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A Setback of Confidence

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller After last weeks race I can tell you I didn’t do everything right. I didn’t get back on the horse and I didn’t do recovery rides. My legs and thoughts are paying for it. Yesterday’s 2 hour endurance mountain bike ride at my local trail was…

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Chamois Cream: What is it and do I need it?

A popular question after cycling shorts and saddle recommendations is normally about chamois cream. If you haven’t heard about it before, don’t feel too left out it basically is under carriage lube. Wait what? Yes, a cream you put between you and the shorts. Why do I need Chamois Cream? I go through spurts of not using chamois cream because I forget it or forget…

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Tech Tuesday: Why Would a Hydraulic Brake Lock Up?

One concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream works well.) I also want women to feel empowered and to…

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Mission Surly Moonlander

  I was told this morning by Surly Greg that someone in Washington State or Oregon said they saw him on my blog. Thank you whom ever said that to him. For you I stole an image illegally off of Greg’s Facebook page in order to embellish this video. Ladies, I believe he is taken.

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Tech Tuesday: Difference in Square Taper Bottom Brackets

Make sure to visit the sponsors of this posts.. Problem Solvers! Here at Bike Shop Girl I want women (and guys) to feel empowered and to have a good grasp of what they are talking about when it comes to tech, mechanics and goofy bicycling slang. Tech Tuesday is the remedy for common tech questions! Do you know the difference in ISO and JIS bottom brackets?

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