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Airborne Goblin 29er

2011 Airborne Goblin 29er Full Review

…country, so if you can’t ride mine you may be able to ride someone elses! FTC Disclaimer : I was not paid or bribed for this review.  The bike was given to me for free for the entire season.  I was flown to Sea Otter for an all expense paid trip with Airborne Bicycles but hopefully you know from reading my reviews that the trip, nor the bike would change how I feel about the bike….

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Chrome Sherman Bag Review

Review: Chrome Sherman Race Tool Bag

…oduces 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 firs…

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Montana

Things I am Thankful For

…t 6 Hours of Warrior Creek – Thank you Melissa for not making me do another lap. Airborne Flight Crew – A great opportunity to ride a good bike, a free trip to Sea Otter and meeting new people. Motivational Monday – It inspires me weekly when strangers will answer my questions about their cycling lives. My Support Team at 24 Hours of Burn – Patient, funny, great cooks, horrible mechanics and amazing people.      …

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Airborne Goblin 29er Preview

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 previe…

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Airborne Bicycles Flight Crew

Airborne Bicycles: A Partnership

…ssentially 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.  Apparent…

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The Bike Industry is Sick (1)

The Bike Industry is Sick and Hiring More Women Won’t Fix It

…ding a brand, about selling or making a community. There are multiple events during the year like Interbike and Sea Otter where brands and shops ship their employees to drink the latest Kool-Aid, but we are serving them product that will be phased out in 6 months and not knowledge that will help any customer that walks in your door. How Do We Fix The Bicycle Industry? 1. We teach bike shops how to run as a business. This includes marketing, sales…

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Answer Products PINK ProTaper XC Flat Handlebar: On Review

…anting 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 wel…

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Rebecca Rusch

Motivational Monday with Rebecca Rusch

…gh 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 jus…

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2014 Breck Epic

2014 Breck Epic: Pennsylvania Gulch

…w granny gear. After aide 1, I found myself with another rider from Texas. He was really chatty from being from sea level and we stayed together until aide 2. On the fast, loose descent down Sallie Barber I heard a few Yee-HAWs behind me as he seemed to enjoy the relief from climbing. It was quite entertaining to ride with him. I’m always impressed with the sea level riders who come to Breck to race. The last 5 miles were the most pleasant…

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