Ice Pops
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…ngry and then cranky. Whatever that means, do it. If I crave a latte in the middle of the night from the coffee guy setup, do it. Chicken nuggets from Wendy’s? Do it. Don’t go overboard and hurl, but stay fed and motivated to do laps. I plan on using food as motivation. “Two more laps and you can have that latte.” I don’t want to know where my competition is. It doesn’t matter. First, last, middle. The competit…

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Broken iPhone Screen
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…idea of having my iPhone on the front of my bike does worry me, but probably safer than my jersey pocket. This guy won’t keep your phone too safe, but it sure is cute – found on Cafepress with oceanem.  Wahoo Fitness Bike Pack turns your iPhone into a cycling computer with wireless sensors. It mounts to your handlebar through a pretty simple looking mount (has anyone used one?) I’m going to try to get my hands on one of these f…

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Ask a Question
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…eed their help when I inevitably screw up what I’m working on. I’m very comfortable paying for labor and my LBS guys are great about sharing their knowledge. My friend from the LBS even came to speak at my work when I hosted a seminar on bike commuting. Another way to phrase this question is, “How do I support my local bike shop when they aren’t the cheapest?” Supporting local businesses is tough in today’s market. Amazon…

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Sea Otter Classic Twitter
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…eat questions and feedback from women and athletes.  If you are at Sea Otter, this is a must.  And you don’t even have to be a guy! Trying to stay on East coast time but have been failing.   Instead we go out to dinner at 8pm most nights and  I get back to the hotel exhausted to pass out in bed! Thank you to everyone that has introduced themselves in person, visited the Airborne or Ladies Lounge and reached out about Bike Shop Girl!…

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Airborne Cyclocross Bike
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…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 c…

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BlogCycling TipsMechanics

…s, I decided to continue learning and pull YouTube video’s from TriSports for your viewing pleasure. (The guy isn’t bad looking either.) Here is a great video on wrapping road handlebars: A couple notes from my personal experience : Go slow Make sure to overlap half way as you go around the bar Have all your supplies ready to rock prior to starting Clean your hands, it is very frustrating to get done a perfect wrapping job to have gre…

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BlogClothingFashion, Style and Clothing

…which is very comfortable riding, feels a bit weird standing up. As a girl they look fine on me, but if I was a guy I would be worried they are too tight/snug in the knee area. Details at the Heart The knickers have details of someone that rides, they thought through the design and I thank them for that. Reinforced crotch Pockets for pens/moleskins or a large wallet A loop for keys/U-Lock safety Final Conclusion and Thoughts For $149.99 these are…

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Small Women's 29er Niner Frame
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…ch 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. Yes 29er wheels roll better but never sacrafice handling or fit! I’ve seen super small 29ers like this, but with custom rigid front forks (and only designed around 80mm.)…

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Outlier Pants
BlogCycling TipsRideWomen's Cycling

…s when we go shopping, I’ve been shopping for styling clothes that are “bikeable.” If I was a guy, this would be easy but it seems like the idea of technical fabrics and womens dress codes are very rare. Thankfully the mornings have been cooler so I can pull off the 2.5 mile bike ride from the bus to work by simply rolling up my pants legs and pedaling slowly not to sweat. This won’t always be the answer, especially when i…

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BlogWomen's Cycling

…at both of these articles are wrote by a gentleman.  A well rounded, educated, cycling, gentleman – but a guy. My brain then went in full tilt as these are things I deal with daily running a bike shop, and monthly in the cycling culture surrounding the internet.  Cycling is a double edge sword when it comes to education, training, customer service and what I will call “the boys club.” Many people walk into a bike shop every day,…

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