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Meeting Monday : Elly Blue

Meeting Monday will be an on going series of meeting various women in the cycling industry.  Learn about their experiences, history and what they are doing to make cycling better for all women.  If you are interested in being apart of this or have an idol that you think fits the bill, please let me know!

1st in our series is a very inspirational person to me, Elly Blue.  Elly is the managing editor of BikePortland.org, a Portland, OR based website that follows all things cycling around the city.  Originally this site was started by Jonathon Maus back in 2005,  it now is a power house in the cycling blogging community.

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Let’s Talk Saddles : Types of Saddles

Here at Bike Shop Girl we realized long ago that finding the right saddle is a very personal, unique and often the hardest part of bike riding.  This is Part I of our on going Saddle Talk, I welcome all comments, questions and feedback on this subject.  Our Intro was a short and sweet piece from about two weeks back, now let’s get talking!

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I Spy : 2010 Raleigh Preview

A small birdy sent me previews of very hip looking ladies bikes from Raleigh Bicycles for 2010.  It looks like all parts of their ladies bike line up will be expanding.

Classic Roadster

$520 (Internally Geared 3 Speed)

Classic Roadster

AlleyWay

$1,425 Belt Drive!

Alley Way

Eva 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 8.0

$300, $330, $450 & 650

Eva

Calispell I8

$550

Calispell

Alysa FT2

$725

Alysa

I Spy : 2010 Santa Cruz Juliana

Yesterday I spotted on Bike Radar the new 2010 Santa Cruz Juliana.   If I remember right, I believe that the Juliana was one of the first pioneer women’s full suspension mountain bikes.

Santa Cruz Juliana

The main changes are smaller, not quite things to make me run out and order a new full suspension bike but it does let us know that Santa Cruz Bikes is thinking of women while their quest to become an elite “boutique” mountain bike company.  Another neat thing is the Juliana is completely customizable so you can pick colors, suspension bits and parts to your liking.   Their turn around on certain colors is slower than others but color might be worth your wait.

How many of you mountain bike?  What do you own and why did you pick it?

Welcome the Xtracycle Pea Pod LT

There is no hiding how much I love my Xtracycle when I use it as much as possible.PeaPod LT side photo

PEAPOD LT
The fun way to carry your children.

Xtracycle is proud to release the PeaPod LT: a child’s bicycle seat that enables a parent to go anywhere they want, carry just about anything they need, and ride with their children in safety and comfort.  Read More

And We Are Back

The new layout is still getting some fine tweaking but so far I am happy with the open feeling and the ability to find and organize things better.  The last piece will be adding a search bar but it is Labor Day Weekend and I’m behind on post.

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