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WABA’s Women & Bicycles Program

WABA (Washington Area Bicycle Association) is putting together an education and outreach program to get more women on bikes! While the program is still in the infancy it seems they have obtainable goals and mission to begin with. I’m excited to follow along with what WABA is doing and how these efforts can be duplicated elsewhere. From WABA…. Why is getting more women on bikes…

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Fat tire wheelie courtesy of Chris

Frostbike–A bicycle non-professional at a bicycle industry trade show

A guest post by Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA So, I know my byline up there says that I represent Loose Nuts Cycles when I write.  The truth is that I am by no means a bicycle industry professional.  I ride my bike to work and around town, love a mountain bike ride, help out at the local velodrome and am…

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Charlotte Short Track

Race Report: Winter Short Track #4

A race report that was almost forgotten, as I’m typing this 6 days later in the Philadelphia airport during a layover. My last race of the Charlotte Winter Short Track Series had a handful of ups and downs. As I was only able to race 4 out of 5 races my placing of this last race would be a wash. Going into a race lacking…

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Pinterest Retail Board

For the Love of Retail Experiences

When you pair my love of design and retail you have a very, very, strong passion for the “retail experience.” What is a retail experience? A mix of great customer experience, accessorized displays and a well laid out “flow” of a store. As I travel across the country, visit more bicycle shops and share stories of retail experiences with shops I am slowly watching a transformation. No…

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Charlotte Short Track

Race Report: Winter Short Track #3

Could I keep consistent lap times? Could I make the podium? How did my skinsuit do under mountain bike conditions? Let’s Cut to the Conclusion Mission, possible. 2nd place, behind a super strong (pro) Debbie, and in front of a damn good field. I’m not going to give you play by play but here are cliff notes. Went into the woods on first lap 3/4 behind…

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Charlotte Winter Short Track Series

Race Preview: Charlotte Winter Short Track #3

Today was the first time in this race series I’ve been able to sleep in. Maybe the nerves are calming down and I am realizing I don’t have to wake up at 7am to dance around in spandex all morning. Restless. Excited. Hopeful. Is today the day I’ll earn myself a place on the podium? My goals for today are simple. Solid, consistent, lap times….

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Short Track #2

Race Report: Winter Short Track #2

Lesbi-honest.…going into this race I was super pumped but had pretty realistic expectations. My legs would be loaded and weighed down from the previous day’s threshold test, plus I had a 3 hour mountain bike ride planned for Monday. I wanted to do well, but these Short Track races aren’t goals, they are pieces of a bigger puzzle! Pre-Race Warm Up & Getting Jacked Up…

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Charlotte Winter Short Track Series

Race Preview: Charlotte Winter Short Track #2

After my break through 4th place finish last week I seem to be a marked woman going into this race. Reasons being marked sucks I had a power test yesterday, which (to be explained at another time) wrecks your legs completely. Several girls will not be there today that I was using for pacing last week. Several friends are coming out, hopefully I don’t crash…

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Arleigh Jenkins Charlotte Winter Short Track

Race Report: Winter Short Track #1

Going into the first race of the Charlotte Winter Short Track series I was nervous and unsure. How shell’ed off the back would I get? Would I clog up the berms for the fast single speed boys that needed to blow past me? The morning routine was off. I’m not used to racing in the afternoons, so I was up and “Ready” about 3 hours…

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