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The Bike Guy's Wife

Evaluating my new mountain bike

It was a surprise when, after a season riding a Scott Spark 700 Contessa, Steve offered to switch me to to a 2018 Scott Genius 710 Contessa. (Throughout our 20+ years of marriage, well before he became the “Bike Guy,” I have become used to the idea that I shouldn’t get too attached to any… Continue Reading Evaluating my new mountain bike
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Rolling with . . . Chris Smith

A longtime rider, and member of the STBG Cyclocross team, Chris Smith has overcome many challenges in the past 10 years. Now, he's taking on something "far beyond anything I would have thought possible just a few years ago" –– the Leadville Trail 100. Continue Reading Rolling with . . . Chris Smith
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Thank you for making a Ruckus!

Thank you to everyone who came out for this year’s Ruckus Ride! It was great to see everyone. We look forward to doing it again. Continue Reading Thank you for making a Ruckus!
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Thank you for a great season

As the year drew to a close, we gathered with members of the STBG Cyclocross Team to celebrate a year filled with friendship, fun, and lots of bikes. We also handed out big checks to four of our racers for podiums achieved during the season – congratulations ladies! A shout out to team sponsors for… Continue Reading Thank you for a great season Continue Reading Thank you for a great season
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Race Pics: Coonamessett Farm

Thanks Jeff for catching the team at Coonamessett Farm CX – and Happy Anniversary to original team members Jason and Alex! Continue Reading Race Pics: Coonamessett Farm
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Race Pics: Really Rad

The team was out for two days of racing – one in the rain – in Falmouth. Congratulations to Sophie on her podium! Photo credit: Angelica Dixon Photography Continue Reading Race Pics: Really Rad
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Race Pics: Fruitlands, OrchardCross & Bittersweet

The team ended the month of October on a fun, festive and muddy/wet note with members racing at Fruitlands and Orchard Cross, and participating in the 2nd Bittersweet Women’s event. Fruitlands Bittersweet Team members Lisa and Kristin joined an all-star line up of speakers including US Olympians Lea Davison and Georgia Gould, and outdoor adventure, author Molly… Continue Reading Race Pics: Fruitlands, OrchardCross & Bittersweet Continue Reading Race Pics: Fruitlands, OrchardCross & Bittersweet
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Race Pics: Crosstobeerfest 2018

A mid-race microburst couldn’t put a damper on one of our team’s favorite races, Crosstobeerfest. Congratulations to all our racers – including Alex for her TWO podiums (1st place Women’s Short Track, 3rd place Novice Women CX) as she and Jason BOTH completed “Mike Wissell’s Bad Idea Omnium.” Continue Reading Race Pics: Crosstobeerfest 2018
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Thank you for respecting her race

At last weekend’s Minuteman CX race our daughter Sophie, age 13, decided to push herself by racing with the Cat 4/5 and Junior Women, rather than the Cub race she was signed up for. Jumping from two laps to a forty minute race with older girls and women (including her mom), she understood she was… Continue Reading Thank you for respecting her race Continue Reading Thank you for respecting her race
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A Bittersweet Women’s Weekend

It was with much excitement that we packed our bags, loaded up the fat bikes and headed north for the first Bittersweet Women’s Weekend. Organized by the fabulous women from Rasputitsa and Little Bellas, the weekend was filled with fitness, fun, learning and serious woman power. Thank you to the organizers, as well as sponsors… Continue Reading A Bittersweet Women’s Weekend Continue Reading A Bittersweet Women’s Weekend
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