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2014 Breck Epic

2014 Breck Epic: Wheeler Pass

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. It took 5 days but it finally hit me. I am tired. Stage 5, Wheeler Pass, is a deceivingly hard stage. On the course profile map it looks like a giant kidney bean over the Ten Mile Range between Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. At “only” 28 miles and @5000’ climbing, you…

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2014 Breck Epic

Breck Epic: Keystone Aqueduct

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Over the hump! Day 4 is a monster loop that brings us from Breckenridge to Keystone and back with a few big ridges in between. Today we rode about 42 miles and 6500′ of climbing and was reminded that “it ain’t called the Breck Epic Tickle Fight”.

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2014 Breck Epic

2014 Breck Epic: Circumnavigation of Mount Guyot

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Three down, three to go!! While the major goal of this week is to get through all 6 stages, there was one stage in particular that has caused some PTSD since 2010. As the name suggests, the Circumnavigation of Mount Guyot is not the shortest point from A to B. It’s…

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2014 Breck Epic

2014 Breck Epic: Colorado Trail

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Day 2 of Breck Epic defines the perfect pairing of ebb and flow. It’s the Colorado Trail stage and that name says it all. If you only have ONE trail to ever ride in Colorado,  ride ANY section of the Colorado Trail. It’s all amazing and you will be rewarded for…

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2014 Breck Epic

2014 Breck Epic: Pennsylvania Gulch

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. After what seemed like an eternity of waiting for Breck Epic to start, it finally happened. With a record attendance of over 400 racers, the start was definitely a little nerve wracking. One of the cardinal rules of the Breck Epic is “don’t be a dick”. With everyone gunning for good…

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Social Media for Bike Shops

How Should Bike Shops Be Using Social?

As you are probably aware, I am an active user and abuser of social media channels. By priority and preference I use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to converse with fellow bike nerds and promote this website. I have been doing my best to Like, Follow and curate all local bike shops on the various platforms. While it is encouraging to see more and more local…

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#likeagirl

I Live #LikeAGirl – How about you?

Many years ago I started this BikeShopGirl.com to empower women in cycling. Empower women to ride bikes, fix bikes and maybe even work in this glorious bike industry. Not to change how we ride, fix or work. I’m happy to see the work of Always, Shelly Sandberg and others taking center stage. I live like a girl because I am a girl and I would…

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Banjo Brothers Tiny Bike Shop Concert Series

Banjo Brothers Tiny Bike Shop Concert Series – June 27th in MN

There a notion, that may seem a bit crazy, that a a company or brand may do something solely to spread the love they have for their passions. A great example of this kind of notion is the Banjo Brothers Tiny Bike Shop Concert Series. What does this have to do about bike bags? Not much. Yet, it may have to do with banjos, bike…

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