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The Best of the Best : Bike Trainers

This morning I was, brutally, reminded that some areas of the country are still in the freezing cold and in the need of bike trainers.  There are other reasons to ride a trainer outside of weather.  Including dedicated training intervals, warming up at races and even darkness can force us inside on the dreaded trainer. The New York Times recently published an article on various bike trainers that a woman tested for 90 minutes at a time.  The art…

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Different Types of Pedals

…ys.  The three top types of pedals are the following : Platform Pedals These are the pedals you have been using since the big wheel.  The are flat, sometimes with small grip pegs sticking out.  These do not require any special shoes, are the easiest to use and are also the least effecient of the pedals listed. Toe Clips and Straps Take the above platform pedal, and and a cage with strap.  These can be tightened down on your shoe to give you som…

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Soul Run Review

Soul Run Tool Roll and Wallet Review

Last summer I mentioned Soul Run products and carrying your tools in style.  Now that I’ve had some time under my belt with their tool roll and jersey pocket wallet I’m ready to reveal my feelings and emotions around their products. Soul Run Tool Roll The Tool Roll is a great concept.   It is somewhat like a seatbag, but it unrolls to display all your tools, tubes or bits without having to dump your goods on the ground to find that t…

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Podcast Episode #5 : Q&A with Cervelo Test Team’s Patricia Schwager

Back in March during the Cervelo dealer show, I had the opportunity to sit in on a question/answer session with Patricia Schwager of the Cervelo Test Team. The audio is a bit low due to the large room and a good amount of people.  Once you get into the interview session, turn up your volume and it will sound much better. Listen Now :  [podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-Episode5.mp3[/podcast] Listen on iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/…

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Video : Unboxing the Raleigh Clubman

…go through the basics of unboxing a bicycle. A full review will be available on http://www.CommuteByBike.com soon. A walk through building a bicycle up from the boxed form.  This is how most bikes show up to a bike shop, except for those boutique, build from scratch variety.   We skim through some sections in order to get you through the whole unboxing, which normally takes 45 minutes to an hour. Unboxing Tools The basic tools are used were…

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Lab-Gear 99 : Full Review

…a few of their new woman’s line, 99.  Today we are going to go over the pro’s and con’s, as well as share some photos of the different shirts we reviewed.  First, make sure to read our preview from December. The Process One thing very unique about Lab-Gear was the process of ordering these garments.  You go through a whole build out picking sizing, color weighs, and options.  The options include a GT Stripe (racing stripe,) thumb hol…

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Talk of Triathlons

If you live in United States and bicycle, there is a high chance you know about triathlons.  Maybe you’ve participated in one, have a friend who has or have been asked to do the bike portion of the triathlon. This week we will talk about the basics to know of triathlons, motivation to continue your training and finally what to be prepared for in your first triathlon. Before we start our series, let us know what you would like to know and w…

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Pre-Season Planning

…t important parts of your training program.  If you are a competitive cyclist or athlete, you are aware that off season is slowly ending and pre-season for 2010 is right around the corner.  You also could be like myself, my pre-season started about two weeks ago and I’m two weeks into my first 6 week leg of training. The off-season is time to put your feet up, take in a couple beers and reflect on what you achieved in the past year, or want…

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Black Friday Bandit Cross

Workout that new Turkey Muscle WHEN?  Friday, November 23rd. 1:00pm WHAT? Get out of the house and enjoy some cyclocross “riding” with friends WHY? Grab your kids and get your butt out of the house, away from the in laws and left over Turkey! COST? FREE suckers WHERE? Softball field parking lot at Renniassance 1200 West Tyvola Road View Larger Map…

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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day: What Do You Want?

I’m drafting up Mother’s Day idea list, either ideas of what to do bike related (Cyclofemme) or gift ideas for those waiting for the last minute perfect gift. What are you wanting bike related?…

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