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Bike Share All Over the US

Last summer I was fortunate enough to witness Charlotte’s B-Cycle program launch and most recently I live in the town of Denver that embraces bike share with stations all over Denver proper, and Boulder having another large program 30 minutes up the road. While I haven’t been an avid user as I have too many bikes of my own (maybe I should start my own…

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Team Cycleton

Your Feedback Wanted: What Makes a Great Women’s Cycling Team?

Over the years I have been lucky enough to be embraced, grow with and learn from some great women’s groups. The first that comes to mind is Artemis Racing out of the Mid-Atlantic and then there are the Dirt Diva’s in Charlotte, NC. As I mentioned earlier this week, one of my goals over the next year is to help my Team Cycleton build and…

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Chicked

The Fine Line of Not Getting Dropped, and the Guys Being Chicked

Thanks to Facebook I stumbled across a great summary of a girls chicking the guys. As a female cyclist I often feel the double edged sword of riding with guys. Recently I’ve been fortunate to find a couple groups of good guys to ride with. One based out of our home community is a team based out of Cycleton. I’m the first girl invited to…

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Mailbox Question: Larger Sized Cycling Shorts

Daily I receive a good amount of email questions from the Ask a Question form. As I find frequently asked or interesting questions I will be answering them from the Mailbox. Mailbox Question I have decided to begin to ride a bike to lose weight and get fit. I am currently a size 18/20. I want some gel bike shorts but not only can I…

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5 Fundamentals of Riding Everyone Should Take Note Of

When I tell people I run a website with the goal to empower women in cycling they automatically hear “feminist.” This is as far from truth as you can get as I simply want more people on bikes, and realize that a huge opportunity is to empower women on two wheels. Last week the Bike League released a report wrapping women’s cycling stats and misconceptions…

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Sunday Bike Ride with the Greenwalds

For the past few days Emily’s parents have been visiting us in Denver. They are a fairly mellow couple but also very active. It’s a great joy to have them around, watching their mutual loving relationship and the enthusiasm for adventure is contagious. I can only strive to be to Emily what her parents are together! Yesterday we decided to go on a bike ride…

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Weekly Bike Commuting Update

After last week’s post of finding motivation, I’ve put my legs to the grindstone and found happiness in both days of commuting on Thursday and Friday. With threats of rain (flooding to be exact) each day as I pedaled closer to home I found myself chasing rainbows and finding peace with where I am. Next week I hope to track my food intake better, at…

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Rainbow Hunting

Commuting, Setbacks and Motivation

Last week I committed to commuting 1,000 miles in August. Not less than 12 hours after typing that post I woke up swollen, looking like a chipmunk, in great pain from a tooth that later that day would need to be removed. After a dentist visit, one less tooth and one more hole in my head I spent most of Friday through Sunday being lazy…

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Bike Commuting

August Challenge: 1,000 Commuter Miles

Last week I wrote about the bike commute into my new job at Pearl Izumi. After nailing down my inbound and outbound routes it takes between 1.5 – 2 hours each way. This is going pretty easy and really only attacking on the way home to get home faster! Fast forward to this week, I drove in the first couple days this week and became…

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The Value of Nothing

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Lord Henry Wotton (Oscar Wilde) It seems lately people are full of stuff. Often, when you ask them what they are saving for it is an object. It is not a destination or milestone but a new car, a new bike, and a new “thing.” Everything has price tags and I know…

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