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Motivational Monday with Michelle

What’s your name and location? Michelle in Melbourne, Australia What type of cycling do you enjoy? Long distance endurance What is your first cycling memory? Riding in circles around our court trying to stay balanced. Who inspires you to ride, and better yet WHY? Dave Harrington and Peter Heals – they’ve ridden thousands and thousands of km only for the challenge What has been your…

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Lezyne Micro Caddy

Lezyne Micro Caddy Bag Review

Saddle bags are a needed thing in my life. Something that most bike shops forget to mention when they sell you that new road or mountain bike. Riding around with out tools, tube or inflation device is like driving around in your car with out a spare tire. Yes, you can call someone if you get a flat but that isn’t the empower cycling female…

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Signature Cycles Seven Cycles IMX 29er

Signature Cycles Bike of the Week: Seven Cycles IMX 29er

Signature Cycles featured a bike a week on their Facebook and website. After receiving their approval I now plan on reposting ones that catch my eye, either mountain, road or women’s hot rods! Seven Cycles IMX 29er Seven Cycles IMX 29er is a carbon and titanium wonder with a burst of color. The Fox Shox fork was custom painted by Seven to match the frame. The build…

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Assos Chamois Creme

Chamois Cream: What is it and do I need it?

A popular question after cycling shorts and saddle recommendations is normally about chamois cream. If you haven’t heard about it before, don’t feel too left out it basically is under carriage lube. Wait what? Yes, a cream you put between you and the shorts. Why do I need Chamois Cream? I go through spurts of not using chamois cream because I forget it or forget…

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2012 RockShox SID 29er

Tech Tuesday: Why Would a Hydraulic Brake Lock Up?

One concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream works well.) I also want women to feel empowered and to…

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Capo Cycling Modena Donna Collection

Preview: Capo Cycling Modena Donna Collection

Capo Cycling – an italian made cycling clothing company has released a new line of women’s cycling clothing. It includes a jersey in two colors, shorts with a comfy yoga waistband and knickers. I understand the italian way of subtle with black and whites but I would love to see some accent pop on this! Modena Donna Jersey – MSRP $90 Modena Donna Shorts –…

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Motivational Monday Julie Paisant

Motivational Monday with Julie Paisant

Julie is a local lady I know from cyclocross. She fully embodies that of em:pwr cycling and motivating all. She’s out there ringing the cowbell and taking photos from the first race to the last. She also cheers you on when she passes you in her races! Kudos to Julie and all she does for women’s cycling. What’s your name and location? Julie Paisant, High…

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All city nature boy

Nature Boy Build Up

Getting some last bits together but my All City Nature Boy bike is ready! White bar tape and purple Crank Brothers will need to be haD.

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Fulcrum Racing Zero

Wheel Lust and Love

Wheels are one of those romantic parts of cycling to me. Something that can make your bike 100% better, or 200% worse. Truing wheels is the first memory I have of working in a bike shop 12 years ago. It was the first “bike mechanic” skill really taught to me. Before that it was installing kick stands and cleaning off bikes. Wheel systems like Fulcrum,…

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Motivational Monday Katie Holden

Motivational Monday with Katie Holden

I met Katie last year at Sea Otter. A kick ass, down to earth, downhill chick. She talked about mountain technique, safety and was a smiling face that many women need to see when relating to “GNAR-CORE” riders. Super approachable and always wanting to help other women get stronger! What’s your name and location? My name is Katie Holden and I live in Scotts Valley,…

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