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nuun : A Hydration Review

Nutrition is an under used term for the novice cyclist or athlete.  For the professional, it is the way of life.  They run their engine like NASCAR builds their cars, with precision.  For the past few months I’ve put my family in some sort of science experiment with various types of nutrition supplements and varieties. nuun is a electrolyte replacement, with a little flare.  These…

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Do You Wear Sunscreen When You Ride?

A valid question was asked over on Twitter, “Do You Wear Sunscreen When You Ride?” My answer is yes, and well… no.  Up until this year I have always worn short sleeve jerseys when riding.  Maybe it is the roadie in me where sleeveless jerseys are banned from racing.  I often have freaky tan lines from gloves, helmet strap and short sleeve jerseys. At the…

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Essentials Purchases for Your First Triathlon

This week on Bike Shop Girl we are covering triathlons and the basics of getting started in this quickly growing sport.  We began the series with “Talk of Triathlons” and then moved on to “Basic Things to Know About Triathlons.” Today we are covering the essential equipment or gear I feel with get you across the finish more comfortable and confident.  At the end I…

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Basic Things to Know about Triathlons

Triathlons are an amazing sport to set a goal for, keep your training varied and there are several short tri’s that anyone with basic athletic or active body can complete.  Across the country women’s only triathlon events are picking up full steam.  Locally, we have the Rambling Rose Series.  This series quickly sells out and is a great attraction to those women simply trying to…

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Talk of Triathlons

If you live in United States and bicycle, there is a high chance you know about triathlons.  Maybe you’ve participated in one, have a friend who has or have been asked to do the bike portion of the triathlon. This week we will talk about the basics to know of triathlons, motivation to continue your training and finally what to be prepared for in your…

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Women in the Bike Industry, Who is to Blame?

There is a hot debate going on at Bike Hugger.  Two articles are to be mentioned : The first is “Women as Outcast’s in Cycling Industry.”  The author goes on to tell about how it was very difficult for his wife to find a bike that truly fit her, even after trying several different types of bikes and bike shops.  He ends his story with…

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Kids Bike Sales are Rising

According to an industry magazine, Bicycle Retailer, the biggest increase of imported bikes, from China, were kids’ that were up by 48% over last year.  This is a great step forward, and something that I see daily in the bike shop.   More families have been buying into the hobby of the cycling instead of the adults viewing it as a sport that needs to be…

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Keep Your Tools in Style

If you are like me, you use various bikes for different reasons.  We’ve already talked about my obsession with my basket but I also use panniers and a messenger bag.  Because of this I am always moving my tools between bags or bikes.  Most of my daily bikes have a designated seat bag under the saddle but for my daily commuter I need something that…

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Bike Commuting with Children

Over at CommuteByBike.com I posted an article this morning about the various ways to carry your smaller child on a bike.   It is a good article to read for the basics of child bike seats, trailers and the Xtracycle.  Many commentors have added their own ways of carrying children which I hope to touch on soon. How do you ride with your smaller children? Do…

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Clipless Pedal Advantages and Disadvantages

We recently talked about the different types of pedals, and left the conversation with the question “Do I Need Clipless Pedals?” Advantages of Clipless Pedals There are three main advantages that I tell every customer thinking of getting a pair of shoes and clipless pedals. You will be more efficient and faster on the bike. You are able to use the whole pedal stroke, not…

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