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WINTER READING LIST.

Can’t ride? Escape with one of these. Mountain to Mountain. A journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan. Shannon Galpin A humbling read, for those of us who can put on a tank top and fly down the road on our bicycles. In this memoir, Shannon Galpin (honored by National Geographic magazine [...]

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WELLNESS REVOLUTION

This past spring, TERRY and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont partnered up in a pilot program designed to promote healthier lifestyles for women through cycling. Since this was the first program of its kind in Vermont, we weren’t sure how many women would be interested in going through a biometric screening process and committing [...]

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AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST BIKE MOVIE GOES TO…

You NEED to see this movie. Buy it, download it, share it with anyone who’s important to you. Rising from Ashes is sensational. The story combines the pain of Rwanda with the joy (and pain) of cycling and takes you on a ride that doesn’t end after 82 minutes. Beautifully shot, scored, edited and narrated [...]

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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 BIG IS YOUR BUT?

Is your “but” getting in the way of your ride? You can come up with a million excuses as to why you “shouldn’t” be taking the time to get on your bike for a few miles each day….work and family responsibilities are easy targets. You truly feel them as real things you can’t take time [...]

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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 [...]

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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.