BlogMotivational MondayWomen's Cycling

…hing up a mountain bike ride, the exact cause of why he crashed is unknown but he crashed. Sliding down off the road and into a yellow jacket hive. A friend was trailing behind him and when she pulled up she tried to give CPR while dialing 911 and being stung by over 100 yellow jackets. Jeff was pronounced dead at the scene with a neck injury, my hopes are that it was quick and easy for his passing. Jeff’s accident and passing has changed f…

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New Years Resolution
BlogCyclingWomen's Cycling

…st we touched on last week.  I want to make a keynote that I want to know your resolutions and how we can make each other accountable for them! Drum Roll Please Start riding on the road Start actively riding 3+ times a week Fill in the other days with working out and yoga Start racing as much as financially possible Give up coffee and coke, none/zero/nada! Breaking It Down At the end of the day I want to make myself, sponsors and friends proud….

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2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women's Cyclocross
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…eries of short posts releasing the new 2012 Raleigh Bicycles women’s line. Everything from 29er mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, more carbon and women’s cyclocross bikes. I’ve got the scope, but we can thank Raleigh’s Sally on this one. Want to know how I can tell you with 100% certainty that the bicycle industry is finally valuing women? Two things, women’s 29ers and women’s CYCLOCROSS bikes. Yes, it is old news (other news sites…

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Race Day Rituals
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…omeones personality by how they prepare for a race. Is your gear in a box all organized? Are your bottles prepared the night before and put in the fridge with your gels already under the cap? Do you warm up on a trainer, or in your jeans on the road? Mud and Cowbells put together a great Powerpoint deck of pre-race rituals for cyclocross. Click through but please share your setup and rituals in the comments below! Pre-race Rituals for Cyclocross…

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NC Cyclocross
BlogCycling TipsEvent CoverageRideTraining

…cross clinic I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have participated in cyclocross practices, and various other road/mtb clinics before but never dedicated for cyclocross. Here are the things I did know: T he clinic was segregated for women and men. There ended up being roughly 12 women that showed up which seemed to be a decent group for learning and trying new things with two instructors. It would be a long day. The clinic was scheduled from 10…

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Sue Carr Motivational Monday
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…ycling time trial! What’s your name and location? Sue at Charlotte, NC What type of cycling do you enjoy? Road (and time trials) What is your first cycling memory? Riding my little red tricycle down the very small hill in the driveway and having to push it back up the hill so I could ride down again. Who inspires you to ride, and better yet WHY? No one in particular. Ride because I feel so much better on the bike (after I have warmed up) an…

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Clif Bar Seasonal

…nd stocking stuffer. Tubes Tubes for your bike is a much needed evil for when you get a flat on the side of the road. Take a look on the side of the tires of your cyclist bike, right down the sizes and note if the valve of the tire looks like a car or a skinny presta valve. (If you explain it at all to a shop they’ll understand.) Often during the holidays shops will have buy 5 for the price of 4 or something. Holiday Clif Bars During the ho…

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Motivational Monday My Alibi
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What’s your name? Abbie Durkee What type of cycling do you enjoy? MTB, transportation, road, social riding What is your first cycling memory? losing the training wheels Who inspires you to ride, and better yet WHY? Women. I believe that clothing is the biggest limiter for most women to experience the joy of riding a bike. I put my heart and soul into designing My Alibi Clothing to fit and flatter all types of women so they can feel confid…

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Burley D'Lite Child Trailer
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…r dog! My next experience with Burley was as a bike line. My small shop in Charlotte, NC stocked and sold their road line. Beautiful steel bikes, a dying breed. Since then Burley has restructured and really going after the trailer and pull behind niche. My latest experience was with the Burley Travoy. An urban trailer I reviewed over at Commute By Bike. The review is also reposted on Bike Shop Girl with more photos. Details of the Burley D’…

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Jennifer Wheeler Motivational Monday
BlogInterviewsMotivational Monday

…l movement! What’s your name and location? Jennifer Wheeler in Seattle What type of cycling do you enjoy? Road Cycling What is your first cycling memory? Playing “Cops and Robbers” on our banana seat bikes in Indianapolis. We lived on a long court with a hill and we’d ride up and down and chase each other down. Who inspires you to ride, and better yet WHY? Those who have accomplished greatness. It’s a reminder that y…

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