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First Taste of a New Bicycle

When I was first notified that I had made the cut for the Airborne Flight Crew my selfish first thought was “when do I get to try out the bikes?” No longer do either the dreaming of bikes, or critically going through the specifications or grams of a bicycle do it for me. Every bike is built different, and other than the geometry of a…

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Airborne Flight Crew at the Sea Otter Classic

The main purpose of my recent trip to the 2011 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA was a homecoming of sorts for the 2011 Airborne Flight Crew members.  It is the one time a year that we are brought together from across the country.  Some of us race, some of us banter and we all work the Airborne Bicycles booth for a couple hours a…

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2011 Sea Otter Update

A quick status and “what the hell are you doing?” update! It’s 7am in Monterey and I’m slowing getting my crap together to go grab some food and head out to the venue.   Today’s my last day at Sea Otter as I fly out tomorrow morning.   I plan on getting a ride in (if possible) and take a crap load of photos and…

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Sea Otter Preview Vlog in the CLT Airport

While delayed at the Charlotte airport, I threw together a video using my Macbook’s iSight.  Working through the kinks.. In the film I mentioned a few things. Airborne Bicycles (partner and sponsor of Bike Shop Girl) Sea Otter Classic Sea Otter Ladies Lounge with Rebecca Rusch

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Sea Otter Ladies Lounge

Sea Otter Ladies Lounge

One of the things I am very excited about for the 2011 Sea Otter Classic is all the “ladies” focused events!   On Sunday there is a full day of events scheduled to get women more active in the cycling lifestyle. Sea Otter Ladies Lounge Sponsored by SRAM Rebecca Rusch, pro athlete, endurance racer, and all around great person, has put together the SRAM Gold…

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Cynthia Chin Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Cynthia Chin

What’s your name and location? Cynthia Chin, the tropical climes of Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo). What type of cycling do you enjoy? Both road and trail. What is your first cycling memory? Learning how to cycle on an old red raleigh (over 30 years ago), zipping downslope and crashing into my neighbour’s fence. I swear you can still see the dent today. Who in the…

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Camelbak Octane 18X Preview

Camelbak Octane 18X Hydration Backpack Preview

MSRP: $99.00 Water Capacity: 100oz Size: Expanded 20L, Closed 16L Weight: 1LB Details from Camelbak The CamelBak Octane 18X weighs in at just a pound and with 18L of fully expanded cargo capacity, this pack is perfect for 3+ hours of nonstop action. The Octane 18X features an independent suspension, easy to reach stash pockets, a harness pocket and an expandable cargo pocket so you…

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Melissa Magann 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

Melissa’s Race Recap: 2011 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

April 6, 2011 – Now I remember why I don’t race any more – you have to get up too dang early. But I’m up and on my way to N. Wilkesboro, NC for the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek to race in the female duo category with my awesome partner, Arleigh Jenkins (brainchild of em:pwr cycling) and my “pit crew” Shelley with me. It’s…

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Questions for Users of Cycling Power

As I dive deeper into training and coaching, the question of power always comes up.  What have I used, why have I used it, and so on…. As I’m researching more to decide on purchases in the future, or recommendations for friends I have questions for you. How many of you own a power capturing device? (Garmin, SRM, Power Tap, Quark, Polar) Which brand do…

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