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Monday..Tuesday..WEDNESDAY

When I wake up my feeling of getting out of bed is hit or miss. Either I am really excited about the day and inspired, or I want to cuddle up, staying nice and tucked away for the day. As my family members can vouch, I could sleep a day away and believe me I have! I think it is a trait that I learned…

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Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday: Tools of the Trade

Make sure to visit the sponsors of this posts.. Problem Solvers! One concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream works…

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Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Why Do YOU Ride?

A couple of my friends are currently riding their bicycles across the great United States. Starting in Oregon and slowly making their way back to Charlotte, NC. You can track their progress online and they give Facebook updates with photos every few days. All summer long I can say I have been jealous of this movement. To remove myself from the plugged in life. To…

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women's cyclocross

Cyclocross Training and Technique Videos

As I sit watching Big Brother and drinking an Acme beer (today is a recovery day) I decided it would be a great time to soak in as many “how to” videos on cyclocross as possible. What are your favorites? Add them in the comments and I’ll add to the post!

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Bontrager RXL WSD Mountain Bike Shoes

Review: Bontrager RXL Mountain WSD Shoes

If you can recall I have been using a pair of Bontrager RL shoes for a couple years, I wrote a review about them a couple months ago. After using and abusing my RL’s for a couple years I have taken a step up to the RXL shoes. Hopefully the carbon isn’t too stiff and I’ll be able to rock the gold and black. What…

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Adjust Avid BB5 Brakes

How To: Properly Setup and Adjusting Avid BB5 Brakes

One concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream works well.) I also want women to feel empowered and to…

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Improvement Continues to Fuel the Fire

Last week I posted about the first cyclocross practice of the season. How painful it was to feel so slow, and how I really needed to give myself a head check on where I have been to where I am going. The past 2 weeks I really have been putting forth effort into a consistent workout regimen. Tracking and plotting on TrainingPeaks.com. Bike riding, jogging…

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