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…right fit, same wheel size as a mountain bike (26″)  with some inverted tread to help with hard pack dirt roads.  An array of gearing choices and some even have suspension in the seatpost and front fork. Use: The mountain bike wheel sized mated with a tire with inverted tread allows the tires to give you volume and cushion under your bicycle.  The tire size also can handle lower air pressure than some of the hybrids. I tag this a “mul…

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Motivational Monday with Lori
MotivationMotivational Monday

WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND LOCATION? Lori, North Carolina WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING DO YOU ENJOY? Road riding and mountain biking WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CYCLING MEMORY? Of course, learning to ride when I was 5 or 6. What really gave me the bug for riding the road…a friend and I went to ride Railroad Grade Road. It’s a 10-mile stretch of flat road all along the New River. Our main objective was to run over all the wooly worms we could find. And I fo…

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Giro Solara Women's Road Shoe
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Requirements of a good road shoe for a woman: Fit, stiffness, looks and price. (Normally, in that order.) Giro Solara Women’s Road Shoes MSRP: $150 Colors: White with Gold/Silver accents, all White with Silver accents, Gunmetal with Berry Weight: 270 grams (size 39) Details: Three straps, one ratcheting closure (replaceable) and two velcro straps. Good ventilation up and under the shoe. Initial Out of the Box Thoughts I’m a fan of Gi…

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Bicycle Categories
AdventuresCycling TipsMountainRide

…g. Today’s article is focused on breaking down the three most common styles of bikes and what their most broad use is. These styles or categories are: Road, Mountain, and Hybrid. When I quickly count on my fingers the different styles of bikes that most good bike shops carry, I come up with 14 (I promise I only have 12 fingers). 14 categories of bicycles to confuse you, overwhelm you and lead you down different avenues, maybe even putting y…

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2012 Raleigh Capri Carbon 3.0
Bike ProfileBlogCyclingPreviews

…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. 2012 Raleigh Capri Women’s Road Bikes You may or may not know but I’ve been test riding a 2011 Raleigh Capri for the past couple months. Timing seems to be everything as right whe…

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George Berger at Southern Cross
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…s crit) cyclocross course at the start and again at the end with some HUGE run-ups; a few miles of paved county road after that; gravel/chert/pumice fire road; STEEP and LONG rocky dirt fire road (if you could call it that); and screamin’ fast descents on those same fire roads. At the call-ups, co-organizer Eddie O’Dea said it best: “this is not a CX race; it’s not short and painful, it’s gonna be long and painful. So try to finish—it’s an enduuu…

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Road ID…

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…and accelerate through the corner. All with the motor of your own engine. Lately, I have been riding one of my road bikes more, a Ridley Orion. The feel of a thoroughbred wanting to gallop from the line, pushing me to longer miles than the coach prescribed. The bike wanting to push further. Hugging the asphalt and yet the 700×23/25 tires buzzing efficiently under me. As the weather gets cooler we all need motivation, so here is my deal. I&#…

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BlogCycling TipsRide

Over a month ago I talked about basics of riding with a road group.  Several people emailed questions in so here is our follow up to answer some of those questions! Sweeper Refined : A sweeper is someone that knows the route you are taking and will be in the back with whoever is the last rider.  They will never let that last rider fall too far behind or get lost.  It is also their job to be a cheerleader in the back and also the one that tends…

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BlogCycling TipsRide

…due to use of cellphones are very high, to be honest it is one of the biggest fears I have as a cyclist on the road. What are your local governments doing and how does it make you feel? Locally, we have a ban on texting while driving.  I don’t think it has changed much of anything and it doesn’t make me feel better.  After the first few times friends of mine get tickets for using their iPhones or Blackberry’s while driving, the…

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