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    Woodside Beasts Girls Recruitment Ride

    Hi friends! Do you know a high school GIRL on the San Francisco peninsula? The Woodside Beasts High School Mountain Bike Team is hosting a girls recruitment ride and info meeting this Sunday @...
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    I actually recommend clipping out at the TOP...

    I actually recommend clipping out at the TOP (12:00) of your pedal stroke. For one, if you're standing on the opposing leg (at 6:00) that will naturally put your other leg at 12:00. Additionally,...
  3. Thread: Clipless 101

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    Fall down once, get up twice! How does that...

    Fall down once, get up twice! How does that saying go?

    Here's how we teach to clip + unclip in our Bike Skills clinics. It's pretty foolproof.

    To clip in + start:

    Straddle the top tube
    Do...
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    There are fitters with no education (except...

    There are fitters with no education (except perhaps a mentorship with another fitter or experience in a bike shop) and there are fitters who are also physical therapists or biomechanics specialists. ...
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    All good. I actually found you quite easily by...

    All good. I actually found you quite easily by putting together your Twitter handle and location and googling that. Looks like you have quite the background in advocacy and transportation. So, why...
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    Who are you?

    Streever, you might be more effective in gathering information if you share your identity. What's your name and where can we find your blog?

    Lorri
  7. +1 on compression tights/socks. I've been using...

    +1 on compression tights/socks. I've been using Defeet's Decompressors and love them (and they're much easier to use than tights).

    Solid, progressive warm-up both days (at least 45 minutes) as...
  8. here's #3

    JJ's was the first, then Natalie built a prototype for herself, and then there was mine -- the first of the new A-Line! I picked it up in August in Portland and toured the state for almost three...
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    is it possible you aren't getting enough speed up...

    is it possible you aren't getting enough speed up as you try to get onto the saddle and get your second foot onto the pedal? speed/momentum is your friend on the bike. that's what keeps the bike...
  10. 2010 Velo Girls coaching programs for men + women

    Velo Girls Coaching Services is thrilled to announce our 2010 clinic + camp schedule! In 2009, we had more than 800 participants in our various programs. Almost all of our 2009 clinics sold-out weeks...
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    Sidi T2 Carbon Triathlon Shoes - size 42

    just posted to Craigslist. worn twice (2 sprint triathlons). virtually new. no cleats. white with blue. free shipping to TE ladies within the continental US.
    ...
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    I just got this one in the mail today and it's...

    I just got this one in the mail today and it's super-cute. it has a bit of spandex in it to give it a very, very flattering look and the feel is awesome.

    http://usa.apresvelo.com/product/141
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    2010 road racing in Northern CA

    The official NCNCA road racing calendar has been posted:

    http://www.ncnca.org/road/

    In addition, details for the 2010 NCNCA Early Bird (EB) training series are posted here:
    ...
  14. I'll ride with you, Emily! My weekday schedule...

    I'll ride with you, Emily! My weekday schedule is very flexible.

    Lorri
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    If you're in Northern CA (or just want to take a...

    If you're in Northern CA (or just want to take a nice vacation in Northern CA) come to one of my clinics. We've had participants from all over the US and Canada. We're pretty much finished for 2009...
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    +1 on Pedal Wench's suggestion to have...

    +1 on Pedal Wench's suggestion to have resistance.

    To learn to get out of the saddle, I recommend starting on a flat road (somewhere quiet and safe).

    Add resistance (shift to a harder gear). ...
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    probably not, but it's one of the best drills to...

    probably not, but it's one of the best drills to illustrate the ability to steer your bike with your core/hips/saddle instead of your hands. and it's fun, mostly because many riders don't believe...
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    Here are the fundamental skills as we teach them...

    Here are the fundamental skills as we teach them in our clinics:

    From a bike fit POV, make sure your saddle is level. If your saddle is nose-down, it will push your body mass forward onto your...
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    you could probably wear wool pants and a leather...

    you could probably wear wool pants and a leather jacket in July in SF and feel just fine. will you be in the city itself or in another part of the Bay Area? the weather varies dramatically...
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    I recommend a mtn bike shoe for all riders if you...

    I recommend a mtn bike shoe for all riders if you have any intention of walking in your shoes (including rest stops on rides).

    Too much float can cause just as many biomechanical problems as not...
  21. The reason that toe-clips/cage have the...

    The reason that toe-clips/cage have the reputation of being dangerous is that, if used properly (tightening the straps down tightly so the foot doesn't move), the chance of your foot not releasing...
  22. Not true. Once you learn how to properly use...

    Not true. Once you learn how to properly use stickies (platform pedals with pins along with sticky-soled shoes, you can totally bunny hop without clipless pedals.

    What most folks don't realize...
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    I've always thought you should really scrub the...

    I've always thought you should really scrub the heck out of new road rash and get all the grit out. If you don't, you're prone to infection and scarring. When I was hit by a car (2002), the ER...
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    BTW, we still have a few spots left in this...

    BTW, we still have a few spots left in this weekend's Girls Got Skills clinic:

    https://old.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=3032
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    Hi BalaRoja! I've been racing and coaching women...

    Hi BalaRoja! I've been racing and coaching women racers and race team since 2002. I'm happy to share some info with you. There are many women's teams in Northern CA (not the case in 2002 when I...
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