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5 Fundamentals of Riding Everyone Should Take Note Of

When I tell people I run a website with the goal to empower women in cycling they automatically hear “feminist.” This is as far from truth as you can get as I simply want more people on bikes, and realize that a huge opportunity is to empower women on two wheels. Last week the Bike League released a report wrapping women’s cycling stats and misconceptions…

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Sunday Bike Ride with the Greenwalds

For the past few days Emily’s parents have been visiting us in Denver. They are a fairly mellow couple but also very active. It’s a great joy to have them around, watching their mutual loving relationship and the enthusiasm for adventure is contagious. I can only strive to be to Emily what her parents are together! Yesterday we decided to go on a bike ride…

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Motivational Monday with Christy

Motivational Monday with Christy

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work.

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Weekly Bike Commuting Update

After last week’s post of finding motivation, I’ve put my legs to the grindstone and found happiness in both days of commuting on Thursday and Friday. With threats of rain (flooding to be exact) each day as I pedaled closer to home I found myself chasing rainbows and finding peace with where I am. Next week I hope to track my food intake better, at…

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Review: Portland Design Works Aether Demon

It’s pretty apparent how I feel about bike lights and the level of safety they add to your bike rides. A blinking front and rear light are found on most of my bikes, including some of my mountain bikes if I’m going to hit the road on the way to find my dirt diet. When Emily started commuting to the hospital every morning we purchased…

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Commuting, Setbacks and Motivation

Last week I committed to commuting 1,000 miles in August. Not less than 12 hours after typing that post I woke up swollen, looking like a chipmunk, in great pain from a tooth that later that day would need to be removed. After a dentist visit, one less tooth and one more hole in my head I spent most of Friday through Sunday being lazy…

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Motivational Monday with Katie

Motivational Monday with Katie in Charlotte, NC

What is your name and location? Katie, Charlotte, NC What type of cycling do you enjoy? mountain biking. More specifically, getting my wheels off the ground as much as possible What is your first cycling memory? Learning to ride without training wheels in a school parking lot. It was amazing. Who inspires you to ride? Better yet, why? All the super fast DH girls like…

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Women Bike Mechanics

Women Make Great Mechanics, Specialized is Helping the Cause with Training

A great article by Kath Bicknell was posted on Flow Mountain Bike. The article made some key points about how women make great mechanics and how better training could specifically make the void disappear of highly skilled women in the bike industry. Taking it a step further, I believe that if we take the time to single out women to pave the path a little…

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Colorado Cyclocross Calendar

it’s my first year living in Colorado for cyclocross and I’m starting to get excited! The calendar on BRAC (Bicycle Racing Association Colorado) is lacking links and non-sanctioned races/clinics so in my effort of research, here is what I have found for cyclocross racing in Colorado. Cross of the North 2012 – Men’s Open from Jamie Servaites on Vimeo. August 20 – Formula Four Boulder…

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Intro: 2014 Liv/giant Lust Full Suspension 27.5 Women’s Mountain Bike Line

While I’m only half way through the review of a Liv/Giant Anthem X 29er, Liv/Giant rocks us all back on our heels with the news they will only be doing 27.5″ wheels on their mountain bikes starting in 2014. Over the next week I’ll be featuring all the new models, spec and pricing. Make sure to follow the search term “Liv/giant 2014” over the next week….

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