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George Berger Cyclocross

Race Report : NCCX #14 Greensboro

George Berger, the first member of the new em:pwr cycling team,  started riding BMX as a kid in Houston, graduated to local crits and road races, then moved into mountain bikes and triathlons before finally ending up as someone who loves ‘cross more than anything else. The problem, he says, was that each major cycling ‘era’ for him was in different decades. He says that if he’d have…

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NC Cyclocross

DFL #2 for the 2011 Cycling Season

The second race of my 2011 season was the NCCX #12 at the Wilkesboro Speedway right here in North Carolina.  This race could be one of the coolest venue’s I’ve been to.  Most of the course was found within the infield of the speedway and the rest was right out the back gate in a grassy field. The Word of the Race : Mud In…

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Carla Swart

Take a Moment for Carla Swart

I didn’t know Carla Swart, though she went to college an hour from my home and many of my friends rode, races or coached her.   I’ve heard rumors about Carla.   A girl that was ripping legs off at Nationals,  a girl from North Carolina winning big time cyclocross races, a down to earth girl that was fast and genuine. For full details on Carla’s accident…

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New Belgium Urban Assault

2011 Dates for New Belgium Urban Assault

New dates and more cities have been revealed for the New Belgium Urban Assault Ride in 2011. Having done the the Charlotte, NC race last year I can tell you from first hand experience that it was some of the best fun I have had in Charlotte proper on a bicycle. The scavenger hunt, clues, and fun games at every stop made it feel like…

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NCDOT Bicycle Survey

North Carolina Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey

If you live in North Carolina and either ride a bike or walk please talk a few moments to click the link below to a survey for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Survey responses will be collected through February 8. http://www.itre.ncsu.edu/Public/Bike-Ped-NCDOT-Survey.html The results will be used as a primer to for a series of round table discussions scheduled for later this year and will…

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Speedway Cyclocrossapalooza

Race Promoters Use Video for Pre-Race

Tomorrow is my second race of the season and other than being nervous, changing gearing on the single speed cyclocross bike, I am a bit fearful since I’ve never ridden this course.  Being a single speed rider I really like to have ridden the course prior either on a geared bike in another race or pre-riding the course a couple days prior.   I didn’t have…

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Nalgene On the Fly OTF

Nalgene On the Fly Bottle Review

Nalgene On the Fly MRSP: $12.99 Size: 24 ounces Companies Pitch: Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow drinking spout that’s easy to fill at the fountain or sink. One-handed push button for easy open/close; locking bail for ultimate insurance against leaks From Nalgene on their OTF Bottle Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow…

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Lightweight 29er Mountain Bike

Building a Budget 23 Pound 29er

It’s easy to say I have too many bikes but since leaving the industry full time and my amount of review bikes really rolling in I needed to slim down the stable.   One of these targeted weight loss areas was my mountain bikes.  Five months ago I had a 29er hardtail geared, singlespeed, 26″ full suspension (x2), 26″ single speed, 26″ hardtail geared and numerous…

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RRRC Polar Bear Road Ride Snow

Polar Bear Metric Century : George

The Saturday morning Polar Bear Metric Century started out, like so often is the case in North Carolina in January, crisp, still, and sunny.  Temps around freezing at or around the 10AM start in the first week of the year are the norm in the Piedmont, so we all figured that: 1) it would warm up, at least a little; 2)the cold weather bibs, tights,…

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