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NC Cyclocross

First Race of 2011 : DFL

…cross race of the year, and notably the first one in over a year and a half. There were two goals going into my womens CX4 race, first was to finish and the second was not to be lapped.  Going into the race I wasn’t too sure of the latter, I knew I could pedal around slowly for 30 minutes but to keep in front of all the other ladies is another story. Prep Work and Bicycle Builds Never build a bicycle days before a race without being…

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George Berger Cyclocross

Race Report : NCCX #14 Greensboro

…rutted as the day went on, and some pine needle sections that you had to pay close attention to in order to not spin. Lots of reasonable up- and down-hilliness, but nothing too steep. Fun! Welcome to Masters 45+ I raced Masters 45+ for the first time. Frankly, so long as I could stay out of the way of the faster guys (and Pro/1/2/3 women, who are almost as fast as the 45+/55+ guys), that w…

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kitter

Sponsor em:pwr cycling and Bike Shop Girl

…:pwr others.” Our mission is simple: empowering ourselves and others to get on a bicycle to ride – faster, safer, and smarter. We ring the cowbell for any and all when we race or ride. We want to expand the global community of like-minded people, and create a portal so people can find knowledge – and motivation – to go further by bicycle. em:pwr cycling supports beginners, women, men and young people, whether they’re racers, recreational ri…

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Motivational monday with Betsy

Motivational Monday with Betsy in Rhode Island

…a few years. Before this, I used to ride by myself for years and day dream about riding with a group. It’s such a great way to spend time outdoors. I want to continue riding this winter to maintain my fitness. Next, year I may ride in the time-trials and continue working on my hill climbing. What has been your best moment on the bike so far this year? Riding with women who are thirty years younger than me and keeping up. What a rush, litera…

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Crashed Knee

A Delayed Reaction

…217;s appointment booked, and later an MRI. The end result of this minor crash was a miss-tracking patella and a small tear on the cartilage behind my patella. It could have been much worse and 3 weeks later I am feeling back to 80%. Shift in Priorities Often in life, it is when your heart breaks, or you crash you bike that we really take a count of priorities and needs in life. The mission of this site is to empower women in cycling.  I don&#821…

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Review: Road Holland The Delft Long Sleeve Jersey

…. The poly mesh was warm enough with a wind vest on a 50′ day. Personally, I would classify this as a long sleeve light weight “spring” jersey. It also wears well with a pair of jeans. I’m wearing a size large in the pictures which fits great in torso and arm length. The body is a bit baggy but I find that to be the problem with any womens shirt when I need the torso/arm length for a long sleeve shirt since I am so…

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Surly Pugsley Yellow

Bike Build: Surly Pugsley Banana Cracker Commuter

…ictured, but awesome) Bigger Additions and Reasoning: Purple Thermalite BMX pedals- These are pretty thin with a solid base for pedaling in snow boots if needed. They have replaceable pins to keep a grasp of the bottom of her sneakers/clogs or whatever she wears Abus Bordo XL Lock – this lock is extra long to get around that fat front wheel and frame for locking. White of course. Womens seat- in white (going to find a purple Fizik wh…

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Pedal MN

Pedal MN ‘Bike Mom’ Project

Photo credit: Pedal MN There is something special about empowering moms on bikes. It takes the awesomeness of women on bikes and amplifies it about 10x! Pedal Minnesota, is embracing that awesomeness and rolling out a ‘Bike Mom’ Project over the next 8 weeks. In addition to serving as an information resource, the project will feature 8 “ambassadors.” The ambassador moms will document their experience biking with kids on social media…

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Cold Weather RIding

How to Dress for a Cold Bike Ride to a Concert

…pected to be in the range of 20-30 degrees, and the roads & paths were covered with a bit of snow/ice slop.  So this brought up the obvious question – what on earth do I wear to stay warm & dry on my bike, but still look concert-worthy?  I set to work a-wardrobing. It is Crucial to Layer  Layer 1 – The concert layer Key #1: Toasty legs- I accomplished this by layering Patagonia midweight Capeline pants under my Outlier Women’…

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