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Motivational Monday with Christy

Motivational Monday with Christy

What is your name? Christy What type of cycling do you enjoy? Long group rides and tackling hills What is your first cycling memory? Learning on the old red Schwinn all four siblings learned to ride on in the back yard. Who inspires you to ride? Better yet, why? People in my riding group who encourage me to challenge myself. What has been your best moment on the bike so far this year? 60 mile group ride loop including beautiful scenery I had not…

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Motivational Monday with Mac

Motivational Monday with Mac in Chicago

What is your name and location? Mac Grambauer, Chicago, IL What type of cycling do you enjoy? Commuter and recreational riding. What is your first cycling memory? It’s not my first, but it’s one of my most vivid–I was 5 or 6, riding down my walkway, and there was a big bee on the ground. I served to avoid running it over, and I swerved so hard and fast I threw myself off my bike and scraped my knee. Being a little kid I started…

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Motivational Monday Molly

Motivational Monday with Molly in Charlotte

What is your name and location? Molly in Charlotte, NC What type of cycling do you enjoy? Road What is your first cycling memory? Teaching myself how to ride a bike in my driveway when I was 5 or 6. It was too big for me and there were no training wheels, I stayed out until it was dark, determined to learn to ride it, and I did! Who inspires you to ride? Better yet, why? I’m part of a women’s triathlon group, Tri It for Life, that me…

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Motivational Monday with Suzanne E.

Motivational Monday with Suzanne E.

What is your name and location? Suzanne E. San Diego California What type of cycling do you enjoy? Road, Track and baby trailer park hopping What is your first cycling memory? I was four and the much bigger neighbor kid got a banana seat bike with ape hangers. I asked to try it. I could barely reach the pedals and I could not touch the floor so they held on while I got started. It felt like flying! Until I went to turn around and realized I also…

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small business colorado

Why Should We Buy Local When It Isn’t Equal?

During the past month of mad scrambles to get presents and my new routine of walking the streets of Boulder, Colorado, past boutique’s and chains I have become jaded. Sidebar: I believe my feelings changed around the time American Express started pushing “Small Business Saturday” the day after Black Friday several years ago. If you really are a small business owner, there is a chance you don’t even accept American Express…

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2014 Breck Epic

Breck Epic: Keystone Aqueduct

Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. Over the hump! Day 4 is a monster loop that brings us from Breckenridge to Keystone and back with a few big ridges in between. Today we rode about 42 miles and 6500′ of climbing and was reminded that “it ain’t called the Breck Epic Tickle Fight”. The routine now is pretty set from day to day and we are pretty dialed with our mornings. I…

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The Bike Industry is Sick (1)

The Bike Industry is Sick and Hiring More Women Won’t Fix It

Over the past few weeks there have been a few articles highlighting the need for better inclusivity for women in order to help grow the industry. First there was Amanda Batty who left PinkBike as a writer after being bullied and not supported by her employer. Then, the League of American Bicyclists released a Women Bike report, “Bike Shops for Everyone: Strategies for Making Bike Retail More Welcoming to Women.” Quickly behind the Bi…

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Children's Bikes for Life Training

Week-End Round Up for March 15

Grab a delicious cup of coffee as it is time for the week-end round up. Have something to add? Put a link in the comments below. This past weekend I attended training with Bicycle Colorado & Bike for Life. Look for a recap of the training and more information about what these two great programs are doing. [sd_action_box bgcolor=”#ed228d” textcolor=”#ffffff”] Products in for Review [/sd_action_box]Several products are…

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Motivational Monday with Nicole

Motivational Monday with Nicole

WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND LOCATION? Nicole in Memphis, TN WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING DO YOU ENJOY? City cycling (commuting by bike), group rides with friends or my husband, light mountain biking WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CYCLING MEMORY? How about my most powerful cycling memory? I met my husband on my 1st metric century ride and he proposed on that same ride 2 years later. He put signs up near the end of the ride with a poem he had written. I didn’t get it…

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Motivational Monday Ashley

Motivational Monday with Ashley in Malaysia

What is your name? Ashley in Penang, Malaysia or at AeroChick.com What type of cycling do you enjoy? Road and Cyclocross What is your first cycling memory? I’m sure if I go way back I can remember things earlier, but one of the things I do remember is my brother, who’s three years younger than I, picking up my bike and riding it around sans-training wheels. I remember being pissed that he could ride it better than I could. Who inspir…

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