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Airborne Goblin 29er

2011 Airborne Goblin 29er Full Review

With over 300 miles on the Airborne Goblin that I’m riding for the season the bike has been tested.  I’ve ridden the bike to the limits and pushed it, then pushed it a bit more.  Now it is time for a good and fair review for all of you holding your breath wondering if you should purchase one!  During the 300 miles the Goblin has seen a little bit of everything, from commuting, local single track and a 24 hour race on its shoulders….

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Lake Norman Mountain Biking

A Mental Mountain Bike Ride

Yesterday was a glorious day to get out on your bike.   Sitting around 60º at 2pm I hit one of our local trail systems to Charlotte, NC.  The trails are located in Lake Norman State Park and normally referred to as “Lake Norman.”   There are three different loops that require next to no technical skills in order to ride.  All three loops add up to 17.5 miles so it makes for a decent day on the bike if you do one or two circuits of th…

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Nalgene On the Fly OTF

Nalgene On the Fly Bottle Review

Nalgene On the Fly MRSP: $12.99 Size: 24 ounces Companies Pitch: Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow drinking spout that’s easy to fill at the fountain or sink. One-handed push button for easy open/close; locking bail for ultimate insurance against leaks From Nalgene on their OTF Bottle Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow drinking spout that’s…

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The Best of 2010 at Bike Shop Girl

One of the best things I enjoy about ringing in a new year is looking back at 2010 and taking inventory. A recap of sorts, we’ll touch on popular post, link traffic in, and Bike Shop Girl elsewhere in the world. Most Popular Post in 2010 The Bicycle Industry is Regressing – In 2011 I plan on picking up the podcast with more steam and bringing many people in (not all women!) to touch on this subject more from behind enemy lines. Women…

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New Years Resolution

2011 Cycling Resolutions

My resolutions were simple, and parallel much of my 2011 season list 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 th…

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Raleigh Hi Life Cyclocross Single Speed Frame

Post Race Bicycle Clean Up

Bike prep is one of the most important things you can do prior to a race or any big ride.   Most people will do a last minute check over before any race or big ride, but when was the last time you did a post race check over? Road Wet and Hung Up to Dry When your done with that big ride, the last thought in the back of your mind was to clean up your bike.  Now, this could be the worst thing you are doing for your bike.  If you let your bike sit a…

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Mary Reynolds Cyclist

Motivational Monday : Mary Reynolds

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com What’s your name and location: Mary Reynolds, Tucson, AZ What type of cycling do you enjoy? Mountain, Road, Commute What is your first cycling memory? 5 years old, riding h…

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Planet Bike Superflash Turbo Review

Planet Bike Superflash Turbo : Preview

Blinky lights, especially rear lights, are very crucial to a road cyclist, I’ve ranted about it before.. Even during the day you should be rocking a blinky to be seen. Planet Bike Superflash Turbo The Planet Bike Superflash has been a favorite of mine for awhile.  With the Superflash Turbo, Planet Bike have outdone themselves. MSRP : $34.99 One Watt Power LED plus 2 red LEDs for visibility up to 1 mile New attention-grabbing Turbo flash p…

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Rebecca Rusch

Motivational Monday with Rebecca Rusch

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com I can’t say enough great things abouthttp://rebeccarusch.com/.   In years past I’ve had the honor to be in her pit as a mechanic, get a pat on the back at a race and more th…

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Bike Law: Blue Ridge Parkway Tour

This week has been a week of first.  First the 24 Hours of Burn, and now a scholarship! Bike Law Scholarship A couple weeks back I put out a call on Twitter & Facebook for my friends to nominate me to win a scholarship through BikeLaw.com. This scholarship would allow me to participate on their Blue Ridge Parkway supported tour. Join us from Wednesday June 22nd  through Sunday June 26th for a five-day journey through cycling paradise.  The…

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