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The Only Thing Scarier than a Kid on a Bike, An Adult

A Short Story about Daily Bike Dilemmas One morning I was sitting in my local little town of Davidson, NC. This is a small college town known for Davidson College and also one of the most friendly bicycle towns in the area of Charlotte, NC. Their welcome signs on all ends of the town state they are a “bicycle and pedestrian friendly town.” As I’m…

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Cycling Shoes I Can Wear to Meetings

A couple weeks ago I was chatting with Rob from Mission Workshop about the lack of women’s cycling clothing that I could get off the bike and go into work or a coffee shop. He laughed a little bit and then said to wait a couple weeks. Rob had up his sleeve the DZR shoes. Stiff, SPD compatible and a gum bottom, use them with…

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The Lost Art of Customer Service

A new main series we will be focusing on here at Bike Shop Girl will be on customer service, the lost art. My hope is to target the companies that are doing it well, and explain what others could be doing better. What Are Your Experiences This website is an open dialog between all of those within the bike industry, as owners, employees, advertisers, media…

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Dude Girl Bike Love Cycling Kit

I just spotted Bike Love Cycling Kit (jersey & shorts) from Dude Girl that grabbed my attention.  The look of the red chain creating a heart on the jersey, snatch. Be ready to pony up about $90-100 per jersey and short but if you want to step up from the boring and standard clothing for women.    

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Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle Review

Somewhere in the depths of the internet and one of my computers, is the original version of this article.  I hope the second version is only that much better than the first! Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle MSRP: $12.99 Details: BPA Free, Insulated Bottle A water bottle is a water bottle, you get them free when you buy a bike, complete a ride or purchase them…

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Customer Service : Bike Shop Failure

Last week I attempted to purchase a lock at the shop down the street from work. Prior to riding down to the shop and wasting a lunch hour I first tried to message them on twitter, following it up with an email to the owner asking what type of locks they had. Quickly, the owner responded but I can honestly say his email didn’t lead…

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Prolly : A Girl and Her Bike

Prolly is Not Probably has a host of images of Jess Versus and her beautiful purple Royale Lurker. Check them out, and encourage Prolly to have more entries from girls on fixies!

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Don’t Forget to Hydrate

As the summer cools off and we are entering the perfect temperatures of late summer/early fall I find my eating and drinking habits have suffered.  During the summer it is very easy to remember to drink water and eat healthier.  You can’t forget with the summer heat beating down on you as you ride, and amazing summer fruit and veggies available. Constant Reminder to Hydrate…

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Outlier Pants

Commuting : How Not to Wear Spandex

Originally posted at our sister site : CommuteByBike.com My tri-modal commute to Charlotte has partially changed my perspective of commuting concerns. One of these concerns is clothing which I’ll be deep diving in the next few articles. Business Attire and Dress Codes Since I now work back in the marketing and advertising industry there is more of a dress code than what you find in…

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