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First Race of 2011 : DFL

Never build a bicycle days before a race without being able to ride it, never make major changes like gearing or tires with out being able to test ride.

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New Years Resolution

2011 Cycling Resolutions

My resolutions were simple, and parallel much of my 2011 season list we touched on last week.  I want to make a keynote that I want to know your resolutions and how we can make each other accountable for them! Drum Roll Please Start riding on the road Start actively riding 3+ times a week Fill in the other days with working out and yoga…

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The Best of 2010 at Bike Shop Girl

One of the best things I enjoy about ringing in a new year is looking back at 2010 and taking inventory. A recap of sorts, we’ll touch on popular post, link traffic in, and Bike Shop Girl elsewhere in the world. Most Popular Post in 2010 The Bicycle Industry is Regressing – In 2011 I plan on picking up the podcast with more steam and…

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Did Santa Bring You Something for Cycling?

As the holidays are winding down and people are getting home for travels, or heading out on their own version I want to see what everyone received for the holidays! My Presents for the Holiday Now, I don’t believe I received any bicycle related holiday gifts. Unless the awesome $8 tshirt from Target counts?   I did receive many great gifts and most of them can’t…

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Planning the 2011 Season

It is easy to say that 2010 for me was one of changes, mental rearranging and finding my footing in the end.  I have many hopes going into 2011 for life and more specific cycling.  Some of my goals are more basic than others but by mid 2011 I hope to have my feet under me going forward quickly! A Rough Sketch of 2011 Cycling…

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Robbie and Robbie on Team RadioShack

In my teens I loved to watch pro cycling.  This was the time when Greg Lemond, then Mario Cipollini and then the near decade of Lance Armstrong taking over.   It was an exciting time to watch pro cycling from the classics to the tours.  With Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter moving to the 2011 RadioShack team it creates a pretty intense line up of…

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Essentials For the Cyclist on Your Holiday List

We can almost count the time to Christmas in hours and unfortunately I missed Hanukkah for all my Jewish friends and followers.  I’ve been asked by many what to get their cycling loved ones or friends for those last minute gifts or stocking stuffers. Top Last Minute Gift Ideas Gift Cards – that’s an easy one.  If you aren’t local to your cycling loved one…

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Virtually “Checking In”

I wanted to write everyone and say thank you again, and to also note that I’ve been taking a mental break away from blogging and cycling thoughts. My hope of this is to come back refreshed with a cleaner vision of how I’m going to go forward with cycling in my life. I love the sport, the people that are within it and how I…

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#YouCanRide, Thank You All

I wanted to thank all of you for the overwhelming response to my last post. I’m still trying to find the soul to ride out on the road, or even ride as much as I was before. It has seemed the more I think about riding, the less riding I do!

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Finding the Soul to Ride

Finding the Soul to Ride

We all know by now, I was hit by a car two months ago.   To this date I haven’t been able to ride on the road. I haven’t mentally been able to prepare myself, or get over the gut wrench that I think about when I think about riding. I’ve taken the steps.  I changed out the saddle, stem and handlebar on a Raleigh Clubman…

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