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Planning the 2011 Season

It is easy to say that 2010 for me was one of changes, mental rearranging and finding my footing in the end.  I have many hopes going into 2011 for life and more specific cycling.  Some of my goals are more basic than others but by mid 2011 I hope to have my feet under me going forward quickly! A Rough Sketch of 2011 Cycling…

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Robbie and Robbie on Team RadioShack

In my teens I loved to watch pro cycling.  This was the time when Greg Lemond, then Mario Cipollini and then the near decade of Lance Armstrong taking over.   It was an exciting time to watch pro cycling from the classics to the tours.  With Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter moving to the 2011 RadioShack team it creates a pretty intense line up of…

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Essentials For the Cyclist on Your Holiday List

We can almost count the time to Christmas in hours and unfortunately I missed Hanukkah for all my Jewish friends and followers.  I’ve been asked by many what to get their cycling loved ones or friends for those last minute gifts or stocking stuffers. Top Last Minute Gift Ideas Gift Cards – that’s an easy one.  If you aren’t local to your cycling loved one…

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Virtually “Checking In”

I wanted to write everyone and say thank you again, and to also note that I’ve been taking a mental break away from blogging and cycling thoughts. My hope of this is to come back refreshed with a cleaner vision of how I’m going to go forward with cycling in my life. I love the sport, the people that are within it and how I…

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#YouCanRide, Thank You All

I wanted to thank all of you for the overwhelming response to my last post. I’m still trying to find the soul to ride out on the road, or even ride as much as I was before. It has seemed the more I think about riding, the less riding I do!

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Finding the Soul to Ride

Finding the Soul to Ride

We all know by now, I was hit by a car two months ago.   To this date I haven’t been able to ride on the road. I haven’t mentally been able to prepare myself, or get over the gut wrench that I think about when I think about riding. I’ve taken the steps.  I changed out the saddle, stem and handlebar on a Raleigh Clubman…

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Crashing Your Bicycle into Golden Leaves

It was a stupid idea, I knew that within 30 feet of entering the trail head.   Night riding on the most root strewn trail, the night after a huge wind storm blew threw the area which left roughly 2 inches of wet leaves to hide those evil roots. It was a Stupid Idea Night Riding Last Night I could feel it, my lights weren’t picking…

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Attempting a Vlog for Bike Shop Girl

I’m working out the kinks to do the weekly vlog again.   A few different goals for these: What to wear, or random tip on the go What’s on review Mail bag questions Here’s a rough spot of an idea.  Working out audio, and on the go ability to make it a smoother job to work. Feedback and feelings please.

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Continental Mountain King 29×2.4 Tire Initial Review

Last week I finally received my new Industry Nine wheels that have been on order for about a month.   The same time as the wheels I had ordered a couple Continental tires that I’ve had my eye on for awhile that no one has used locally that I have been able to find. The Continental Mountain King 29×2.4 for the front and the Race King…

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