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NC Cyclocross

Va Du Mar Cyclocross Race Report

Peeling myself out from the warm covers early Sunday morning, the light wasn’t out yet and as I stumbled my way through getting dressed. It was going to be a long day as my knee and body screamed in pain due to the prior days 5k race efforts. Record time into the car, hitting up McDonalds for a Muffin, sausage, egg and cheese breakfast. 25…

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Stephanie Cole

Motivational Monday with Stephanie Cole

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What’s your name and location? Stephanie Cole, Charlotte NC (EM:PWRteammate and motivator) What type of cycling do…

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Cyclocross Training

The First Cyclocross Practice of the Season

Have I mentioned how excited I am about the cyclocross season that is coming up? 50% excited about the racing and 50% excited about the environment, friends and culture. Last night was the first cyclocross “practice” of the season. It really is a reason for friend, George Berger, and I to get out to Fisher Farms with barriers and ride around in circles. Another one…

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longsleeve

Mid-Season EM:PWR Clothing Order

  Did you see how much fun we were having on the EM:PWR Cycling Club and want to be part of the cool kids? Did you miss the original EM:PWR Cycling kit order?  Did you purchase a jersey and realized you wanted 10 more? Did you crave a long sleeve jersey for the early morning rides?   Back for a limited time you can order…

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Burn 24 Hour

Questioning a 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Race

Lately when I race and people ask how it was I simply can’t answer as I don’t feel like I am really racing.  I feel like I’m riding around in circles, trying to find the next gear within my own.   I’ve finished mostly last for the past year of my cycling life.   I argue with myself that this place is better than not starting which…

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People for Bikes

I Believe in Bikes, They DO Make the World Better

I believe that bikes can solve many of the worlds problems if we put enough energy behind it to do so.  I know I am happier on the bike than most anywhere else in the world.   In honor of May being National Bike Month the fine folks at People for Bikes have created a short film. I believe in bikes, and I believe that we…

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30 Days of Biking

#30DaysofBiking Update

It has been over a week since updating you about my 30 days of biking challenge, so here is a quick update. Day 1 : A 19 mile road ride Day 2: A daily commute of 5 miles to Davidson, NC – take the bus from there to Charlotte and then a mile commute.  In the evening I reversed it Day 3: I only did…

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Bike Accident

Two Charlotte Based em:pwr Members Hit by Cars This Week

I have a very humbled and sad feeling inside when I type this.  If it doesn’t come across well, if my grammar stinks and spelling is horrid I am sorry.   This type of message is one I never want to relay, it is one that pains me before I even begin. Last Thursday morning I woke to an email from Benjamin Wilson.  Ben is not…

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6 Hours of Warrior Creek

Arleigh’s Race Recap: 2011 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

As a human I try not to stress about the small things in life, only when I am highly intoxicated do I start to worry about all the things in life that I am juggling.   A few days last week I started to stress out majorly about the upcoming 6 Hours of Warrior Creek. Worries are for Pussies And I’m a pussy.   Here’s a small…

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Pam Sayler Kinetic Trainers

Motivational Monday : Pam Sayler

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com 1. What’s your name and location? Pam Sayler, the cold frigid Minnesota.  (Pam is the North American Sales Manager…

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