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Bontrager Vella Camu Shopper Review

Bontrager Vella Vana and Camu Bag Review

I am putting these two bags together in one review as other than straps and zippers they are much alike.  Getting women to use bicycles as a form of transportation is rather important to me. I feel as society see’s more women on bikes, as more women empower their children and families to chose a bike, the more we success we will have with getting…

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Problem Solvers Frostbike

Problem Solver Tech Tuesday: Tools of #Frostbike

  Over the past weekend at Frostbike in Minneapolis I spied some very useful tools for shops and mechanics world wide should know of. Park Tool INF-1 Shop Inflator Dual presta & shrader valve inflator that connects to your shop compressor. Park Tool BX-2 Blue Box Tool Case Do you travel with your tools? Do you want a reason to buy more tools. Here it…

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All City Macho Man Madness

Preview: All City Macho Man Cyclocross Bike

One of the most exciting parts (there were many) of Frostbike 2012 is the reveal of the new All City Macho Man Cyclocross bike. This is the geared version of their well known Nature Boy. I can tell you right now this bike is what I’ll be racing next cross season, and will be ordering the gold frameset option as my pit bike. Yes, I…

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The First 48 Hours of Frostbike Recap

Recapping the first 48 hours of Frostbike thus far for myself in some photos… First stop: All you can eat bacon. Thursday (all day long) the brands of QBP walked us through changes, updates, awesomeness that made me very excited. For example the new Macho Man from All City! Apparently we stunk as even the Surly Cycles guys were done with us. Friday I commuted….

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Frostbike - Feb

Frostbike Introduction

Starting last night through Sunday I am at a tradeshow called Frostbike. Much of my content and typery for the next few days will be wrapped around thoughts, concepts, product and conversations that come out of this tradeshow. Because of this I would like to quickly explain what it is and why it matters to me – which means also why you should continue reading….

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Lazer Helium Flash Yellow

My New Obsession with Hi-Vis Yellow

Maybe it’s being hit by a car. Maybe it’s that cars act very differently when I’m wearing it. Either way I can tell you I am quickly becoming obsessed with hi-vis yellow. As someone nicely told me the other day “hi-vis is the new black.” Hi-Vis yellow and pink will be sought out and purchased like a life insurance claim. Castelli Radiation Jacket (Review coming)…

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Wheels of Change

First Ever National Women Cycling Forum

Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flats Tires Along the Way), will appear as the keynote speaker at the inaugural National Women Cycling Forum. The forum will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the 2012 National Bike Summit. Women still cycle at much lower rates than men in the…

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Tumble With Me

While traveling I take a lot of quick shots with Instagram on my iPhone. Some I save for later use, some I quickly post to Facebook/Twitter and my Bike Shop Girl Tumblr account. If you are on Tumblr you can follow me at bikeshopgirl.tumblr.com. If you aren’t I have the feed pushing to a page on BikeShopGirl.com. It is worth book marking as when I’m…

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