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…my largest Surly dealer in most of the state of GA. Running out of a killer store front in the Grant Park area. It has the “urban” feel but you will find beautiful Sachs road bikes, high end wheels being built and a super down to earth guy behind it all – Chris Tavel. (I hear he’s a great mechanic too..) Housed inside the bike shop is also a custom bag maker, Altrport, making bags of all types and sizes to your liking….

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AdventuresBetter Bike IndustryBlog

…enture 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 to their door but they are the face of the bike industry. If they have horrible customer service or no foundation in the community there is…

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Interview with Sonya Looney
BlogInterviewsMotivational MondayWomen's Cycling

…d me he would let go and watch me ride all the time! My first memory mountain biking is getting dropped by some guy I was dating when I was 19(it was my first time mountain biking, and it was on my brother’s middle school mountain bike) because we were riding with this other girl that was a racer and he left me alone on the trail to go ride with her… and shortly dumped me thereafter. haha Who in the current cycling industry inspires y…

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Arleigh Pain Cave
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Back in May I started conversation with a guy by the name of Steve Weller of Bell Lap Coaching. With my crazy schedule of juggling so many things I needed to find someone that could negotiate my available timing to give me the best quality workouts which would in return give me the best quality results. This is a long term investment, in myself, my riding and my lifestyle. I wouldn’t wake up being 50% faster but over time with dedication (…

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…goals are not race results but instead 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 ce…

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I can say I have never seen anyone ride a trail like this guy does……

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Female cyclocross rider in Georgia.  Photo by Nathan Bolster.
CyclocrossEvent CoverageGuest Post

…of cyclocross, which means that the course should be great.  If you want to preview the course, check out this guy’s blog.  If you want to know what cyclists and officials think about the course, Velo News has a great article with thoughts from a lot of the top cyclists that have ridden it.  If this weekend goes well, maybe other cities will consider building their own cyclocross specific venues. 3.  European-style excitement about cyclocr…

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Arleigh Jenkins 2012 Burn 24
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…d been left sitting out on the side of the trail waiting for the 4 wheeler to come get me. Hindsight One of the guys on the crew, Ben, was keeping my moving lap times. He didn’t show them to me when I was riding but I looked at them the next morning. I was consistently turning hour lap riding times. This isn’t pit times, as those got longer and longer, but the moving time. That made me happy to see. That motivates me to strive onas on…

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…m to fill everyone in, thank a whole boatload of folks and get started planning for next year! Here’s some key highlights that I feel sum up things for my readers here. A ton of women’s raffle prizes, and everyone that bought a raffle ticket won something Kids rides, women’s rides, fat bike rides Waffles and Nutella Really good BBQ No hail Campfire stories A guy that rode 140 miles from Columbia, SC just for the festival  …

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Motivational Monday Emily
BlogCyclingMotivationMotivational Monday

…needs.  My husband and I first met mountain biking too. Who/What influenced you the most when you started? The guys and one other girl in the bike club at my university.  They were supportive and encouraging and fun.  It was a low BS, low ego group I feel lucky to have met. Many of us are still friends 20+ years later. What are your riding related goals? I finally got the courage to move up to Pro/expert mountain bike and Cat As in cyclocross th…

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