Arleigh Pain Cave

Visiting the Pain Cave

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 (…

Airborne Cyclocross Bike

Review: 2011 Airborne Delta CX

…s usage but you normally only see this size on XC weight weenies. Ability for fenders and a rear rack. The main guy behind product development, Jeremy Mudd, wanted this bike to be able to a little bit of everything. With rear rack mounts on the top of the seat stays and mounts for fenders at the bottom bracket chain stay bridge, and fork drop outs. You will need a disc brake rear rack, the guys at Airborne recommend the Blackburn EX-1 Disc that…

Female cyclocross rider in Georgia.  Photo by Nathan Bolster.

Preview of Louisville 2013–Cyclocross World Championships

A guest post from Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA Normally, I’ve just started making my weekend plans by this time in the week, but I’ve had this weekend planned for months…maybe longer.  This weekend I’ll be traveling to Louisville, KY for the UCI Cyclocross World Championships!  So stoked right now! This weekend in Louisville is sure to be amazing for several reasons: 1. It’s the first time that…

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2013 Race Planning

In efforts to not write a post about disappointment in retailers around Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all things THANKSgiving I am sitting in Starbucks on the side of I-77 to pounds keys and focus on something I can control. 2013 race planning. Focus points Above all my 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…

Small Women's 29er Niner Frame

Niner EMD Super Small 29er

As shown originally over at BikeRumor.com this is well worth the repost!  29er with 27-27.2″ of stand over. It doesn’t sound amazing, but it’s more than an inch lower than the small. I am super interested to see one of these up close and personal, hopefully our local Niner guy will get it on his demo truck. My fears are the handling and front end stack height for those that are on the smaller end of the spectrum on this bike. Y…

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Southern Spokes Recap

I’m working on a long recap for SouthernSpokes.com 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…

Outlier Pants

Commuting : How Not to Wear Spandex

Originally posted at our sister site : CommuteByBike.com My tri-modal commute to Charlotte has partially changed my perspective of commuting concerns. One of these concerns is clothing which I’ll be deep diving in the next few articles. Photo Credit : Outlier Business Attire and Dress Codes Since I now work back in the marketing and advertising industry there is more of a dress code than what you find in the bike industry. There are day…

Review: Cutter Tech Knickerbocker

MSRP : $149.99 Details : A very stretchy, comfortable knicker that was designed for those that pedal more than stand. Roughly 11 months ago we were gifted with a pair of Cutter Tech Knickerbockers, which were originally reviewed for commuting purposes at Commute By Bike.  Since I’ve been rocking them lately for mountain biking and they will be going in to my “How to dress for winter mtbing” video, I pulled the review over here…

Women in the Bike Industry, Who is to Blame?

There is a hot debate going on at Bike Hugger.  Two articles are to be mentioned : The first is “Women as Outcast’s in Cycling Industry.”  The author goes on to tell about how it was very difficult for his wife to find a bike that truly fit her, even after trying several different types of bikes and bike shops.  He ends his story with a suggestion that every shop have a key individual for fitting problems. The follow up to th…

Lab-Gear 99 : Full Review

Lab-Gear 99 Mid & T The end of October I was approached by Lab-Gear to review a few of their new woman’s line, 99.  Today we are going to go over the pro’s and con’s, as well as share some photos of the different shirts we reviewed.  First, make sure to read our preview from December. The Process One thing very unique about Lab-Gear was the process of ordering these garments.  You go through a whole build out picking sizing, colo…