Bontrager Shoe Review
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…ling features to me were the following fit neutral yet fun color ventaliation toe box protection toe spikes for cyclocross or mud price Overall Review of the Bontrager Shoes If the shoe fits, wear it.  I have gone through so many different pairs of cycling shoes to find on my first long ride that they make my feet go to sleep.  While I may receive product for review on Bike Shop Girl, and they may end up being shoes, I will continue to purchase B…

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Robin Farina National Champion
BlogInterviewsMotivational MondayWomen's Cycling

…type of cycling do you enjoy? All kinds of cycling. Mainly race on the road but I love a good mtn bike ride and cyclocross ride What is your first cycling memory? Crashing on wet pavement on my bright shiny Schwinn when I was about 10 years old. It ripped off my fingernail. Who in the current cycling industry inspires you, and better yet WHY? Right now I am pretty inspired by women racers that have balance going on in their lives. Obviously you c…

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BlogMotivational MondayWomen's Cycling

…thought. A guy that touched so many people, and is still touching my thoughts after his passing. To dedicate my cyclocross season and bike rides do not seem to give it justice. To push myself that extra 50% every time I put out the effort in life, that doesn’t seem to give it justice either. I employ all of you to go for a ride for Jeff this week. Take in the sights, feel the breeze, look at the leaves and enjoy yourself for a moment. We ne…

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…the following. Personal weight, nutrition and sticking to whatever this guy tells me to do. Races and Series NC Cyclocross season, there will be a few races in January and then the season again in the fall. Charlotte Short Track Series. It’s pedaling distance from my house, how could I not? SERC XC Series. All over my territory and a lot of fun courses for ’13. Southern Classic XC. Again more centrally located, and many over lap with…

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2012 Trek Neko
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…rocking on the road or commuting. For the average person it is the true DO ALL bike. Think of it in line with a cyclocross bike, but for folks on a budget or not wanting drop bars and a leaned over position. Starting in 2011 Trek brought the Dual Sport to the women’s line. Welcome the 2012 Trek Neko Dual Sport lineup. 2012 Trek Neko $529.99 21 speeds, double wall (stronger) wheels, and 700x38mm tires. A perfect starter bike. Room for racks,…

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NC Cyclocross
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…Race : Mud In North Carolina our weather is fairly mild and easy going, a few years ago in January I was racing cyclocross in short sleeves and 65º weather.  The race earlier this month was the first time we had any type of weather. This race, we didn’t have any weather but instead we had thawing.  Frozen ground gave way and by the time my CX4 race came around the “tractor pull” area became a slopfest.  The pro’s made it l…

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Carla Swart
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…mors about Carla.   A girl that was ripping legs off at Nationals,  a girl from North Carolina winning big time cyclocross races, a down to earth girl that was fast and genuine. For full details on Carla’s accident and reasons for death do a quick google search. Take a Moment While on your ride, at the gym or while taking a walk please take a moment and say a prayer for Carla’s passing and her family.  I wish all of my readers safe tr…

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BlogPartsSaddle Talk

…d up at my doorstep a couple of weeks back.  Quickly, I snapped some photos and then installed the saddle on my cyclocross bike. Since then it has been on my goto bike for long road rides, and my daily commute. Initial Feel The very first feeling of the saddle is the firm, yet padded support.  This is a good feeling as I don’t like a saddle that I sink into. If you sink too much into a saddle your sit bones are no longer holding you up and…

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Parts

I crafted up a video to show how the Grease Monkey Wipes work. My hands were greasy from a pretty thick layer of grime after I cleaned cyclocross drivetrain.  The total clean time was 1 minute and 18 seconds, which out on the road with a little towel isn’t bad.  It left my hands feeling close to perfectly clean and grease free….

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30 Days of Biking
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…r. Day 7: A shake down mountain bike ride at Lake Norman State Park.  Adjusting my cock pit, getting used to gears and suspension Day 8: A 28 mile road ride on the 29er mtb for fit and adjustment reason Day 9: 7 mile afterwork mountain bike ride Day 10: Built up a friends new Airborne Goblin, tweaked his new Stevens cyclocross bike and test spun around. Day 11: (Today)  Changing out some bits on my Goblin and beating it up around the block….

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