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Base Layer Basics

A base layer is a thin layer of fabric that has one or two job to do as a piece of clothing.  The first and most important is to wick.  Wicking away your sweat or built up moisture helps with your body temperature control and keeps you warmer in the cold weather or colder in the hot weather.

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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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Grease Monkey Wipes : Intial Review

There is a buzz online about a couple different individual packaged wipes.  The first one we are going to talk about and get into a review is Grease Monkey Wipes.  Designed originally for cyclist these degreaser wipes claim to even clean crayon off the wall.

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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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How to : Weekly Safety Check

We’ve hit upon the preventative maintenance and how to lube your chain so now is that weekly safety check that all riders should know how to do.

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