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Surly Krampus

Surly Krampus and the 29+ Take Over

The last 10 days of my existence I’ve been in Utah drinking in all of the new bike knowledge I could handle. One of the biggest things that came out of the event of Saddle Drive was a new fatty bike from Surly Bikes. Meet the Surly Krampus

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War with the Industry: We are the Problem

I have many bones to pick with the industry I love, I’m calling it a war – a war to get more butts on bikes, to get kids safer to adventure and for the industry to get their head out of the ground. First step was bike shops, the front line of the bicycle industry. Now to put more of a blanket across the complete industry, to…

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Southern Spokes Bicycle Festival

Sorry for lack of posting over the past couple days. I’ve been a bit busy… Website: SouthernSpokes.com Registration: SouthernSpokes.Eventbrite.com $35 for full weekend of camping and awesomeness $15 for Saturday only This is the first festival of its type in the Southeast. The goal is to create a weekend around southern cycling. One of the last weekends before school hits, and a great weekend to spend the…

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Arleigh Jenkins 2012 Burn 24

2012 Burn 24 Hour Race Recap

The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself. -Alexander Paterson Every race you do, you must take away something from it. Learn, develop and strive to be that much better the next time. Often the fight you are picking is with yourself. To be a better rider, a better person. Pre-Ride Last Friday I went…

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Chrome Dolores Review

Preview: Chrome Dolores Shoes

For the past few years I have heard the spectrum of reviews on Chrome’s shoes. Chrome, known first for their made in the US bags that started in Colorado. Now the company is based out of San Francisco and has probably 3/4 of their line made over seas. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just putting some back story out there. Back to Chrome’s shoes…

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New Bike Lights for Burn 24 Hour

The Santa Claus of shipping brought many goodies last week, the timing is in order to get things sorted and tested for the upcoming Burn 24 Hour race. New parts getting installed, new rear wheel, new Camelbak, new chamois, and now new bright ass lights. Light & Motion Seca 1400 1400 lumens on a light is completely amazing craziness. I remember when my previous Seca…

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Tech Tuesday: Why Would a Hydraulic Brake Lock Up?

One concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream works well.) I also want women to feel empowered and to…

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Motivational Monday Katie Holden

Motivational Monday with Katie Holden

I met Katie last year at Sea Otter. A kick ass, down to earth, downhill chick. She talked about mountain technique, safety and was a smiling face that many women need to see when relating to “GNAR-CORE” riders. Super approachable and always wanting to help other women get stronger! What’s your name and location? My name is Katie Holden and I live in Scotts Valley,…

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