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Interview with Jill Homer

Win a Bike Light – Motivational Monday with Jill Homer

…the current cycling industry inspires you, and better yet WHY? In the cycling industry, I would say the guys at Salsa Cycles inspire me — Jason Boucher, Joe Meiser, etc. Not only is their company continuously developing innovative bicycles for all types of riding, but they’re out there riding them all the time. Jason rides through the winter in Minnesota. Joe has finished the Tour Divide and Trans-Iowa. I’ve met them both — Jason is o…

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Offseason Fall

Properly Preparing for the Offseason

…g photos and watching helmet cam footage for trails I dream to ride. Some great folks to follow : Jeff Kerkove, Salsa Cycles, Gnat Likes, Milltown Cycles, SheBicycles, Soozed, DJ Scene (Great podcast music),  Saddle Up Bike…the list keeps going. Maybe this deserves it’s own post! Riding with Others – Whenever possible I plan to hit up group rides and drag my family kicking and screaming into the cold. What are You Doing This Off…

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Salsa Spearfish

Mountain Bike Fit Musings

…etimes an 80mm hard tail, or something of the variety. Lately I’ve been spending more and more time on my Salsa Spearfish 29er. 100mm in the front, 80mm in the rear. The bike is a real treat to ride, and as I adventure more and more around the southeast I do believe it is the perfect bike for 90% of the trails. Here’s Where I Am Struggling One thing I am working on this spring is going up. Learning how to climb for longer periods. Lea…

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Arleigh Pain Cave

Visiting the Pain Cave

…30;that is my ultimate goal. In late May I started riding with a powertap strapped to the rear of two bikes, my Salsa Spearfish and my Foundry Auger. For the first month I was to just ride in the zones spelled out on my weekly training, these zones were mostly by feel and heart rate. Around mid June I went through my first threshold test in many years. The threshold test is in basic terms when you pin it and hold a level that you think you can ho…

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Finding the White Line

…c tire on the front and powertapped wheel on the back have become my main vehicle of training next to my prized Salsa Spearfish. The Moral of this Rant It is funny that I live in the bike industry and yet it has taken 5 years and a cyclocross bike to make me fall back in love with road riding. Less than a month on it and I’m already looking forward to my next road ride. When training plans say to go either MTB or Road I am now torn on which…

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First Flight Bicycles

Shop Photo Roll: First Flight Bicycles

Been working today on program/settings/lighting with a new camera I picked up for Interbike. (My Canon 7D decided last minute to need servicing.) One of the places I visited today was First Flight Bicycles… the Charlotte area Salsa dealer….

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