the Maryland State Driver’s Manual that addresses sharing the road with bicycles is being issued this Fall (2011). This

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BlogMotivational MondayWomen's Cycling

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

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Interbike Booth Babes
BlogEvent Coverage

This past Interbike I saved my vacation time and dollars for other things, leaving my coverage to be from industry friends and stalking the internet for worthwhile product to talk about. On return from Interbike a few female friends that work within the bicycle industry emailed or texted about the

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crosstires
BlogParts

As cyclocross season is getting rolling, cyclocross product is rolling in the door for test riding and abusing in the name of reviews! One of the most sensitive subjects for cyclocross racers (other than bike geometry) is tire choice and pressure. 2012 Specialized Cyclocross Tires Three new cyclocross tires focused

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