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Support Your Local Shop

Last week I tweeted asking women for local bike shop stories. Do you have a shop you enjoy? If so what is it so we can let other women know which shops will treat them well. If a shop didn’t treat you well let us know why.  What could the store of done better?

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Preventative Maintenance

You’re riding your bike often now and you’re wondering what you need to do to keep it up, right?  Maybe not but let’s pretend for the moment that you want to keep your bike ready, out of the bike shop and embracing the greasy ways of working on your own bike.

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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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SIGG Bottles, Maybe Not So Safe

Furious blog entries and news articles are popping up across the internet that SIGG, known for their BPA free bottles weren’t so BPA free prior to August 2008.   If you remember that SIGG was one of the few bottles out there that parents were trusting their kids to drink out of when they were throwing away all their other bottles like Nalgene’s. Now SIGG has…

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Carey’s Cycling Chronicles

Thanks to racing, being neutral support or being roped into mechanical support for 12 and 24 hour mountain bike racers I have had the ability to meet some awesome people in my travels.  Two of those people, Zeke and Carey, are riding their bikes across the Rockies. 

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Introducing : Specialized Amira

As the trend is showing, for 2010, bike companies have taken note and are adding more women’s bikes to their line up.  Specialized has added two high end road bikes to their line and wow they are beauties!

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Wednesday Round Up

Cyclelicious reports on 3 different recalls for the day from Felt Bikes, Burley Trailers and Nirve Bikes. Velo Orange has photos of their prototype mixte’s that will be available early 2010. The Safe Routes to School Conference started today in Portland.  Follow BikePortland on twitter for more updates. Chic Cyclist gives her impression of the bike share program in Paris called Velib.

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Women’s Shopping Experience Better but Not Great

The shopping experience is getting better in the cycling industry for women. For the past few years it has been drilled in to retailers heads by manufacturers and industry representatives.   Women do make up the majority of buying decision in the average household and women do like to shop.  Seeing that most bike shops are male driven we don’t have to wonder why it is…

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What’s in Your Bag?

A common question seems to be : What’s in your bicycle bag? The bag they are referring to could be my seat bag found under most of my saddles, one of my messenger type bags slung over my back on the way to work or the store, or maybe my Camelbak on the way to the local mountain bike trail.

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Go Bike Camping

Across the US budgets on summer vacations were tightened down around the waist in fear of what our economy might end up doing.  One thing I saw this summer was many people purchased their family various bikes to do things close to home.

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