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Weekend Riding Recap

It is always a motivating feeling to sit down on a Sunday evening and feel “fulfilled” from the weekend. Your legs are tired, maybe your tan lines are a bit stronger, and you are ready to start the 5 day recovery process that is the work week. That’s what the 5 days between the weekends are right, recovery? This weekend was one of non-stop going…

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Chrome Salvage Bags

Recycling Things: Chrome Salvage Bags

Companies have done it before. Using recycled material to make messenger bags.  First there was utilizing old truck tarps, then recycled tubes and now there is the Chrome Salvage Series. Salvage Series uses reclaimed materials for the external panels of our Heritage Citizen to create unique, one-of-a-kind bags. Built in Chico, California, each series is limited by the quantity of available material. Each bag is…

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Airborne Goblin 29er

2011 Airborne Goblin 29er Full Review

With over 300 miles on the Airborne Goblin that I’m riding for the season the bike has been tested.  I’ve ridden the bike to the limits and pushed it, then pushed it a bit more.  Now it is time for a good and fair review for all of you holding your breath wondering if you should purchase one!  During the 300 miles the Goblin has…

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Interview with Sonya Looney

Win a Bike Light – Motivational Monday with Sonya Looney

  Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! This month’s Motivational Monday posts are brought to you by one of my personal favorites, Light…

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Arleigh Jenkins

Balancing Act of Riding and Family

This Saturday was much of the same if you have an active family with kids, and you’re a cyclist wanting to get in a longer bike ride.   I have a road bike to test out and review, a Raleigh Capri 4.0.  There’s lacrosse games on the other end of the city.  50 miles by car, 48 miles by bike.   The lacrosse game starts at 12pm,…

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Bike Law Logo

Bike Law: Blue Ridge Parkway Tour

This week has been a week of first.  First the 24 Hours of Burn, and now a scholarship! Bike Law Scholarship A couple weeks back I put out a call on Twitter & Facebook for my friends to nominate me to win a scholarship through BikeLaw.com. This scholarship would allow me to participate on their Blue Ridge Parkway supported tour. Join us from Wednesday June…

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Burn 24 Hour

Questioning a 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Race

Lately when I race and people ask how it was I simply can’t answer as I don’t feel like I am really racing.  I feel like I’m riding around in circles, trying to find the next gear within my own.   I’ve finished mostly last for the past year of my cycling life.   I argue with myself that this place is better than not starting which…

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2011 Burn 24 Hour Challenge

Looking Back at my First Solo 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race

Several months ago I had a plan going into the 2011 season. It included a duo race at the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek, a solo at the 6 Hour Grind on the Greenway, a ton of riding and then my first solo at Burn 24 Hour.    As any good plan there was a few snags within this.  My geared race bike, the Airborne Goblin,…

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Interview with Jill Homer

Win a Bike Light – Motivational Monday with Jill Homer

This month’s Motivational Monday posts are brought to you by one of my personal favorites, Light & Motion. Between now and the end of June, Light & Motion wants to know who or what in the cycling community motivates  you. All you have to do us leave a comment here or on Light & Motions’ Facebook page. At the end of the month we’ll be…

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Off to the Races

I’ve been rather silent this week in preparation for my first 24 hour solo mountain bike race.  I’m working on packing, and heading up to camp out tonight in a thunderstorm to get a good pit location. Once I recover I’ll check back in with you all on the other side of this huge undertaking!

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