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I Believe in Bikes, They DO Make the World Better

I believe that bikes can solve many of the worlds problems if we put enough energy behind it to do so.  I know I am happier on the bike than most anywhere else in the world.   In honor of May being National Bike Month the fine folks at People for Bikes have created a short film. I believe in bikes, and I believe that we…

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30 Days of Biking

#30DaysofBiking Update

It has been over a week since updating you about my 30 days of biking challenge, so here is a quick update. Day 1 : A 19 mile road ride Day 2: A daily commute of 5 miles to Davidson, NC – take the bus from there to Charlotte and then a mile commute.  In the evening I reversed it Day 3: I only did…

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2011 Airborne Goblin 29er: On Review

  MSRP: $1,199.95 A well built bike for  5 cents under $1,200.   For the person looking to upgrade their entry level bike, getting into 29ers or simply a deal finder that will upgrade the parts as they need. (I fit in the latter.) Weight: 18 inch is 28 lbs Key Parts: Aluminum hydroformed (shaped) frame, SRAM X7 2×10 drivetrain, Avid Elixir R brakes, RockShox…

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Marla Streb Interview

Motivational Monday with Marla Streb

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? Marla Streb, Baltimore, MD Where in Baltimore are you living? We are…

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#30daysofBiking Day 2: The First Commute

I mentioned over this weekend my goal of getting back in to commuting.  To try commuting for the first time since my accident in October.  That is a super long time to be off the commuting habit!  This past Monday was Day 2 of the 30 days of biking, a great day to try bike commuting. What better day then today? A 6 mile ride…

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Answer Products PINK ProTaper XC Flat Handlebar: On Review

I’m a color freak. Ask anyone that I’ve built a bike for, I love things to compliment, match and fit pieces together well.  Colored housing, grips, zip ties and spacers – they all matter for the end product.   For women especially, wanting to ride a bike is almost as important as how well the bike rides.  While walking the grounds of the 2011 Sea…

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30 Days of Biking

#30DaysofBiking Day 1: A Simple Road Ride

During April there was a little event called 30 Days of Biking.  The goal was to get your butt on a bike during the 30 days of April.  A wrench was thrown into my gears during April quickly and I didn’t get nearly all the 30 days (or half of it.)  I’m making my own version of 30 Days of Biking in May, everyday a…

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Barb Chamberlain Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Barb Chamberlain

What’s your name and location? Barb Chamberlain, Spokane, WA (a Bronze Level Bike-Friendly Community striving for Silver!) What type of cycling do you enjoy? Commuting, recreational, tooling around with friends for coffee, long rides What is your first cycling memory? Riding my banana bike with the streamers on the handles on the patio of our house in the country outside Lewiston, Idaho. We had a…

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Bike Shop Charlotte

The Loss of Commuting and a Loss of my Heart

Another heart felt post this week.  I feel like all these things need to continue to be pulled from me so that I can continue to find myself in this world. 7 months ago I didn’t own a car (well I didn’t drive one daily.)  We were a family of 4 with one car.  I rode my bike every day to the bus stop that…

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