Motivational Monday Katie Holden

Motivational Monday with Katie Holden

I met Katie last year at Sea Otter. A kick ass, down to earth, downhill chick. She talked about mountain technique, safety and was a smiling face that many women need to see when relating to “GNAR-CORE” riders. Super approachable and always wanting to help other women get stronger! What’s your name and location? My name is Katie Holden and I live in Scotts Valley, CA (near Santa Cruz) What type of cycling do you enjoy? I was born an…

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Answer Products PINK ProTaper XC Flat Handlebar: On Review

…wanting to ride a bike is almost as important as how well the bike rides.  While walking the grounds of the 2011 Sea Otter Classic I spied color, ProTaper XC colored handlebars from Answer to be exact.  There aren’t enough bike components made in green, and 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 w…

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Review: Chrome Sherman Race Tool Bag

…roduces a new look at doing business as a mechanic and ease of use for tool storage. The spring and early summer season is always my busiest. First to Sea Otter, a couple local endurance races, a 24 hour mtb race and a handful of South East crit series to hit up. As a racer, but more importantly as everyone’s friendly female mechanic it is my job to be organized and prepared for whatever you need at the race. Using the Chrome Sherman At fi…

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First Taste of a New Bicycle

…can’t wait to get my butt on the bike to taste my new bike! Today’s the Day As I walk into the 2011 Sea Otter Classic I have a few things on my mind, and a few things to take care of but I am ultimately excited to be testing out what I’ll be riding the rest of 2011. Between the Airborne Goblin 29″ and the Airborne Delta CX my butt will mostly be rotating between some variation of these two bikes. Look for an initial pre…

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Motivational Monday with Rebecca Rusch

…igh school girls race team in my home town (Wheel Girls), and the first event of the year, SRAM Ladies Lounge at Sea Otter! I will also hopefully be showing the 2010 Race Across the Sky Leadville 100 film in various locations as IMBA fundraisers. I love racing and have no intention of stopping anytime soon, but I also love to share my experience with other riders and help people find out how great riding a bike is! These extra projects are all ju…

Airborne Bicycles Flight Crew

Airborne Bicycles: A Partnership

…Essentially Flight Crew members are a small group of brand ambassadors.   You get to ride a bike, for free, goto Sea Otter (to work the booth), for free, and encourage cycling.   When I heard this news I was ecstatic.  I already had my eye on on an Airborne Goblin for the 2011 season, and if I could become part of the team? Great! “A” Stands For :  Arleigh Awesome Airborne That was my tag line for my entry to the Flight crew.  Apparen…

Nintendo Wii & Cycling, Together

It seems that the Nintendo Wii has a new game and accessory out, a stationary bike. The Cyberbike comes from European publisher Bigben Interactive, who generally deal more in video game accessories than they do full0-fledged titles, and when you get right down to it, the Cyberbike contains a lot more accessory than it does game. The game that comes packed-in places you in the role of an eco-citizen, using your head and legs to clean up the pl…

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Find Me at Interbike

Shortly, I’ll be headed to the airport for the hop down to Las Vegas for a few days at Interbike 2013. I’ll be there this afternoon through Thursday night, and most of the time found in the Pearl Izumi Custom booth (1525 I think!) Unique for me this year is that I’ll be there working a booth. For the first time ever I’m not on official media business, though I do have a media pass and will be walking around Thursday after…

Follow Friday Links

Here are several links of blogs that I think you’ll enjoy to follow.   Thanks to Bike by the Sea for inspiration. Tingilinde – a great resource for a variety of subjects in cycling I Dream of Bicycling – Atlanta Based Lovely Bike – Leading chic Charleston Cycle Chic – Charleston, SC Based Let’s Go Ride a Bike Sweet GA Brown Velocouture Bikes & the City…