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Bike Rides and Bike Shopping

As I work in a bike shop day in and day out I have the blessing, sometimes the curse, to play with all the latest and greatest bike parts.  This adds a ton of complication to bike shopping for myself.  I’m able to help anyone that walks in the door, calls or emails to find their perfect bike but as my goals of cycling or…

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Pink Shoes

A customer came in to the bike shop yesterday looking for pink shoes.  The only thing I had to offer her were the Sidi T2 triathlon specific model, unfortunately her foot was too wide for a Sidi shoe. Do you know of any Pink Shoes? The customer has a wider foot, so a shoe more like Shimano or Pearl Izumi fit would be best. We…

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The Best of the Best : Bike Trainers

This morning I was, brutally, reminded that some areas of the country are still in the freezing cold and in the need of bike trainers.  There are other reasons to ride a trainer outside of weather.  Including dedicated training intervals, warming up at races and even darkness can force us inside on the dreaded trainer. The New York Times recently published an article on various…

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Pre-Season Part II

My initial post about Pre-Season planning turned some heads over at Team Estrogen’s forum.  Many people were excited to talk about their 2010 goals, but after 4 pages of women’s goals there were a few asking me if I was crazy.  They looked at November and December as resting times, or they may still be trying to complete 2009. All these things are fair, but…

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Riding Tips : More Than Zero

Our first guest post from another Bike Shop Girl, Sarah Matchett.  Sarah is a USA Cycling coach based out of my shop, Cool Breeze Cyclery in North Carolina.  Sarah recently competed in the UCI World Duathlon Championships, placing 10th overall in women (non-elite.) I’m often asked how I keep doing what I do.  5 a.m. mornings, endless miles on the trainer, in the pool.  Worn…

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