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The Best of 2010 at Bike Shop Girl

…- Educate yourself on design an upcoming technology District Cycling – Mostly a podcast, centered around road cycling and Washington D.C Bike to Work Barb – I can’t forget Barb, whom started a hashtag for me on Twitter! #youcanride Found Elsewhere in 2010 Bike Shop Girl NAHBS on YouTube – I was fortunate enough to do quick/dirty interviews for NAHBS 2010.  Looking back I had a lot to learn, but glad I was fortunate to help! Bik…

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2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women's Cyclocross

2012 Raleigh RX Women’s Cyclocross Bikes

…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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A Wash of a Weekend

…auling the Goblin, including the steps you should take when lubing the chain and pumping up the tires aren’t enough. Needless to say I was very excited to ride a non-creaking, tire and seat-post swapped, shined up Goblin but it didn’t happen. Neither did that road ride on Saturday morning. I didn’t even meet up with the last Trail Crawl of the century with the Dirt Divas. Here’s to not being sick and sleeping more!  …

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Race Day Rituals

Pre-Race Preparation, Rituals and Stupidity

…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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Burley D'Lite Child Trailer

Review: Burley D’Lite Child Trailer

…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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Sue Carr Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday with Sue Carr

…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

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Wish List

…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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Jennifer Wheeler Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday with Jennifer Wheeler

…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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Tech Tuesday: How to Adjust a Threadless Headset

…ne concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream works well.) I also want women to feel empowered and to have a better idea of what they are talking about.  Tech Tuesday is the remedy for common tech questions! Today&#8…

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NC Cyclocross

NC Cyclocross Clinic Recap

…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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