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Beginning of Season Bike Maintenance Checklist

Time for a tune up

If you’re like many of us who live in the frozen north, your bike has been sitting around for weeks waiting patiently for you. While you still have a few weeks of quiet time on your hands, there are a

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A small bicycle for a small rider

The design that would conquer STP.

One of the joys of my business is when I can help a rider find unique solutions to her problems so she can achieve her cycling goals. The Goal: Ride the Seattle to Portland Classic. 200 miles in two days

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Advertising to Female Cyclists

Grrrr

The May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News had an article by Megan Tompkins about advertising to female cyclists and how the industry can do a better job of appealing to them. The gist of the article was

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Product Review: Aero Tech Designs Hi Vis Cycling Jersey (aka “Can you see me now?”)

hi-viz cycling jersey

The cycling bug hit me big time in the late 1970’s when I was living in Pittsburgh. Every summer, my gang from the Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen headed to GEAR (The Great EAstern Rally) for a long weekend of cycling, workshops

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Product Review: Road Holland Aalsmeer Women’s Cycling Jersey

Women's Cycling Jersey

The Road Holland brand should be on every cyclist’s radar. Their Aalsmeer women’s cycling jersey ticked every box on my “must have” list: great fit, technical fabric, appealing color, classic good looks and worth the price. Let’s start with the

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Cycling Podcasts

cycling podcasts

Thanks to the overwhelming success of Great Britain’s cyclists on the road and in the Olympics, the podcast world is brimming over with offerings. I’ve selected some of my favorites. Download them from iTunes and enjoy! The Cycling Anthology Savory

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Women’s Cycling Today

The recent women’s cycling summit I attended was a hotbed of discussion about female cyclists and the bicycle industry.  The perceived chasm that separates women from what they want and what the industry thinks they want is as wide as

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How Important is the Bicycle Standover Height?

Bicycle Standover Height

The bicycle standover height is really important! If you can’t stand over the top tube without touching it, you run the risk of hurting yourself when you stop quickly. If the top tube is higher than you are, i.e. you

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Pearl Rides the Tour de Palm Springs

Tour de Palm Springs

A good friend of mine rode the Tour de Palm Springs earlier this month. She sent me this delightful latest installment from her “soap opera.” “One Woman Copes, wherein Pearl Rides the Tour de Palm Springs” It is some time

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REI Tempe and a Georgena Terry Bicycle

Coto Doñana

When you purchase a Georgena Terry bicycle, it doesn’t arrive on your doorstep in a box. Nope. I send it to a dealer and pay to have it not only assembled, but fit to you as well. I’ve had a

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