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Winter Clothing Essentials

It is a wonderful time of year, some places in the US have received snow already, and others are only now finishing the changing of the leaves.  This is also the time of year you need to decide if you are investing in extra winter clothes or going to invest on an indoor trainer. Here are my essentials : Base Layer A good base layer,…

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Open Forum : Winter Clothing

Here is your chance to let all of us women know what your favorite pieces for winter are. Tell us the brand, why you like them and what you would change. I’ll be following it up with winter clothing essentials later this week.

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Riding Tips : More Than Zero

Our first guest post from another Bike Shop Girl, Sarah Matchett.  Sarah is a USA Cycling coach based out of my shop, Cool Breeze Cyclery in North Carolina.  Sarah recently competed in the UCI World Duathlon Championships, placing 10th overall in women (non-elite.) I’m often asked how I keep doing what I do.  5 a.m. mornings, endless miles on the trainer, in the pool.  Worn…

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Rain Gear for Women

Men have it easy, across the board it seems, with cycling. Clothing fits them easier, they don’t need specially designed bikes normally and most men don’t care what rain gear looks like or how it fits on them.

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Which Hybrid or Comfort Bike is for You?

One of the most popular types of bicycles right now is that recreational style.  Either one to ride with the family around your community, take for errands or maybe do a Rail To Trails with your local church group.  Below I have outlined a good amount of the various lifestyle bikes out there, depending on which brand you try the options may vary but I…

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Basics of Road Group Rides : Follow Up

Over a month ago I talked about basics of riding with a road group.  Several people emailed questions in so here is our follow up to answer some of those questions!

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Let’s Talk Saddles : Intro

There are three comfort zones or places your body touches a bicycle.   As long as you can bear the weight of your body okay between those three places without numbness, pain or pinching then you can ride all day long. Today we will be touching upon the saddle.  This is also the hardest thing to explain or go super indepth about in only one article. …

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Checklist for my 1st Sprint Triathlon

My first sprint triathlon is this coming Sunday.  If un-prepared is part of the training regimen I am right on course for an awesome first tri!  Sure I had goals and plans of doing the whole 8 weeks to your first sprint tri but life, work and excuses got in the way.  The one small advantage I have is the fact I work with 3…

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