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How Do You Dress for 10º Commuting?

Next Monday through Friday I’ll be in Minneapolis for a week’s worth of training for the new gig. I would like to commute by bike as much as possible from my humble abode to the QBP headquarters 14 miles away. Looking at the weather it seems to be in the teens most mornings, granted I am a week out so weather may change. How would…

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Upstate SC SORBA’s 2nd Annual Oyster Roast

Who wants to go? There will be plenty of local cluster oysters brought in from the coast! We will have all the accoutrements up to and including chili, crackers, horseradish and Tabasco! There will be several kegs compliments of our good friends at RJ Rockers Brewing Co. and Community Tap! And, can you believe it, Grass Backerds returns to entertain with some amazing Bluegrass!  In…

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Dear Bike Industry, Please Find Your Morals

I was asked to remove the original photo and name of the woman in the below story by the woman. She doesn’t want to continue to be apart of the fight to make cycling a better place for women. Last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, I was awoken with the sounding of bells, chats and emails. You see a friend saw a female cyclist in…

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Aereonaut Saddlebag

Is it an Egg? No, It is a Aereonaut Saddlebag

Saddle bags are an interesting commodity. When you find one that doesn’t rattle around, that carries exactly what you need and doesn’t rub a hole in your shorts – you forget about it. Many companies have come out with unique ideas on how to carry your emergency tools on the bike. A great example is The Awesome Strap, which is a robust strap that can…

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Race Report: 10 year old Takes on Beginner Women

A race report from a fellow Twin Six racer. Madison is a 10 year old chica killing it in the beginner class down in Florida. Learn more about her adventures at mtbracergirl.blogspot.com  OK..here I was,  Little 66 lb/10 year old me about ready to race these women.  And I’m thinking…what the heck did I get myself into??  Then, the nerves started to settle in, my stomach was…

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2012 Trek Lexa Women’s Road Bikes

Looking for a review of the Trek Lexa? Check it out here. The 2011 Trek Lexa bikes were an amazing hit for Trek Bikes corporation. It’s one of the top selling women’s road bikes. Many women asked for Lexa by name at demos, and dealers also told us they had many women coming in asking about them. Women love the comfortable fit, race-inspired performance, and…

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Introducing Giant’s WheelSystems

No lie, wheels matter. Wheels are some of the most important pieces of a well riding, quickly responding, bicycle. Giant and other bike manufactures are focusing more efforts on their own components. I’m interested to see how these ride and compare to wheel specific manufactures. ____________________________________________ New for 2012, Giant WheelSystems are the result of a holistic approach to creating the best-performing wheels for every type of…

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Lake Norman State Park MTB

Laurel Trail Review at Lake Norman State Park

When I am riding locally in Charlotte NC I have roughly 4 trails I visit, either due to distance from my house, work or time restraints. One of my favorite trails,that is also one of the closer ones to my house, recently had a trail addition that opened earlier this fall. Lake Norman State Park which is about 25 minutes north of center city Charlotte…

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Lake Norman Bike Route Ribbon Cutting This Weekend

If you are a local to me (Charlotte/Lake Norman, NC) then you should know about the dedication event of the Lake Norman Bicycle Route. The route is planned to circle Lake Norman on marked roads, greenways, and showing points of interest. The route is 3/4 of the way marked and mapped! Read more about it or view the map here.  This Saturday is the event…

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