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Monday..Tuesday..WEDNESDAY

When I wake up my feeling of getting out of bed is hit or miss. Either I am really excited about the day and inspired, or I want to cuddle up, staying nice and tucked away for the day. As my family members can vouch, I could sleep a day away and believe me I have! I think it is a trait that I learned…

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women's cyclocross

Cyclocross Training and Technique Videos

As I sit watching Big Brother and drinking an Acme beer (today is a recovery day) I decided it would be a great time to soak in as many “how to” videos on cyclocross as possible. What are your favorites? Add them in the comments and I’ll add to the post!

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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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Women's Cycling Monday Recovery Ride

Monday is an Easy Ride

Today is the day I started “cyclocross training.” It should have been July 1st, but well I didn’t. August 1st is a doable time period as NC Cyclocross runs later than most parts of the country, October 22nd is the first race. What does this mean? This means I need to stay inspired and motivated for the next 6 months, through the end of January….

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North Carolina Cyclocross

Follow Friday Links: Training for Cyclocross

I’m officially getting pumped for the upcoming cyclocross season. Maybe it is delirium over the heat lately, or maybe the simple feeling of setting a goal for myself and really wanting to meet it? Over the years I have compiled a great list of resources for inspiration, information, tips and basic outlines of creating a training plan for the season. By no means am I…

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Motivatonal Monday Sirena

Motivational Monday with Sirena Lundsford

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? Sirena Lundsford, Winston-Salem NC What type of cycling do you enjoy?…

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George Berger Cyclocross

Race Report : NCCX #14 Greensboro

George Berger, the first member of the new em:pwr cycling team,  started riding BMX as a kid in Houston, graduated to local crits and road races, then moved into mountain bikes and triathlons before finally ending up as someone who loves ‘cross more than anything else. The problem, he says, was that each major cycling ‘era’ for him was in different decades. He says that if he’d have…

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Carla Swart

Take a Moment for Carla Swart

I didn’t know Carla Swart, though she went to college an hour from my home and many of my friends rode, races or coached her.   I’ve heard rumors about Carla.   A girl that was ripping legs off at Nationals,  a girl from North Carolina winning big time cyclocross races, a down to earth girl that was fast and genuine. For full details on Carla’s accident…

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NC Cyclocross

First Race of 2011 : DFL

Never build a bicycle days before a race without being able to ride it, never make major changes like gearing or tires with out being able to test ride.

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