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Week-End Round Up for March 15

Grab a delicious cup of coffee as it is time for the week-end round up. Have something to add? Put a link in the comments below. This past weekend I attended training with Bicycle Colorado & Bike for Life. Look for a recap of the training and more information about what these two great programs are doing. [sd_action_box bgcolor="#ed228d" textcolor="#ffffff"] Products in for Review [/sd_action_box]Several products are in for review that you&#…

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NC Cyclocross

Cyclocross Schedule in NC and SC

As a resident of the Charlotte North Carolina region I can tell you that cyclocross has been slow to pick up in the area. It seems this season is going to change all of this. More practices, more area races and more folks wanting to ride their cyclocross bikes more during a year. Clinics September 11, 2011- High Country Cyclocross Clinics – Women’s and General Clinics in Boone, NC Practices Boone on Tuesday Nights – Alray Tire…

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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 Holly Feniak and Micayla Gatto really inspire me. If they can be faster than mo…

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Finding the Soul to Ride

Finding the Soul to Ride

We all know by now, I was hit by a car two months ago.   To this date I haven’t been able to ride on the road. I haven’t mentally been able to prepare myself, or get over the gut wrench that I think about when I think about riding. I’ve taken the steps.  I changed out the saddle, stem and handlebar on a Raleigh Clubman that’s in my garage from a review.  Now, swap the pedals and pump up the tires.. it is ready to roll. S…

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Tomorrow is my Birthday, This is What I’m Wishing For

November 13th is the day that I annually turn one year older, or my mother reminds me that she was in labor for four painful days with me. Either way, I’m going to be older which means I’ll be wiser.   I plan on getting up before the sun, riding my yet to be unveiled bicycle and then go golfing with my parents. In an effort to take steps forward with my life, and in hopes that I’ll be the change I want to see in the world I am…

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NC Cyclocross

First Race of 2011 : DFL

This morning I attended my first cyclocross race of the year, and notably the first one in over a year and a half. There were two goals going into my women’s CX4 race, first was to finish and the second was not to be lapped.  Going into the race I wasn’t too sure of the latter, I knew I could pedal around slowly for 30 minutes but to keep in front of all the other ladies is another story. Prep Work and Bicycle Builds Never build a b…

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Velo Orange Bar Tape

Velo Orange Leather Bar Tape Review

A few months ago when I was trying to inspire myself to get back on the road bike, I changed out some parts on the Raleigh Clubman I had received for review.   I made it a bit more “women’s fit” and classed it up with Velo Orange Leather Bar Tape.   I’ve always loved the look and feel of the Brooks leather bar tape but it was a crazy price to try out a new type of bar wrap. Details of the Velo Orange Leather Bar Tape MSRP…

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Arleigh Jenkins

Balancing Act of Riding and Family

This Saturday was much of the same if you have an active family with kids, and you’re a cyclist wanting to get in a longer bike ride.   I have a road bike to test out and review, a Raleigh Capri 4.0.  There’s lacrosse games on the other end of the city.  50 miles by car, 48 miles by bike.   The lacrosse game starts at 12pm, which means I need to leave around 8:30 in the morning to get there and changed in time. I quickly setup two…

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