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2012 Raleigh Capri Carbon 3.0

2012 Raleigh Bicycles Capri Womens Road

This is part of a series of short posts releasing the new 2012 Raleigh Bicycles women’s line. Everything from 29er mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, more carbon and women’s cyclocross bikes. I’ve got the scope, but we can thank Raleigh’s Sally on this one. 2012 Raleigh Capri Women’s Road Bikes You may or may not know but I’ve been test riding a 2011 Raleigh Capri…

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Specialized Amira Women's Road Bike

Specialized Amira in the Wild

Do you remember the 2012 Specialized Amira I was so excited about? Bike Hugger captured a photo of one in the wild! View this and others over at BikeHugger.com

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Airborne Cyclocross Bike

Review: 2011 Airborne Delta CX

I won’t lie, the Airborne Delta CX was the most exciting part of becoming a member of the Airborne Flight Crew this past spring. I was going to have the inside scoop, test ride and ride for a season a wonderful cyclocross bike that hopefully would crack open a huge “hidden nut” in the bicycle industry. A budget priced, disc brake, cyclocross bike. As a…

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Road Holland The Aalmsmeer

Exclusive Preview: Road Holland The Aalsmeer Jersey

A sneak peak exclusive for Bike Shop Girl from our friends at Road Holland. The folks at Road Holland are pulling their subtle styles and beautiful reasoning into a lighter weight merino wool (and polyester) full zip jersey, The Aalsmeer.  It helps the jersey comes in two of my favorite colors, light blue and ORANGE! Did I mention they are being made in Miami?? Most…

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A Somber Motivational Monday: Jeff Papenfus

A day late, but I hope my readers can recognize why and this Motivational Monday (on Tuesday) reaches folks where it matters. The setup will be a bit different, as this is a story from my fingers on someone that has motivated me consistently over the past 10 months. There are people that you meet in life that hold your thoughts, and make you strive…

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Women's Cycling Monday Recovery Ride

Monday is an Easy Ride

Today is the day I started “cyclocross training.” It should have been July 1st, but well I didn’t. August 1st is a doable time period as NC Cyclocross runs later than most parts of the country, October 22nd is the first race. What does this mean? This means I need to stay inspired and motivated for the next 6 months, through the end of January….

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Postponing a Motivational Monday

A very difficult motivational Monday will be coming, but probably on a Tuesday morning. A dear friend, team-mater and supporter through the last year had a fatal accident over the weekend…

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North Carolina Cyclocross

Follow Friday Links: Training for Cyclocross

I’m officially getting pumped for the upcoming cyclocross season. Maybe it is delirium over the heat lately, or maybe the simple feeling of setting a goal for myself and really wanting to meet it? Over the years I have compiled a great list of resources for inspiration, information, tips and basic outlines of creating a training plan for the season. By no means am I…

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Chrome Sherman Bag Review

Review: Chrome Sherman Race Tool Bag

The Chrome Sherman is a bag that makes you think out of the box. (No pun intended.) It has allowed me to expand my services as a mechanic, and be more efficient when doing so.

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FITS Co Sock Review

Review: FITS Co Sock

Pulling on the Performance Trail sock I felt like I was pulling on a Smart Wool sock but with more arch support. As if the sock was giving my sock a nice hug at the end of a long day.

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