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Pedal Savvy Bike Fashion Show

Fritz over at Cyclelicio.us posted some great photos from the Pedal Savvy Fashion Show on November 6th, 2010. It’s good to see cycling fashionable elsewhere in the country and the whole “bike fashion show” idea taking off over the past couple years. The biggest unfortunate of events like the above is the hipster appeal.   It is exciting to see “normal” looking people on bikes but…

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Friday Night Lights

Another work week has come and gone. Thankfully last night after the close of the business week I found myself with the time to stop by the local trail on my way home from work.  The weather has been getting colder in Charlotte, NC and it was rather surprising getting out of the car at 6pm at the trail head with the wind and leaves…

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Bicycle Building with Friends

Before my El Mariachi was even an idea, my friend Shelley was looking for a 29er. We went through all the various options and her needs. As I’m still biased to many of Salsa’s products, and the Mamasita was a big hit, we kept eye out for a size small Mamasita or El Mariachi for her. After a month or so, the 2011 Salsa El…

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Where Do You Go Now?

A follow up from a few Friday’s ago..October 1st.  The first day of October Two Thousand Ten.  10,01,10. TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday That’s what I kept saying to myself a few Friday’s ago.     It was the first day of October, which at work meant that all the month end reports, analytics and answers for clients were needed to be finalized. As I ended…

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Feedback Needed

Let’s cut to the chase : I was hit by a car My life perspective has changed I sold Commute By Bike Trying to mountain bike more Adding more spin on marketing and social media, what I do for an honest living In efforts to keep things more stream line in my life I’m looking to my readers for input.  I’ve been posting as an…

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Recovery…

First off, thank you all for your warm responses, comments, emails and Tweets.  I greatly appreciate it and it has made the experience a bit easier to handle. I’m still gathering thoughts, and trying to find closure on the events that have happened in the past few weeks.  Temporarily please visit Arsbars.com (my personal blog) for more thoughts and feelings. Thanks again to everyone. I’ll…

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I was hit by a car on Friday

I’m not really ready to post too many details, it is easier to tell you to read my Twitter feed for details. Trying to mentally wrap my head around it. Full story.. Read my Twitter feed @bikeshopgirlcom

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Safety is More Important

The below quote is pulled from the Ottawa Citizen that by chance found its way to my inbox this morning. It is very fitting as only last night while riding home from work the reminder of personal safety was rudely reminded to my senses. A car, not thinking, took a right hand in front of me only after passing me 3 minutes before. Fortunately I…

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Gore-Tex I Love You

It has been raining non-stop in Charlotte, NC, I’m not complaining as we have been in a drought. My morning was pleasant thanks to freshly installed fenders and a Gore Paclite (waterproof) jacket. How about you, are you wimping out of riding because of rain? Suck it up guys. Excuse my grammar, sent from my mobile phone. Make sure.to add me on Twitter @bikeshopgirlcom

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2011 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes

In August of 2011 we did a full review of Raleigh Capri 4.0, view it over yonder. Aluminum hydroframed with carbon fork, change the spec and you have three different levels of Raleigh’s new womens road line.   There are some thoughts I walk away with after looking through the line.  First off, I don’t understand the geometry and will look more into it with Raleigh. …

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