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Sunday Linkage: Rainbow Colored Tires, BikePacking and Getting More Women on Bikes

My short Recap of Interbike 2013, to be elaborated over many post this week Safety Concerns for Pro Women Cyclists CO Cyclocross Calendar, if you have something to add let me know! 303 Cycling Flood Relief List – helping those in need after last weeks devastating floods here in Colorado Pedaling Nowhere list 4 BikePacking Videos to get you out the door Velo Mom’s Musings…

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Recap of Interbike 2013

Incase you missed it, last week was Interbike in Las Vegas. While I was there mostly on official business working the booth of Pearl Izumi Custom I did have the opportunity to walk the show room floor early before the masses were let in. Buzz Words of the Show 27.5 It seems that every brand has a 27.5 wheeled mountain bike coming out. Bags Backpacks,…

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Find Me at Interbike

Shortly, I’ll be headed to the airport for the hop down to Las Vegas for a few days at Interbike 2013. I’ll be there this afternoon through Thursday night, and most of the time found in the Pearl Izumi Custom booth (1525 I think!) Unique for me this year is that I’ll be there working a booth. For the first time ever I’m not on…

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Safety Concerns for Giro della Toscana Leads to Protest

This past weekend a moment in women’s cycling history happened, and you probably didn’t hear about it. In the fourth stage of the Giro della Toscana more than half of the racers did not finish. Why? In protest of the lack of safety for the group. This included lack of security for riders while on roads, and leaving the peloton to ride through traffic. While…

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Sunday Linkage: High Heels, Bike Shifting and Interbike

While I’m still reliving my last place cross race, there was a lot of other worthwhile reads to hit the internet this week. Bicycling gives you the basics of shifting. 6 basic tips on what gears are and how to use them a bit better. Do you bike in high heels? Lovely Bicycle goes over proper seat height when wearing high heels. CrossVegas, a real…

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Review: Rickshaw Velo Backpack

“Made right here in San Francisco, The medium Velo edition backpack is an exercise in minimalist design — sleek, simple, lightweight, black. My goal was to address the essential functionality of the everyday, all-purpose carry-all — nothing less, nothing more. I wanted a casual, yet stylish, alternative to the old-school book bag and the over-built wilderness pack — while still working with technical fabrics rather than…

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A Cyclocross Race for Last Place

When someone asks how your race went, traditionally you want to tell them your place 1st or 5th out of 10, something to that tune. When you are in last place you want to list out all the other positives of the race, this was my race this past Sunday. My first race of any discipline in Colorado, my first cyclocross race of the season,…

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Cyclocross Bicycle Practice, or my First CX Race is This Weekend

My first cyclocross “race” is this coming Sunday; I use the word race loosely as I’m looking at it as bicycle practice, with a very high average heart rate. Things to do for my first CX race of the season Find wheels for my cyclocross bike. I have a pair of Specialized Roval Pave wheels that I’ll be swapping over from my single speed. This…

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