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Friday Shop Profile – Loose Nuts Cycles

As an independent rep for Quality Bicycle Products I travel to bike shops all over the Southeast of the USA. I visit a great amount of killer shops, doing what they love and each one very unique. Next time you’re close, check one of these out! Want to see more? Visit the tag. Shop name: Loose Nuts Cycles Location:  452-A Cherokee Ave. Atlanta GA 30312 Number:  (404) 228-5555 Loose Nuts is my largest Surly dealer in most of the state of GA….

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War with the Industry: Starting with the Bike Shops

I have many bones to pick with the industry I love, I’m calling it a war – a war to get more butts on bikes, to get kids safer to adventure and for the industry to get their head out of the ground. The first battle in this war is with the small guy on the totem poll with so much power… bicycle shops. Most bike shops forget at the end of the day they are the ones selling the bikes to the consumers. Marketing may have led the consumer…

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Win a Bike Light – Motivational Monday with Sonya Looney

  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. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! This month’s Motivational Monday posts are brought to you by one of my personal favorites, Light & Motion. Between now and the end of June, Light & Motion wants to know…

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Answer Products PINK ProTaper XC Flat Handlebar: On Review

…d we all know my love of pink. Answer ProTaper XC MTB Handlebar I was caught taking photos by one of the Answer guys, I inquired if they were making a flat bar in pink.  29ers ride very well with flat bars… The nice guy said “Yes, yes I do! How about you check out the matching gloves?” How could I turn this nice guy down?  White gloves, pink accents, and a clean subtle feel to the palm.   The graphics on the handlebar and glove…

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Goals for Burn 24

I warned you about my babbling of the upcoming 24 hour race this coming weekend in Wilkesboro, NC. I have warned you it may not make sense and the babbling will help me prepare and go brain numb of the madness I’ll be putting myself through. Ultimate Goals of the Burn 24 Hour Keep moving forward. Whatever that means, whenever it means, find the soul to move forward by pedaling or by foot. Keep moving. Stay hydrated. 90º on Saturday, humid…

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List of Love: Twin Six

…s always been there. If I put on a race, start a team, need new chamois, travel, crash, interview and so on. The guys of Twin Six have always been there. Recently Mark has allowed me to spread Twin Six goodness in shops in the southeast in hopes that my fellow spandex lovers would look better! Before I talk about product, I want to say this. This company is owned by two very caring guys, that design nice cycling goods. They help out the cycling i…

Dear Bike Shops, Own Your Brand

It is a funny thing, this time of life that we are living in. That marketing and the “hype” can change someones thoughts and feelings so deeply. A great commercial can change your views of a product more than 10 reviews. The lure of a new bike, new brand, or different culture can be simply pulled from the color of a jersey. One large goal I have right now is to empower and connect that of bike shops and bike minds across the Southeas…

Arleigh Jenkins 2012 Burn 24

2012 Burn 24 Hour Race Recap

The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself. -Alexander Paterson Every race you do, you must take away something from it. Learn, develop and strive to be that much better the next time. Often the fight you are picking is with yourself. To be a better rider, a better person. Pre-Ride Last Friday I went up and setup our camp with the help of pit boss, Kimberlee. She graciously d…