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Be the Change

Be the Change

Since childhood I’ve had a journal in which I would lay out frustrations, draw desires and jot down quotes that inspired or motivated me to be a better person. Since high school I have found my outlet in typing on a keyboard. In 2009 I moved much of my efforts of typing to the outlet you see here, Bike Shop Girl, in order to “empower women…

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Reality Bikes Ridley Owner Appreciation Day

Reality Bikes Ridley Customer Appreciation Event

This past Sunday I drove down to the Atlanta metro for an event with Reality Bikes in Cumming, GA. The event was simply bringing together Ridley riding customers and new friends  for a ride, celebration of all things Belgium (food and beer) and looking at the new 2013 product. While I am very biased since Ridley is a brand I represent this event was a…

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Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 90 & 91

Been hanging out every other Saturday bantering about bikes with a buncha guys (and one lady) with the Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast. Listen to the last two that I was present on here: Episode #91 Topics Included: USADA Reasoned Decision Report Livestrong fundraiser Lance Armstrong losing sponsors, one by one Consensus on Christophe Bassons’ doping ban: rules are rules Growth job of the future: bike…

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This is Why I Do What I Do

I don’t plan on waxing a poetic response to what is going on with Lance Armstrong or the doping scandal of the pro cycling folks. My buddy Josh did a good job of that already, read it here. This video, shot locally in Charlotte, at a race put on by my friends and teammates of 36th Street Racing. This is why I love my job…

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What Makes a Really Good Bicycle Shop?

I asked the question on Facebook and Twitter: What makes a really good bicycle shop? I’m opening up the comments and want a good sound off. I’m not giving you any ideas or going to steer the conversation, I want candid thoughts. If you work/own a shop please state so. If you are a consumer that doesn’t go to a shop anymore because of not…

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Open Letter to Marketing & PR Agencies in the Bicycle Industry

Marketing departments, CEO’s and public relations agencies this is for you It is Sunday evening at 5pm eastern standard time. In 12 hours I will be at the airport on my way to Las Vegas for Interbike. Most of my collegues and friends are either in Las Vegas or on their way. They aren’t sitting by their phone or computer waiting… We aren’t waiting to…

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TN Valley Bikes

Friday Shop Profile – Tennessee Valley Bikes

As an independent rep for Quality Bicycle Products I travel to bike shops all over the Southeast of the USA. Visiting a great amount of killer shops, doing what they love and each one in their very unique way. Next time you’re close, check one of these out! Want to see more shops? Visit the tag. Shop Name: Tennessee Valley Bikes (TN Valley Bikes) Location: 214 W Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN….

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Friday Shop Profile – Loose Nuts Cycles

Loose Nuts is my largest Surly dealer in most of the state of GA. Running out of a killer store front in the Grant Park area. It has the “urban” feel but you will find beautiful Sachs road bikes, high end wheels being built and a super down to earth guy behind it all – Chris Tavel. (I hear he’s a great mechanic too..)

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War with the Industry: Starting with the Bike Shops

I have many bones to pick with the industry I love, I’m calling it a war – a war to get more butts on bikes, to get kids safer to adventure and for the industry to get their head out of the ground. The first battle in this war is with the small guy on the totem poll with so much power… bicycle shops. Most…

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At War with the Industry I Love

It is no secret my history with the bike industry. Without coming from parents in the industry I am as close to growing up in the industry as you can. At 15 I was a shop rat, living my life in some way or another around bicycles since then. In two years when I am 30 I will have spent half my life revolving around…

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