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Sea Otter Preview Vlog in the CLT Airport

While delayed at the Charlotte airport, I threw together a video using my Macbook’s iSight.  Working through the kinks.. In the film I mentioned a few things. Airborne Bicycles (partner and sponsor of Bike Shop Girl) Sea Otter Classic Sea Otter Ladies Lounge with Rebecca Rusch

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Sea Otter Ladies Lounge

Sea Otter Ladies Lounge

One of the things I am very excited about for the 2011 Sea Otter Classic is all the “ladies” focused events!   On Sunday there is a full day of events scheduled to get women more active in the cycling lifestyle. Sea Otter Ladies Lounge Sponsored by SRAM Rebecca Rusch, pro athlete, endurance racer, and all around great person, has put together the SRAM Gold…

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Cynthia Chin Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Cynthia Chin

What’s your name and location? Cynthia Chin, the tropical climes of Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo). What type of cycling do you enjoy? Both road and trail. What is your first cycling memory? Learning how to cycle on an old red raleigh (over 30 years ago), zipping downslope and crashing into my neighbour’s fence. I swear you can still see the dent today. Who in the…

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Camelbak Octane 18X Preview

Camelbak Octane 18X Hydration Backpack Preview

MSRP: $99.00 Water Capacity: 100oz Size: Expanded 20L, Closed 16L Weight: 1LB Details from Camelbak The CamelBak Octane 18X weighs in at just a pound and with 18L of fully expanded cargo capacity, this pack is perfect for 3+ hours of nonstop action. The Octane 18X features an independent suspension, easy to reach stash pockets, a harness pocket and an expandable cargo pocket so you…

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Melissa Magann 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

Melissa’s Race Recap: 2011 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

April 6, 2011 – Now I remember why I don’t race any more – you have to get up too dang early. But I’m up and on my way to N. Wilkesboro, NC for the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek to race in the female duo category with my awesome partner, Arleigh Jenkins (brainchild of em:pwr cycling) and my “pit crew” Shelley with me. It’s…

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SRM Cranks

Questions for Users of Cycling Power

As I dive deeper into training and coaching, the question of power always comes up.  What have I used, why have I used it, and so on…. As I’m researching more to decide on purchases in the future, or recommendations for friends I have questions for you. How many of you own a power capturing device? (Garmin, SRM, Power Tap, Quark, Polar) Which brand do…

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6 Hours of Warrior Creek

Arleigh’s Race Recap: 2011 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

As a human I try not to stress about the small things in life, only when I am highly intoxicated do I start to worry about all the things in life that I am juggling.   A few days last week I started to stress out majorly about the upcoming 6 Hours of Warrior Creek. Worries are for Pussies And I’m a pussy.   Here’s a small…

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Rebecca Rusch

Motivational Monday with Rebecca Rusch

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com I can’t say enough great things abouthttp://rebeccarusch.com/.   In years past I’ve had the honor to be in her pit…

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Airborne Bicycles Flight Crew

Airborne Bicycles: A Partnership

In February Airborne Bicycles put out a call for Flight Crew members.   Essentially Flight Crew members are a small group of brand ambassadors.   You get to ride a bike, for free, goto Sea Otter (to work the booth), for free, and encourage cycling.   When I heard this news I was ecstatic.  I already had my eye on on an Airborne Goblin for the 2011 season,…

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30 days of biking

30 Days of Biking Starts Today!

April marks many things.  April fools, spring showers, flowers, bike racing, major league baseball and many other things.   It also marks the month of biking.  30 days of biking to be exact. 30 Days of Biking The only rule for 30 Days of Biking, April 1–30, 2011, is that you bike every day for 30 days—around the block, 20 miles to work, whatever suits you—then…

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