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Arleigh Jenkins 2012 Burn 24

2012 Burn 24 Hour Race Recap

…e grip on the bars, I probably wasn’t getting enough food, I needed to find my groove. Lap 7 is when I put lights on. The Seca 1400 was absolutely freaking awesome. I should have had it on my head, not my handlebars. I always use my main light on my helmet, almost never running it on the handlebar. For the first lap I figured I had enough day light to get through and could just run it on my handlebar. Bad choice.  3/4 through the lap, just…

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Rickshaw VELO Backpack

Review: Rickshaw Velo Backpack

…er.” -Mark Dwight Founder and designer Meet the Rickshaw Velo Backpack • MSRP: $139 • Fully customizable • Ultra light weight at 1.5 lbs • Waterproof X-Pac™ sailcloth, YKK water-proof zippers • Top-loading main compartment for quick access • Seatbelt shoulder straps • Reflective strip and light loops • Removable padded 13″ laptop sleeve or document pouch • Organizational front pocket • Padded base and lumbar support. • Made to order in our…

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Salsa Casseroll

Full Review: 2012 Salsa Cycles Casseroll

…you would like. With the Pro’s there are always Cons The bike is relatively heavy, it isn’t a super light weight steel tubing. If you are carrying it up and down steps it won’t break your back, but it will surprise you next to that Madone. The geometry is for light touring comfortable riding. You won’t get a snappy feel out of it, especially with the Sugino triple crank and bb. It will excel and the fat tires float over r…

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What’s in Your Bag?

…eating and doesn’t want to stop. Contents from top left to bottom right include : Planet Bike Blaze Front Light (best & brightest battery operated front light in my opinion) Spare tampon, always in there because you never know Pen Moleskin with another pen inside Pedro’s Pink Tire Lever Bontrager Roll Bar Multi Tool Serfas hand pump, which I can’t even tell the model I’ve had it for so long Twin-Six wool cap, incase I…

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Tomorrow is my Birthday, This is What I’m Wishing For

…I’m currently building up my single speed cyclocross bike.  I can’t help but crave my do-all, road, light off road, machine. Raleigh XXIX Belt Drive Single Speed. Do I really need to say more? Light & Motion 1400 Lumen crazy, it would be like walking on the moon when night riding Luna Sport Gear Bee’s Knee Warmers Knee warmers are some of my favorite clothing accessory for cycling Sweet Pea Boob Boom While, I’m curren…

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Colorful Knog Lights

Safety is a big thing for me.  Helmets, lights and brakes on those fixed gear bikes are all important things.  Any customer that comes through the shop getting into cycling or buying a new bike the two must accessories are a well fit helmet and a rear blinky light.  So that I don’t sounds like I’m pushing things at them I explain the basics, you have one head (duh) and a good light will give drivers a good warning that you are up the…

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Where Do You Go Now?

…through with ease.  I smile – it is a great day and a great way to begin the weekend. Stop at the traffic light At the intersection of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, I stop at a red light.  Time the next light well to roll through easily with the green. Slowing At the intersection of South Caldwell and 3rd Street.  This intersection always has cars pulling illegally from the parking lot on the right.  Tap the brakes once more as an oncoming c…

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2012 Trek Lush Carbon

Review: 2012 Trek Lush Women’s Full Suspension Mountain Bike

…h fits women better, has a better stand over and everything I have read on test rides, the Lush reacts better to lighter weight women with the suspension setup. I’m 160lbs, so I don’t need to worry about the lighter weight suspension setup! Overall Impression Since the Trek Lush Carbon was a loaned bike from a traveling rep I didn’t have the bike as long as I normally do. I didn’t make as many long 5 hour rides in the moun…

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Clif Bar Seasonal

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Wish List

…piece and a close off valve to keep the bottle from leaking in your bag or on a shaky mountain ride. Rear Blinky Light Walk in to any bike shop and for $10 – 40 you can get a good rear light. Depending what type of traffic and weather your cyclist rides in you may want to spend more. Cycling Socks I’m a sucker for wool but maybe your cyclist is into pastel colors, crazy designs or an easy “STFU” on their cuff. Another eas…

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