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Strava Awesomeness: GPX Download Functionality

If you are a contant reader you will know my love of Strava. It keeps me motivated, up to date with my friends rides across the world and technology makes my world go around. When I visit new places (which is weekly) I’m always trying to find new rides, routes and cue sheets. Using a split of Google, Garmin Connect and Map my Ride I’ve…

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For the Love of Knee Warmers

From mid-September to March I am living in knee warmers. My tan lines will prove this as it is pretty far into the summer before the lines around my mid calves start disappearing. Here is my ode to knee warmers…

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Trail Riding with Fiona

Back in 2004 I picked up mountain biking seriously. A friend and I would go 3-4 times a week, crushing the souls of boys on our pink (matching) single speeds. We rocked, we rolled and that year I grew more as a cyclist than any 12 month period in adulthood. The other unique thing about these rides were our dogs. Fiona – my Australian Shepard mutt. Kona…

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Laura Colbert

Battle Royale A GUEST POST BY LAURA COLBERT

An on going series from Laura Colbert from Loose Nuts in Atlanta, GA. Click to read more from Laura. Mountain bikes vs. real world In my previous post, I wrote rather sentimentally about my love of mountain biking as a way to check out from real life, if only for a short time. Unfortunately for us, mountain bike rides end. At some point, we all have to rejoin…

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10 Things to Know as a Beginner

As with any sport it can be very daunting and overwhelming when you walk into a completely foreign arena. Questions, fears, hesitance, embarrassment, and so many emotions are rushing through you that by the time you even get on a bike you are stressed out. Here is a list of things I wish I had known, and I wish more women knew, when they first walk…

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Confidence

A Setback of Confidence

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller After last weeks race I can tell you I didn’t do everything right. I didn’t get back on the horse and I didn’t do recovery rides. My legs and thoughts are paying for it. Yesterday’s 2 hour endurance mountain bike ride at my local trail was…

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Chamois Cream: What is it and do I need it?

A popular question after cycling shorts and saddle recommendations is normally about chamois cream. If you haven’t heard about it before, don’t feel too left out it basically is under carriage lube. Wait what? Yes, a cream you put between you and the shorts. Why do I need Chamois Cream? I go through spurts of not using chamois cream because I forget it or forget…

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Pam Sayler

Coach or No Coach, a Guest Post

Pam Sayler wrote this guest post earlier this year. Somehow it was categorized incorrectly in my email and I found it during holiday break. I believe this is a great post to start thinking about plans for 2012. Coaches, and if you need one is a common questions as people start pushing themselves in the sport. While pushing the Kirby this weekend my mind drifted…

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Offseason Fall

Properly Preparing for the Offseason

As we head into Thanksgiving most folks that have the cyclist mentality start thinking about the next season. Even those that are deep in the trenches of cyclocross racing are thinking about what they need to be doing for the next season. As the next 6 months of my life are going to be rather haphazard I want to lay out broad strokes of goals…

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