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Arleigh

Arleigh Jenkins has over 15 years of bicycle industry experience from bike shop rat, to operations manager and GM. She was motivated to create Bike Shop Girl to empower women and families in bicycling.

Bike Denver - September 2014
AdventuresBetter Bike IndustryCycling

I am finding my groove back in the bike shop life and I have already have seen a couple successful milestones.

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Type A
Adventures

One reason I backed away from the ad agency life was to slow down, be less competitive and rely less on those “Type A” personality traits. I really want to remember to enjoy the scenery around me! With that in mind, I had a very difficult debate with myself yesterday about over-doing things.

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Event Coverage

Somehow I snuck out of going to Interbike this year. While I really missed seeing so many of my bike industry friends, it was a relief to not have to visit Vegas and a trade show! Need your fix of new bike goodness? Here are some of my favorite sources:

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Pannier vs Backpack for Commuting
Colorado CyclingCommutingCyclingFeatured

How do you carry things when you are commuting? Backpack. Panniers. Frame bag. Handlebar basket. Trailers. Sherpa?

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AdventuresColorado CyclingCycling

Back in mid-July, Emily and I finally made the quick trip to Buffalo Creek for some mountain biking. This trail system has a lot of hype around it and within a few miles of our route I realized why.

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AdventuresBetter Bike IndustryBlogFeatured

1,000 posts since starting this site in July of 2009 and I find it very fitting as I will be going back in to the bike shop life this coming Monday as the general manager of all things management at Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop here in Denver, Colorado.

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Bike ProfileCommutingCyclingProducts

A couple shots from the test ride of the stock Surly Ogre I recently put a deposit down on. Off the bat, I’m switching out handlebar, grips, saddle and pedals. Additional photos to come once I pick it up for it’s first ride!  

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2014 Breck Epic
AdventuresColorado CyclingCyclingEvent CoverageFeaturedMotivationRace

Yesterday was the final stage of racing at the 2014 Breck Epic for Amy Thomas. Catch all of her stage recaps here! It’s really hard to believe today was the last day. While I am relieved to no longer sleep in compression tights and eat boatloads of sugar throughout the day, I

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2014 Breck Epic
AdventuresBlogColorado CyclingCyclingEvent CoverageMotivation

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. It took 5 days but it finally hit me. I am tired. Stage 5, Wheeler Pass, is a deceivingly hard stage. On the course profile map it looks like a giant kidney bean over the Ten

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2014 Breck Epic
AdventuresColorado CyclingCyclingEvent CoverageMotivationRace

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Over the hump! Day 4 is a monster loop that brings us from Breckenridge to Keystone and back with a few big ridges in between. Today we rode about 42 miles and 6500′ of climbing and

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