QBP Logo
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…s, tires, wheels in your local shop were probably ordered from QBP. QBP is also the makers of the brands like : Salsa Cycles         Surly Bikes All City Cycles   Civia Cycles   Foundry Cycles QBP is also the exclusive distributors of What does this mean for you? Two major things will be happening. The first is thanks to being back within the bike industry and utilizing this site as a tool in my arsenal you’ll…

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Shelley Childers
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…called ‘Lose The Training Wheels’. It is here in Charlotte(and all over the US) sponsored by the Autism Foundation of the Carolinas. It is a weeklong camp for kids who need a little help with the basics. The goal at the end of the week is to have the kids on a true two-wheels bike. For more information please check out their website here. All About my Bikes 2007 Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Pro 26” & 2011 Salsa El Mariachi 29er…

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Salsa Spearfish
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…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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…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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TN Valley Bikes
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…long way. TN Valley specializes in going super fast on dirt (mountain and CX) or setting up some pretty cool touring and urban/commuter rigs. They are the spot in Knoxville to test ride Salsa and Surly Bike, or try on some Lazer helmets when you are there. We currently are working out a overnight camping trip for this fall, so keep your eyes peeled and getting your gear ready! Stop in and say hi to Scott and Neal if you are in the area!…

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Arleigh Pain Cave
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…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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First Flight Bicycles
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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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