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Cycling and fashion is becoming a hand in hand thought.  Women riding in skirts, guys and their “tweed” rides or better yet guys in their white spandex.  Fashion is in right now with the cycling industry and Riding Pretty is documenting it around Santa Cruz. There are many bicycle photo blogs out, many of which will be talked about here and there on Bike Shop Girl.  Riding Pretty is monitored by Shelly Shroeder, who keeps a photo gal…

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BagsCommutingParts

…m the box it came in I was first caught by the fabric.  It feels much like a hard plastic fabric that you would see on a tarp or covering.  Impressing and felt very different to my fingers. It also right off the bat told me “storm proof” or at least appeared that way. Banjo Brother Tag Roll Top Front and Pockets Deep Depth Drainage on Bottom of Bag Back of Bag 3/4 Side of Bag Side of Bag Front of Bag Sizing : The fit on a smaller wome…

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Our first guest post from another Bike Shop Girl, Sarah Matchett.  Sarah is a USA Cycling coach based out of my shop, Cool Breeze Cyclery in North Carolina.  Sarah recently competed in the UCI World Duathlon Championships, placing 10th overall in women (non-elite.) I’m often asked how I keep doing what I do.  5 a.m. mornings, endless miles on the trainer, in the pool.  Worn out running shoes… worn out dog.  Folks think I have some secret knowled…

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The month of July ended in a bang, a wonderful, end of a symphony type of bang.   As I was sitting at the end of July, prepared to go part time at the Bike Shop and take more duties on here, online and another “project” website, my heart was racing excited for the next chapter in my life of social media and helping women across the world get on their bikes! What I wasn’t prepared for was an amazing job offer, from an amazing to…

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I just spotted Bike Love Cycling Kit (jersey & shorts) from Dude Girl that grabbed my attention.  The look of the red chain creating a heart on the jersey, snatch. Be ready to pony up about $90-100 per jersey and short but if you want to step up from the boring and standard clothing for women.    …

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Sea Otter Classic Twitter
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…ue.   Today’s my last day at Sea Otter as I fly out tomorrow morning.   I plan on getting a ride in (if possible) and take a crap load of photos and pictures.   I figure I have 12 hours of travel tomorrow to actual put together all the post. Today is also the last day of the SRAM Ladies Lounge. Yesterday the tent was packed and we had a ton of great questions and feedback from women and athletes.  If you are at Sea Otter, this is a must.  A…

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s from around the world. @craigrandall – Verde PR @CrankBrothers @CrowdTogether – CrowdTogether helps close-knit groups engage and activate their members @cyclelicious – My friend Fritz from CA @DBStudiosMedia – Video, web design and all printed materials. @eva_lu_ – Employee of Felt Bikes @FeltBicycles – Felt Bikes @GirlBikeLove – Empower, inspire, encourage more women to ride bikes. @GoChuyGo – Ri…

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Cyclelogical
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Warm, inviting, and cozy are not words you associate with booths at the Sea Otter Classic.  To be able to make people feel welcome, even kids and women, it is a great compliment! A quick peek in photos of the Cyclelogical Gear booth. Hangers made out of rims, spokes and shrader valves….

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I’m a color freak. Ask anyone that I’ve built a bike for, I love things to compliment, match and fit pieces together well.  Colored housing, grips, zip ties and spacers – they all matter for the end product.   For women especially, wanting to ride a bike is almost as important as how well the bike rides.  While walking the grounds of the 2011 Sea Otter Classic I spied color, ProTaper XC colored handlebars from Answer to be exac…

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Motivation Monday
BlogInterviewsMotivational Monday

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.  It is time to hear from you all, what women in cycling motivate you and inspire? Tell us so that we can interview them! Are you a female cyclist?  Answer the below questions to be included with our Motivation Mondays! What’s your name and location? What type of cycling do you enjoy? What is your…

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