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Where Do You Go Now?

A follow up from a few Friday’s ago..October 1st.  The first day of October Two Thousand Ten.  10,01,10. TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday That’s what I kept saying to myself a few Friday’s ago.     It was the first day of October, which at work meant that all the month end reports, analytics and answers for clients were needed to be finalized. As I ended my business day, still very proud of myself for working out at…

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Robin Farina National Champion

Motivational Monday with Robin Farina

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. Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you? Send us your answers and photo to Girly@BikeShopGirl.com Robin Farina is a local bike shop owner, cycling coach and a women’s professional road cyclist. I’ve had the honor to know her for many years, and even to be…

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Barb Chamberlain Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Barb Chamberlain

What’s your name and location? Barb Chamberlain, Spokane, WA (a Bronze Level Bike-Friendly Community striving for Silver!) What type of cycling do you enjoy? Commuting, recreational, tooling around with friends for coffee, long rides What is your first cycling memory? Riding my banana bike with the streamers on the handles on the patio of our house in the country outside Lewiston, Idaho. We had a gravel driveway full of puncture weeds so…

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2012 Trek Neko

Preview: 2012 Trek Bikes Neko Dual Sport Line

Pretend we are listening to the Superman jingle in the background… “Is it a hybrid? Is it a mountain bike? No! It is a Dual Sport bike!” Joking aside, the Trek Dual Sport lineup, when it was under the Gary Fisher brand originally, was a huge favorite of stocking bikes when in my shop. It has 29er size wheels, strong enough to take light off roading, but efficient enough for rocking on the road or commuting. For the average pers…

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Marianne Vos

An Interview with Marianne Vos

Podium Cafe posted a great, lengthy, article on Marianne Vos. Vos is a Dutch road, track and cyclocross racer with an impressive list of race results for being only 24! Check out the article and please come back to give us your thoughts….

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Founder's Beer

Fun Day February Friday

As I type this I am sitting on my bed with a limited New Belgium Founder’s Ale in one hand and tissues shoved in the other. Yes, and I am still typing. As I’m battling a nasal drip head cold, the feelings of January leave me here sitting feeling rather happy with how the first month of 2012 ended. 50 Bike Shops in January 2012 Yes, I visited 50+ bike shops in January. That doesn’t include the ones that I simply “stopped…

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Foundry Auger

Happy Legs on the Foundry Auger

Click to make bigger! Legs were moving much better today on the road bike. A good mellow 2 hour endurance pace with some spin up intervals towards the end. Really enjoying the Foundry Auger. Full write up will be coming soon as I finally snapped some decent pictures during my ride today. Tomorrow starts the build phase of the summer with goals of cyclocross in the fall. Roughly 15 hours on the training plan this week from the coach, my main goa…

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Reasons-vs

Focusing on the Reasons We Do This

Why do we do this anyways? why do we ride bikes why do I write blogs why do I take pictures why do I make coffee It makes us happy, it fills a need, we are passionate about it, it is an addiction. I do like to ride my bike fast, I like to keep up with the spandex crowd and shoot the shit. Here’s the thing though, at the end of the day the thing that brings me the most joy is helping others overcome their fears and getting more butts on…

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Unplugged for a Week

Have no fear, I’m still kicking. I took a week off from the blog and riding my bike to spend time with family and work on some other projects. We all need a break sometimes. Mentally, physically and emotionally. This past week was the physical part. Putting efforts into riding roller coasters, working on excel spreadsheets of bike dealer stats and getting my head on straight for the haul from June to the start of cyclocross season. I belie…

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Scouting Out CX Course

Monday..Tuesday..WEDNESDAY

When I wake up my feeling of getting out of bed is hit or miss. Either I am really excited about the day and inspired, or I want to cuddle up, staying nice and tucked away for the day. As my family members can vouch, I could sleep a day away and believe me I have! I think it is a trait that I learned from my mother many years ago. It seems when I go to bed, if I am overly motivated (yes, how can you be overly motivated?) I think too much. My bra…

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