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Spring Sale on Vendetta and Quest
Submitted by Maria Parker on Mon, 12/05/2014 - 14:56
Spring has finally come to North Carolina (though it's fall for our southern hemisphere friends) and we've been spending a lot more time on our bikes. We haven't done a lot of racing this year, but we're looking forward to a few events this spring and possibly later this summer.
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Sebring 24, picture by Lisa Avila
Submitted by Maria Parker on Fri, 22/02/2013 - 22:03
We kept watching the Sebring weather forecast and it just didn’t get any better. It promised to be cold and windy at night and hot and windy during the day, so   Jim and I packed up and headed down to Florida with lots of different clothing options. Jim planned on doing the 12 hour a
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Being seen and Zombies
Submitted by Maria Parker on Fri, 28/12/2012 - 16:01
I spoke with a customer this morning who asked me about things he had seen on the forum.  He made me realize how lax I had been about reading the forum. I just spent about an hour perusing the forum and immediately felt that warm feeling you get when you realize you are a part of a community. T
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Getting ready for Race Across America
Submitted by Maria Parker on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 9:31
I recently made the decision to attempt Race Across America (RAAM)  in June of 2013 on my Cruzbike Vendetta.  No one enters into RAAM lightly.  It is the ultimate challenge for the ultracyclist. It is 3000 miles across the country starting in Oceanside California and finishing in Anna
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Sebring Ride Report
Submitted by Maria Parker on Wed, 29/02/2012 - 20:53
What follows is a ride report from my recent race in Sebring Florida.  I'm so grateful to my cruzbike family for all the support you have shown me.  Thank you for all the encouragement. Several years ago my friend and mentor, Tom Florian, began encouraging me to try to qualify for R
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