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Cross of the North 2013

A Cyclocross Race for Last Place

When someone asks how your race went, traditionally you want to tell them your place 1st or 5th out of 10, something to that tune. When you are in last place you want to list out all the other positives of the race, this was my race this past Sunday. My first race of any discipline in Colorado, my first cyclocross race of the season,…

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CrossVegas Women’s Race to Receive Equal Payout

Ladies, you have an even bigger reason to head to Las Vegas later this month. Lazer Sport has made it so women are receiving equal payout at the 2013 Cross Vegas race. Now ladies, support the race and sponsor that has allowed this to happen! Lazer has stepped up their annual participation at Clif® Bar Cross Vegas with sponsorship of the Elite Women’s race.  This…

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NC Cyclocross Arleigh Jenkins

Race Recap: NC CX Charlotte (Humble Pie)

Prep was solid into this race. Hitting about 90% of my training for the two weeks leading into the event. Could I have been at 100%? I’m sure, but I’m not a pro and I do have a life to live.

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NC CX Statesville

Race Recap: NC CX Statesville

My words are becoming to mimic a broken record. Lacking or should I say SLACKING off my beautiful training plan. Lots of time in the car, only a handful of bike rides between the Boone Cyclocross race 2 weeks prior and that was also a joke. Does it sound like I’m setting you up for a big let down of a result? Because I’m not….

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Race Prep: NC CX Boone-Town Throw Down

In fashion from this past week’s race prep of Lion’s Roar here is my “get super excited” pre-race report. I feel more prepared than last week, and that is mostly because I raced last week. I have been focusing on stretching, more back/core work and such so my ass doesn’t lock up on me again. Tomorrow during openers I plan on doing a bunch of…

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Arleigh NC Cyclocross Lion's Roar

Race Report: Lion’s Roar NC Cyclocross #2

While I have raced several cross races this year, they all have been prep work (fun) for the grand event of the North Carolina Cyclocross series. This series kicked off this past weekend, I didn’t make the Saturday race so Sunday was the official kick off to the next 3 months of cyclocross racing! In order to give you a full scope of the race…

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Interbike '12: Cross Vegas

Interbike ’12: Cross Vegas

Keep up to date with the Bike Shop Girl coverage of the 2012 Interbike Trade Show with coverage, previews, exclusives and interviews A photo dump of random photos from the night of the 2012 Cross Vegas race during Interbike. Includes a trip on the Yakima party bus, tequila shots, bike races and awesome people in the industry!

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NC Cyclocross

Motivational Monday: ‘Tis Cyclocross Season

The weather is cooler, the days are getting shorter and this means one thing. Cyclocross. The season in the southeast normally doesn’t start until mid fall but more and more groups are getting on board and we should have a couple series in the area to attend. ‘Cross “Race” Calendar September 4th – (Tentative) Tuesday Nights Under the Lights in Boone, NC September 8th –…

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Southeast Cyclocross Events

Middle of July means one thing for my dearest friends. Cyclocross season is coming! Last year my NC & SC Cyclocross Event post went over very well, so this year I’ll be doing it again. If you are in the Southeast and have a schedule, know of a training ride, clinic or anything – please add comments below or contact me! North Carolina   South…

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Motivational Monday Julie Paisant

Motivational Monday with Julie Paisant

Julie is a local lady I know from cyclocross. She fully embodies that of em:pwr cycling and motivating all. She’s out there ringing the cowbell and taking photos from the first race to the last. She also cheers you on when she passes you in her races! Kudos to Julie and all she does for women’s cycling. What’s your name and location? Julie Paisant, High…

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