The Best of 2010 at Bike Shop Girl
One of the best things I enjoy about ringing in a new year is looking back at 2010 and taking inventory.
A recap of sorts, we’ll touch on popular post, link traffic in, and Bike Shop Girl elsewhere in the world.
Most Popular Post in 2010
The Bicycle Industry is Regressing – In 2011 I plan on picking up the podcast with more steam and bringing many people in (not all women!) to touch on this subject more from behind enemy lines.
Women in the Bike Industry – Who is to Blame? - Another one of those that tickled those women that work in the bike industry, or try to shop within a male dominated industry. We will continue to make forward progress and continue to teach store managers, owners and suppliers how to better server all customers (especially women.)
Thank God for Spandex – I’ve Gotten Fat - This officially change officially starts tomorrow with a bike ride and detox. Water, green tea and salad, but I’m open to more educated suggestions.
I was Hit by a Car on Friday – This was originally posted on Arsbars.com, and has many, many, many loving and thoughtful comments. You, my readers can never understand how much your support through the recovery has helped me.
Safety is Important - Only days before my accident on October 1st 2010, I wrote about how safety is important and cyclist have no chance against automobiles.
SRAM Force Brakes, Breaking? - I pissed off my media contact at SRAM for pulling this old news out of the sewer, but I still feel like people should be reminded to check their NOS (new old stock) brakes as they keep resurfacing.
Women’s Designed 29ers – Gary Fisher has done it and introduced 29ers with a women’s fit and part. Amen, I’m excited and can’t wait to get my hands on one for review!
Another Cyclist Hit in Charlotte, NC - One of many cyclist injured or killed in 2010 within our region. Sad and sickening.
Can I Wear Men’s Cycling Shorts? - YES, but know what to look for.
Top Referrers to Bike Shop Girl in 2010
Commute By Bike - As you know I sold this site in October, but hope to start contributing again in 2011
Kent’s Bike Blog – Dear Kent whom wrote kind words of encouragement to get me back on the bike
Cycling Weapons of Mass Destruction
Arsbars - My own personal site
Bicycling Design - Educate yourself on design an upcoming technology
District Cycling – Mostly a podcast, centered around road cycling and Washington D.C
Bike to Work Barb - I can’t forget Barb, whom started a hashtag for me on Twitter! #youcanride
Found Elsewhere in 2010
Bike Shop Girl NAHBS on YouTube – I was fortunate enough to do quick/dirty interviews for NAHBS 2010. Looking back I had a lot to learn, but glad I was fortunate to help!
Bike Shop Girl on Facebook - I don’t utilize this channel as much as I should, but at the time of writing this there are 880 people liking the page, and I’m honored
Bike Shop Girl on Twitter - @BikeShopGirlcom I enjoy twitter and have been active since 2008 with my personal account @arsbars. With @BikeShopGirlcom I try to dedicate my tweets to cycling oriented, retweeting or promoting the site and others. At the time of writing this I have 3,457 followers and 2,825 tweets. (Compared to @arsbars with 1,157 followers and 5,827 tweets)
Women’s Cycling Magazine Covers Bike Shop Girl
A little while ago I was interviewed by a freelance writer for a new startup magazine dedicated to women, Women’s Cycling Magazine. The writer wasn’t sure the article would be snagged but she loved Bike Shop Girl and wanted to try to put it under the editors eyes. Yesterday I noticed a tweet that I was featured on Women’s Cycling Magazine online!