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Top 5 Ways to Personalize Your Bike

Personalizing your bike can be one of most rewarding and fun you’ll have with your bike, after riding it of course. Step One : Bike fitting One of the most important things after you pick out your new bike is to make sure it fits you well.  Find a reputable bike fitter in your area, or make the trip to come see me.  A good…

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Q&A : No underwear under my bike shorts?!

Over here at Bike Shop Girl headquarters we get many emails asking common questions on how to survive being a cyclist and a woman.  In order to get more insight from other women I will often ask if I can put the email I received up on the web for others to answer. Question : Okay – I have heard this before but it has…

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Making the Bike Yours

Recently, I witnessed a customer taking a standard 2010 Cervelo P3, and making it hers.  With a little help from a co-worker this lady turned a standard (very beautiful) P3, uniquely hers.  White handlebars, white stem and red bar take really turned this dream bike into her dream bike.

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Favorite Cycling Shorts

A follow up to my cycling short basic, here is a selection of my favorite cycling shorts and why.  Be prepared to hold your wallet, as these are on the higher end of shorts. Giordana Body Clone $150 No elastic waist band, comfortable compression all around and cut to bend with your leg.  One of the more comfortable shorts I’ve used in awhile but after…

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The Perfect Bike Fit

A benefit of my job is being able to work with many different people and customers on various types of bikes.  The shop I manage is a big player in bike fitting and making sure if you purchase a bike, or your body changes, you will be happy, safe and comfortable on that bike. This leads me to my thought for the day.  Regardless of…

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Because More Women Obey Laws, We become a Statistic

Women cyclists are far more likely to be killed by a lorry because, unlike men, they tend to obey red lights and wait at junctions in the driver’s blind spot, according to a study. The report by Transport for London’s road safety unit was completed last July but has been kept secret. It suggests that some cyclists who break the law by jumping red lights…

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Pre-Season Part II

My initial post about Pre-Season planning turned some heads over at Team Estrogen’s forum.  Many people were excited to talk about their 2010 goals, but after 4 pages of women’s goals there were a few asking me if I was crazy.  They looked at November and December as resting times, or they may still be trying to complete 2009. All these things are fair, but…

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Pre-Season Planning

The off-season and pre-season are two of the most important parts of your training program.  If you are a competitive cyclist or athlete, you are aware that off season is slowly ending and pre-season for 2010 is right around the corner.  You also could be like myself, my pre-season started about two weeks ago and I’m two weeks into my first 6 week leg of…

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Terry Saddles 1/2 Off

Over at Terry Bicycles they are having a wonderful sale on select saddles.  Everything from Butterfly to Damselfly and Zero X, among others.

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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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