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Ergon GC2

New Steering Wheel on the Surly Sled

Tonight (Tuesday, March 21, 2011) is the first Dirt Diva’s group ride of the year.   As this is the first season I’m not working retail I was very giddy to get back in the saddle with a large group of fellow women that love cycling.   I also knew to keep my respected name in the area I would have to get my bike to stop…

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Mary Reynolds Cyclist

Motivational Monday : Mary Reynolds

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com What’s your name and location: Mary Reynolds, Tucson, AZ What type of cycling do you enjoy? Mountain, Road, Commute…

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Women's 29er Geometry

Why Women’s Specific 29ers Don’t Work

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to test ride on a local trail a few women’s specific 29er mountain bikes.   As I had mentioned in the past I was very excited about this new idea of women’s sizing  in 29″ technology but that is where my research ended. The idea of fitting smaller individuals (men or women) on to the larger wheel technology has…

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Cycling Websites Worth Your Time

On Twitter it is called Follow Friday or #FF, where you mention your friends that you believe are worth other people’s time to follow.  Every once in a while I’ll throw up the links and websites that I am frequenting or that are motivating me to get on my bike, get on my keyboard or inspiring me to inspire others. MomentumPlanet.com – smart living by…

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Osprey Pack Verve 10

Osprey Special Edition Verve 10 Women’s Hydration Bag

Purple is not what most people associate with Breast Cancer, but that is exactly the color that Osprey Packs hopes to use to raise atleast $5000 for the Breast Cancer Fund. The special edition Verve 10 is amethyst with a front pocket screen of the iconic Breast Cancer Fund prayer flags that carry messages of love and healing and help to support breast cancer prevention….

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Hiplok Wearable Lock

Hiplok – A Better Wearable Lock

I lived in Washington D.C and learned how to wear my bike lock (a Kryptonite chain lock) around my waist.   Sometimes it was heavy, but you got used to it.  Kryptonite was smart and put a cloth sleeve around it to prevent pinching and hard pain on your hips! Now there is the Hiplok How it works: (From Hiplok.com) Adjust the Hiplok around waist to…

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Tough Chik

Motivational Monday : Shannon Carson

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com Sorry guys, I never pressed publish on this yesterday morning.. So Monday but a day late! What’s your name…

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Planet Bike Superflash Turbo Review

Planet Bike Superflash Turbo : Preview

Blinky lights, especially rear lights, are very crucial to a road cyclist, I’ve ranted about it before.. Even during the day you should be rocking a blinky to be seen. Planet Bike Superflash Turbo The Planet Bike Superflash has been a favorite of mine for awhile.  With the Superflash Turbo, Planet Bike have outdone themselves. MSRP : $34.99 One Watt Power LED plus 2 red…

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Cycling Workout

Progress is Motivation

It is amazing to me how much encouragement you can provide yourself, when you allow it.   As I’ve talked about, I’m slowly trying to get back in to the swing of a healthy, full, life.  This includes eating well, exercising, setting a routine and sticking to it.   Daily, I’m waking up and setting forth to really change and change how I am living. After two…

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Camelbak Bottles

The Shocker at the Scale #17DayDiet

I lost track of time last Friday when I meant to originally write this, so you may get a bunch of 17 Day Diet posts… Never have I been a fan of diets.   Counting points or reading every ingredient on every piece of food or drink you put in your mouth does not sound appealing to me.  This is what causes people to lose focus,…

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