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Musings, adventures, opinions, and stuff from the GovVelo team.

Taking on Interbike - The Event

Taking on Interbike - The Event

by Daniel Wijdenes October 13, 2018 2 min read

The show turned out to be a great opportunity to meet with brands that have incredible stories, reconnect with people we hadn't seen in a while and generally have a blast. In many ways, the new environment and the adventures at NorthStar made for an exciting trip that all told was well worth it! We hope the show's organizers consider it a success as we'd enjoy coming back next year.
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Becoming GovVelo.com

Becoming GovVelo.com

by Daniel Wijdenes October 01, 2018 3 min read

We're changing our name and thought it would be a great opportunity to start with why, as Simon Sinek so aptly puts it in his book.

MilitaryCyclist.com was built on the foundation of providing members of the armed forces, past and present, with top-notch cycling gear at great prices along with great advice. Over the years we’ve succeeded in this endeavour beyond our wildest dreams.

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Taking on Interbike - Intro

Taking on Interbike - Intro

by Bart Luther September 27, 2018 3 min read

Every year in late September, it's time for Interbike which is, for now, still the most important bicycle trade show and demo in the USA. For us at GovVelo, it’s a crucial time of year to gain as much product knowledge as possible and get hands-on experience. This year Interbike moved from Las Vegas to Reno / Tahoe.
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Journey to the Ironman... Long Course

Journey to the Ironman... Long Course

by AndrewDurot Collaborator August 22, 2018 2 min read

Suddenly, it was as if my muscles finally understood what my brain wanted them to do. I went from uncoordinated flapping of arms to these rhythmic, timed movements. Pull, finish, lift, plunge, pull, finish lift plunge, breathe. It wasn’t perfect, but it was amazing. And just as I felt everything click, Danny saw it.
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Journey to the Ironman... Showers Are The Best

Journey to the Ironman... Showers Are The Best

by Kati Larice July 14, 2018 2 min read

After procrastinating as long as possible, I’d get in the water, loudly protest about the temp again, and proceed to thrash my way back and forth across the pool until I either ran out of time or somehow managed to complete the workout. I’d gratefully hop out of the pool full of a sudden burst of relief driven energy and take the best shower ever. Seriously, without fail this shower is the best part of my swim. It means the end of my suffering, that I’ve overcome my fear and that I won’t have to do this stupid thing for at least another 48 hours.
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Journey to The Ironman... Injured Wing

Journey to The Ironman... Injured Wing

by Kati Larice May 27, 2018 2 min read

Danny had the brilliant idea that we should kick off the wall and swim freestyle to the other side of the pool. This is where my lofty self-image of swimming grandeur crashed back to earth. If you remember back to my last post, I had swum 25 yards before… in a pool… and nearly died. Somehow, I didn’t feel that my bubbles and wall kicks were going to improve things all THAT much. But ok, here we go.
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e-Bikes – What’s the controversy?

e-Bikes – What’s the controversy?

by Daniel Wijdenes May 14, 2018 2 min read

If you’ve paid at least some attention to the news in the world of bikes, you’ve probably heard about e-bikes. What started out primarily as a technology only found in commuter or urban bikes, has spread to just about every category, including mountain bikes. Read on for our take on an ever growing segment of the cycling world.
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Saddle Bag Kit a.k.a. Breakdown Rescue Stuff

Saddle Bag Kit a.k.a. Breakdown Rescue Stuff

by Daniel Wijdenes April 13, 2018 7 min read

The variety of saddle bags and tools to fill them with are abundant, and that’s putting it mildly.  The problem is, most of us put tools in there without ever really thinking about what we truly need.  We lug around stuff we don’t need, or worse, the wrong tools.  Even worse than that is tools that don’t hold up (maybe that was the reason the CO2 inflator was in the clearance bin for $0.99?).
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Journey to the Ironman... The Uncomfortable Thing

Journey to the Ironman... The Uncomfortable Thing

by Kati Larice March 16, 2018 3 min read

In my first blog post, we established I hate water and swimming.  Now, you might be wondering how I got from there to aspiring to compete in an Ironman?

See, I married a man who loves terrible sports.  Road and mountain biking, skiing, and you guessed it, swimming.

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Journey to the Ironman... Misery Loves Company

Journey to the Ironman... Misery Loves Company

by Kati Larice January 30, 2018 2 min read

My journey does not start with the day I set out to complete an Ironman 70.3.  Rather, I think it starts with all of the reasons I would NEVER train for, nor complete an Ironman.

But, as the saying goes, misery loves company.  So come, bring your underutilized schadenfreude, and be my company as I attempt to do the thing that I swore I wouldn't do.

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The Founders, The Fire, & The Future

The Founders, The Fire, & The Future

by Jana Franco January 10, 2018 5 min read

Roughly four short years ago Daniel and Kati began the journey of creating an online bike shop aimed to give military personnel a hometown bike shop, even when they aren't in their hometown. Read on to learn more about the history of the company.

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