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FIT CHICK PICKS :: the top 5.

Brooklyn Fit Chick here and the East Coast weather is finally starting behave which means I can start going on my all-day rides once again. (Huzzah!) My personal favorite day trip runs from Prospect Park to For Tilden Beach and requires generous amounts of sun block and an iPod full of motivating tunes. Being a [...]

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TERRY TENT SALE + LUND RIDE WEEKEND

  Ride, shop, help children and families thrive. Come join us for the best family-oriented cycling event of the year. Ride: 16-, 30-, or 55-mile rides, plus a 4-mile family ride option, all starting in South Burlington. Shop: Terry Tent Sale with incredible deals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Help Kids: $50 adult (+$100 in [...]

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LOOKING FORWARD TO MAY.

Basketball has its March Madness, Baseball its spring training, but for cyclists, we own a complete month – May. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, the designation of May as National Bike Month began in 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling. “Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money [...]

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Bicycles Plus, Terry’s Best Bike Shop for Women

To be the best bike shop for women it takes a holistic approach: luscious inventory and warm hearted men embracing customers from all walks of life, supporting the community seeking “Reasons to Ride” and creating a friendly, joyful environment that makes all kinds of people just want to come and hang out with bikes and [...]

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HOW FAST CAN A BRUISED EGO HEAL?

I have written recently about the “off season” and how I look forward to moving my body differently during the winter months  - repairing both my body and mind from the grueling pace of training when I am in season. But even a “Derailleur” can learn a thing or two about what does and doesn’t work. And that [...]

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EXERCISING YOUR CHANGE MUSCLE.

GET WITH THE PROGRAM!   My job as your “Derailleur” is to remind you if you want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer – look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular physical activity are hard to ignore. But let’s address the most forgotten and underdeveloped muscle in [...]

Resolutions Sale

ARE YOUR RESOLUTIONS ON CLEARANCE YET?

TURNING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FROM FICTION TO NONFICTION. As I walked into a major book retailer, I was assaulted with reminders that it was the end of December, which means resolution time, and that our new year’s resolutions often “go on sale or clearance”. Books titled Rid Yourself of Doubt, or Should You?”, “Tremble Your [...]

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OFF SEASON

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN. My job as a Derailleur is to support you on your journey. Both your journey in-season and off-season. Your in-season journey may include becoming a stronger rider on hills. Your in-season journey may include mastering sneaking out of your house to get your ride in so you have “you time”. There [...]

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Georgena Terry, the video

In the early days of Terry, I can remember spending hours with a photographer who wanted an edgy photo of me surrounded by bicycle wheels. I have so little patience for sitting, smiling, raising my chin a bit, turning my head this way then that way and waiting for lighting and backgrounds to be adjusted. [...]

How To Use Bar End Shift Levers

A lot of riders feel a little uncomfortable the first time they use bar end shift levers. Here’s a technique to keep you from wandering all over the road when you’re shifting.