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Airborne Cyclocross Bike

Review: 2011 Airborne Delta CX

…of the Airborne Delta CX The first time I rode the Delta CX was commuting from Monterrey California to the 2011 Sea Otter Classic. Straight up a huge hill, with the very aggressive tread cyclocross tires that come stock on the bike. I knew the bike wasn’t really setup for me, and all I had was 9 miles of trying it out but I really enjoyed the bike, especially the mountain bike cassette on the rear! Fast forward a couple months, my second ri…

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Interbike Booth Babes

Booth Babes at Interbike are a Turnoff

…must be one if companies are spending such large amounts of marketing cash for the booth babes at Interbike or Sea Otter. A friendly, KNOWLEDGABLE,  woman with a contagious personality is going to attract all types of people to your booth, shop or company. Women tend not to be as intimidating to strangers, easier to approach and less cliche.  This isn’t always true but if you are a bicycle shop employee or consumer you have probably felt t…

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Motivational Monday - Sara Stearns

Motivational Monday: Sara Stearns

Sara Stearns is a reader of Bike Shop Girl and is an inspirational woman through and through.  While at the Sea Otter Classic I was able to meet Sara face to face.  She’s a pilot for an air ambulance that services the Sea Otter Classic every year.  One of the days she was working she landed her helicopter and walked in to the Ladies Lounge in her pilot uniform!  When I asked her to be one of my motivational Monday features she bulked, why…

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nodaclassic

Charlotte Cycling Classic: NODA-Freedom Park-NODA

…36th Street Racing: On Saturday August 18th, at the crack of 11AM Noda-Freedom Park-Noda, the premiere “one day classic” comes to Charlotte and Dolce Vita Wines! Event Starts in the Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood (NoDa). We will race a “tortuous” route through the notorious Charlotte Hinterland to Freedom Park and back. We ask everyone to read and revere “Rule Five”. This family friendly ride is not for the faint of heart. The organizers h…

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2012 SRAM Gold Rusch Tour

Introducing the 2012 SRAM Gold Rusch Tour

…ain. Events across the country to encourage women to get on their bikes and ride! 2012 SRAM Gold Rusch Tour The Sea Otter Ladies Lounge at the Sea Otter Classic: April 19-22 Drop by the SRAM booth and meet your favorite female pros. Ask questions, check out new gear and listen in on our mini tech clinics. Rebecca and the other pros will also host short ride clinics and pump track sessions. For more information on tour specifics and updates, pleas…

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Camelbak Octane 18X Preview

Camelbak Octane 18X Hydration Backpack Preview

…e.  The zipper in the center helps keep things nice and tight when I don’t have a jacket or extra clothes in the bag.  My only concern is the lack of support on the bag.  It literally can be rolled up (without the reservoir) and put in a large jersey pocket. Full review after Sea Otter I will be taking the Octane 18x with me to Sea Otter and will be able to provide a full review after I abuse it a bit more in the heat and sand!…

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