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Pearl Izumi Pro Barrier Shoe Covers

Preview: Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB Shoe Covers

Shoe covers are a funny thing. For me, it is the make or break temperature. If I have to put shoe covers on it normally means that most of my friends won’t ride with me because it is too cold. Recently I realized my hobbled together shoe covers that I have been putting more and more duct tape on every year have had it. They are neoprene ones that I had bought probably 8 years ago now. They’ve worked wonderfully and the duct tape I be…

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Aspercreme

North Meck CX #2 Race Report

…ting at 6pm. The way it works is the course wraps around 4 different baseball and softball fields, utilizing the lights of the fields to light up the area outside of the fence. Up and down the hills, between the fields, some run ups, some barriers and always good fun but never on the ball fields! I lined up this week with the boys. There were no girls to play with. Very sad since I know several women that would rack the season but they never show…

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Motivational Monday Melinda

Motivational Monday with Miranda

What’s your name and location? Miranda from Dallas, y’all What type of cycling do you enjoy? Relaxed rides on trails and around lakes, commuter biking, road biking. What is your first cycling memory? Oh my goodness, this is an intense one. I remember riding around the church parking lot across from my house. My papa was watching my sisters and me and I wanted to show off my sweet moves for him. As I peddled around in dizzying circles…

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Giro LA DND Women's Glove

Preview: Giro LA DND Women’s Glove

There are two styles of mountain bike gloves I use. The first is your basic, light-weight, and is really there to keep your hands from slipping off your bars when they are covered with sweat, or when you slide across the hard pack dirt trails. The second type of glove I use is for longer rides, with a bit more padding in the palm and normally a size bigger for when my hands swell and my fingers “grow.” The Giro LA DND gloves fall int…

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bang-head-here

At War with the Industry I Love

It is no secret my history with the bike industry. Without coming from parents in the industry I am as close to growing up in the industry as you can. At 15 I was a shop rat, living my life in some way or another around bicycles since then. In two years when I am 30 I will have spent half my life revolving around bicycles and all things that are the culture of bikes. This is where I mention that I wouldn’t change a thing. I have spent half…

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Lezyne Micro Caddy

Lezyne Micro Caddy Bag Review

Saddle bags are a needed thing in my life. Something that most bike shops forget to mention when they sell you that new road or mountain bike. Riding around with out tools, tube or inflation device is like driving around in your car with out a spare tire. Yes, you can call someone if you get a flat but that isn’t the empower cycling female I hope you are! Plus, a saddle bag can hold that phone for you as well. Most folks don’t think…

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Foundry Cycles Auger B1

My Bikes: Foundry Cycles Auger B1

As a rep for Quality Bicycle Products I have many bikes that are ridden and driven all around the Southeast. They are *all* considered demo’s, so if you are in the southeast and want to try out one of my bikes let me know in the comments or drop me a line on the contact page. The newest bike in my fleet is a cyclocross bike from Foundry Cycles. When looking through all the brands I rep for my next cyclocross bike for the upcoming season I…

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sweaty bike commute

Commuting Basics: If You Arrive on Time, You’re Late

Bike commuting is a passion of mine. The joy of swinging a leg over my bike to get to my next destination is freeing and can make any day feel complete. One thing I realize as more friends and readers are getting into bike commuting is that there can be a hugee lack of preparation for going by bike and the stress that involves. There are many topics on this subject, but today’s point is this. Just because you rode your bike does not mean y…

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Women's 29er MTB

First Impressions: 2011 Specialized Myka Expert Women’s 29er

For the past month the women behind Bike Shop Girl have been test riding the 2011 Specialized Myka Expert 29er. Getting our own first hand impressions of how Specialized does women’s 29ers. Along the way this has also allowed us to try out the Specialized 29er tires, Specialized Riva saddle and Rock Shox “Specialized Womens Tuned” fork. The Fit of the Specialized Myka 29er As a woman, I stand 5’10 with 33″ inseam….

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Surly Pugsley Yellow

Bike Build: Surly Pugsley Banana Cracker Commuter

…ible) Surly Nice Rack- Not pictured, but a rear rack with Ortlieb panniers (in white of course) Knog Blinder USB light- front/rear. Will be upgraded to brighter lights in the fall Surly Black Floyd Tires- Not pictured as we won’t switch these out until she actually starts the commute. Smooth, balloon like tires for easy rolling….

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