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The Perfect Bike Fit

A benefit of my job is being able to work with many different people and customers on various types of bikes.  The shop I manage is a big player in bike fitting and making sure if you purchase a bike, or your body changes, you will be happy, safe and comfortable on that bike. This leads me to my thought for the day.  Regardless of…

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Because More Women Obey Laws, We become a Statistic

Women cyclists are far more likely to be killed by a lorry because, unlike men, they tend to obey red lights and wait at junctions in the driver’s blind spot, according to a study. The report by Transport for London’s road safety unit was completed last July but has been kept secret. It suggests that some cyclists who break the law by jumping red lights…

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Merchandise on Bike Shop Girl

I’m tentatively going to expand into merchandise and small product sales on Commute By Bike and Bike Shop Girl. But I would like your feedback. What type of things would you purchase through us vs Amazon? Would it be enough to know you are supporting a great resource to purchase that light or bag through us? Let me know what you think and what you…

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Bike Pedal Powered Christmas Tree Lights

Copenhagen is known for using their bikes for the better good now has done it for Christmas.  For the United Nations Climate Summit used bikes to power their very large Christmas tree lights.

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Pre-Season Part II

My initial post about Pre-Season planning turned some heads over at Team Estrogen’s forum.  Many people were excited to talk about their 2010 goals, but after 4 pages of women’s goals there were a few asking me if I was crazy.  They looked at November and December as resting times, or they may still be trying to complete 2009. All these things are fair, but…

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Pre-Season Planning

The off-season and pre-season are two of the most important parts of your training program.  If you are a competitive cyclist or athlete, you are aware that off season is slowly ending and pre-season for 2010 is right around the corner.  You also could be like myself, my pre-season started about two weeks ago and I’m two weeks into my first 6 week leg of…

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Terry Saddles 1/2 Off

Over at Terry Bicycles they are having a wonderful sale on select saddles.  Everything from Butterfly to Damselfly and Zero X, among others.

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Batavus BUB Review : Sneak

A small sneak preview of the Batavus BUB that is in for review. Also check out CommuteByBike.com to learn more about the Dutch style of riding.

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Open Forum : DIY Projects

Originally, I posed this question over at CommuteByBike.com, with amazing feedback, but want to include all the ladies that may not read a commuting targeted blog. Every so often I’ll be coming to you, the readers, to learn what exactly you want to covered.   Hopefully this will keep you all engaged and excited about the Commute By Bike content.  If you see the words “Open…

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Base Layer Basics

A base layer is a thin layer of fabric that has one or two job to do as a piece of clothing.  The first and most important is to wick.  Wicking away your sweat or built up moisture helps with your body temperature control and keeps you warmer in the cold weather or colder in the hot weather.

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