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…ly mesh was warm enough with a wind vest on a 50′ day. Personally, I would classify this as a long sleeve light weight “spring” jersey. It also wears well with a pair of jeans. I’m wearing a size large in the pictures which fits great in torso and arm length. The body is a bit baggy but I find that to be the problem with any women’s shirt when I need the torso/arm length for a long sleeve shirt since I am so tall. Ov…

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BlogMotivationMotivational Monday

…ff-road riding. I own a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket, which is a packable flyer and ideal for something like paved light touring. My Surly Long Haul Trucker and Rivendell Quickbeam are perfect for bike commuting and grocery shopping. I use my Rivendell Romulus and Rawland Nordavinden for century rides and brevets/randonneuring events, if I’m not on the tandem. I also own a Bike Friday TIkit, which is a fast-fold bike designed for commuting and…

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AdventuresBike CommutingCycling Tips

…uch. Wear wicking clothing and have spares. I wear a running t-shirt in the wicking material, or an Ice Breaker light weight wool t-shirt. Unless it’s under 70 I come prepared with a different shirt. The same goes for the bottom, except I bring extra unders! Working in a bike shop I’ll wear the same pair of jeans 3 or so days straight, leaving them at the shop but bringing in clean underwear every day with me. Action Wipes. It’s…

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…ll games for the first time, I quickly loaded up my Green Goblin to hit up Lake Norman State Park before the daylight faded. As I drove to the park I realized I was going to miss probably 30 minutes of the 2:30 ride time that I had planned due to the sun starting to go low beyond the trees. Quickly I came up with a new game plan. The goal was to ride the Itusi and Mambo loops (12 miles) for warm up and then to crank out another lap on Itusi but a…

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BlogCycling TipsRideWomen's Cycling

…cycling short and you can buy different tops depending on your mood. Apparel Suggestions Do not buy a white or light colored outfit if you are doing open water swims.  Most water will change the color of your outfit into a nasty shade of brown.  For pool swims, buy something bright if you can, that way your hubby or friends can find you easily. Swim Goggles – Depending if you are swimming in the pool, or in open water, you’ll want a clear…

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…training wheels.  The learning curve is gentle and quickly conquered.  My shop sells the Strider running bike, light weight and under $100. The biggest concern I’ve had with these Striders are once the child learns to ride it, they are ready for the next bike with pedals.  The purchase is very short lived if the child progresses quickly. Unless the parent has another smaller child, or perhaps a friend they could pass it on to.  Yes, these…

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…ensity of thickness through out, with out stepping down the actually feel of the pad.  So it doesn’t cause the pad to bunch in unwanted areas.  Please it is a bit wider than most pads so it doesn’t hit the crook of my butt as most do. Loeka Shell Short $60 My favorite mountain bike short, and it comes in a variety of colors too.  Light weight, great fit and the length hits right above the knee so it keeps me well protected….

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…er, was hit on her bike not but 300 yards from where I daily commute.  It is a reminder to always have a blinky light on the back, bright colors and to pick your roads carefully. A Davidson bicyclist was seriously injured on Sunday, July 4, when she was struck by an SUV while riding on Faith Road in Mount Mourne, just north of Davidson. She was in intensive care at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte on Monday with a fractured spine and punctur…

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…wheels and review are also based all around the Shimano Alfine groupset, as I’ve been interested in internally geared hubs (IGH) since trying the Civia Loring with SRAM i-Motion.  Combine the IGH and a Dynamo front hub for a motion powered front light. Once my new Surly “Open Bar” and Salsa stem arrive for the bike, it will be ready to rock and roll. Shimano Alfine and Velocity Halo Dyad Velocity Halo Dyad and Shimano Alfine…

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…inches of wet leaves to hide those evil roots. It was a Stupid Idea Night Riding Last Night I could feel it, my lights weren’t picking up depth with the colorful leaves thrown across the trail.  They weren’t picking up the roots I knew that were around that corner.  I had to ride.  I had to.  I needed it, my soul needed it and I needed to feel again in away that riding at night can only give. Cautiously I rode on.  The trail is around…

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