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Feedback Needed

Let’s cut to the chase : I was hit by a car My life perspective has changed I sold Commute By Bike Trying to mountain bike more Adding more spin on marketing and social media, what I do for an honest living In efforts to keep things more stream line in my life I’m looking to my readers for input.  I’ve been posting as an…

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Recovery…

First off, thank you all for your warm responses, comments, emails and Tweets.  I greatly appreciate it and it has made the experience a bit easier to handle. I’m still gathering thoughts, and trying to find closure on the events that have happened in the past few weeks.  Temporarily please visit Arsbars.com (my personal blog) for more thoughts and feelings. Thanks again to everyone. I’ll…

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I was hit by a car on Friday

I’m not really ready to post too many details, it is easier to tell you to read my Twitter feed for details. Trying to mentally wrap my head around it. Full story.. Read my Twitter feed @bikeshopgirlcom

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Safety is More Important

The below quote is pulled from the Ottawa Citizen that by chance found its way to my inbox this morning. It is very fitting as only last night while riding home from work the reminder of personal safety was rudely reminded to my senses. A car, not thinking, took a right hand in front of me only after passing me 3 minutes before. Fortunately I…

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Gore-Tex I Love You

It has been raining non-stop in Charlotte, NC, I’m not complaining as we have been in a drought. My morning was pleasant thanks to freshly installed fenders and a Gore Paclite (waterproof) jacket. How about you, are you wimping out of riding because of rain? Suck it up guys. Excuse my grammar, sent from my mobile phone. Make sure.to add me on Twitter @bikeshopgirlcom

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2011 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes

In August of 2011 we did a full review of Raleigh Capri 4.0, view it over yonder. Aluminum hydroframed with carbon fork, change the spec and you have three different levels of Raleigh’s new womens road line.   There are some thoughts I walk away with after looking through the line.  First off, I don’t understand the geometry and will look more into it with Raleigh. …

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Riyoko Urban Bikewear with Style

It seems that Riyoka has heard my call of need for clothing to wear on the bike, and into work. Company Bio Riyoko: ree-yo-ko v. to travel in Japanese. “Biking allows you the freedom to get from point a to b on your own energy and focus. It allows you the freedom to take and create your own path and discover new things along the…

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Surly Long Haul Trucker

My Surly Long Haul Trucker Touring Bike

In the weeks, months and hopefully years to come, I’m going to start yapping about touring, camping and all things “adventure biking.”   First thing up is of course the bike! Welcome my Surly Long Haul Trucker When I started this build I originally started it as a short distance commuter. The front end was very upright and not very efficient for the long haul, no…

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Bike Profile of the Week from Renaissance Bicycles

An on going series from our friends at Renaissance Bicycles bring us unique bike builds to inspire everyone. Barbara’s Rivendell Betty Foy was built for daily commutes, medium distance rides on local bike paths, and as a means to further enjoy cycling with her husband, Bernie. 

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