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Introducing Giant’s WheelSystems

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 the result of a holistic approach to creating the best-performing wheels for every type of…

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Laurel Trail Review at Lake Norman State Park

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 fall. Lake Norman State Park which is about 25 minutes north of center city Charlotte…

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Lake Norman Bike Route Ribbon Cutting This Weekend

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 mapped! Read more about it or view the map here.  This Saturday is the event…

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Meet Mountain Bike Legend Jacquie Phelan at Bicycle Escape

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 plenty of food and drink.  

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Review: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 Bar Tape

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 the local bike shops I was intrigued. Anytime a company comes out with a product…

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Changes to Maryland Drivers License to Benefit Bicycles

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 Manual will serve as the basis for improved driver’s education and new driver’s licensing examination…

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Motivational Monday with Wendy Davis

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? Wendy Davis in great Missouri What type of cycling do you enjoy?…

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Booth Babes at Interbike are a Turnoff

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 outrage from an article running in the daily version of Bicycle Retailer. Booth Babes have…

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Preview: Specialized Cycloross Tires

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 on from the big S, Specialized Bicycles. One for each terrain, hard packed, mixed conditions,…

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