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Motivational Monday: ‘Tis Cyclocross Season

The weather is cooler, the days are getting shorter and this means one thing. Cyclocross. The season in the southeast normally doesn’t start until mid fall but more and more groups are getting on board and we should have a couple series in the area to attend. ‘Cross “Race” Calendar September 4th – (Tentative) Tuesday Nights Under the Lights in Boone, NC September 8th –…

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Friday Shop Profile – Loose Nuts Cycles

Loose Nuts is my largest Surly dealer in most of the state of GA. Running out of a killer store front in the Grant Park area. It has the “urban” feel but you will find beautiful Sachs road bikes, high end wheels being built and a super down to earth guy behind it all – Chris Tavel. (I hear he’s a great mechanic too..)

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Another Day, Another Dollar – This One in Knoxville

Traveling between Asheville, NC and Knoxville,TN this week. Hitting up a handful of key dealers to make sure their ordering for 2013 is nailed down, they are excited about new product and to work with shop staff so they feel comfortable selling the new goods. Along with that is bike riding and beer drinking, but only after the job is done. Yesterday evening was jam…

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Motivational Monday: Ride with the Boys

Lately as I have been traveling I have been doing my best to ride with others. Normally I ride by myself as it is my away time but getting closer to cyclocross season I need to push myself and riding with others does that to you. Riding with women is one thing, but I can tell you that hanging on to the wheels of some…

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A Week in Review

These next two months are completely full throttle for me. On one side I have deadlines for pre-season orders on about 7 brands that I represent before Interbike (mid/end September). This means a ton of driving, this past week around Atlanta and Augusta, the week before around the Triangle and the list keeps going. If you are in the southeast, chances are I’ll be in…

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Southern Spokes Recap

I’m working on a long recap for SouthernSpokes.com to fill everyone in, thank a whole boatload of folks and get started planning for next year! Here’s some key highlights that I feel sum up things for my readers here. A ton of women’s raffle prizes, and everyone that bought a raffle ticket won something Kids rides, women’s rides, fat bike rides Waffles and Nutella Really…

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Traveling Through Georgia

In Georgia, Cumming Georgia to be exact. Crashed at a friends house, thanks Franklin! Spending a couple days around Atlanta and then headed to Augusta for a couple shop visits. Hope to hit up FATS Mountain bike trail down in Augusta tomorrow too! Lots to catch you folks up with Southern Spokes this past weekend, a ton of traveling over the next couple weeks, and…

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Charlotte Cycling Classic: NODA-Freedom Park-NODA

Let’s see if I can convince my GF to do this on Saturday… From 36th Street Racing: On Saturday August 18th, at the crack of 11AM Noda-Freedom Park-Noda, the premiere “one day classic” comes to Charlotte and Dolce Vita Wines! Event Starts in the Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood (NoDa). We will race a “tortuous” route through the notorious Charlotte Hinterland to Freedom Park and back. We ask…

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Twin Six Hump Day Sale: Dopers Suck

We all know how much we hate dopers. They have killed the image of American cycling and they all make us feel inferior, slow and fat. Go get yourself some Doper’s Suck Gear from Twin Six, it’s on sale today!  

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