Winter Biking: Wear Yak Wool and Never Be Cold Again

Facts About Yaks Despite their looks, yaks produce soft, warm, and strong wool. Living in the high altitude of the Himalayas at 4000-5000 meters in harsh weather conditions, yaks need the ability to stay warm. Under the yak’s thick and rough hair is a warm down which is used to make the wool. Each springContinue reading “Winter Biking: Wear Yak Wool and Never Be Cold Again”

2021 International Women’s Day Together We Ride

Last year’s International Women’s Day Ride is etched in my brain. First and foremost it was an amazing day. Over 40 riders, men and women, came out to the TrekHP bike shop to celebrate women’s achievements. Most of the group dressed in the day’s signature purple we rode over 30 miles with a quick photoContinue reading “2021 International Women’s Day Together We Ride”

The Benefits of Yoga for Cyclists

We know adding yoga to our training program will benefit our cycling but we don’t always find time to fit it in. Recently Wahoo has partnered with renowned yoga instructor Abi Carver of Yoga15.com to offer 15-minute yoga practices specifically designed for cyclists. These yoga sessions are part of the SUF Training app and incorporateContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga for Cyclists”

Stand Up and Advocate for Change

As a child my parents always instilled in me to stand up for what I believe in and if I see something wrong, speak up. I’ve embraced their teachings throughout my life. Sometimes it wasn’t popular, but more often than not it brought about change. I’m by all means not in the ranks of GretaContinue reading “Stand Up and Advocate for Change”

A Top 10 Winter Cycling Item for Women

Winter cycling can be so exhilarating. Energizing and relaxing simultaneously. But when you start working up a sweat, the run of the mill sports bras leave you wet and chilled. I’ve been a fan of merino wool sports bras since they were recommended to me a couple of years back by a women’s MTB group.Continue reading “A Top 10 Winter Cycling Item for Women”

Extreme Sports Are for Girls, Too!

Many times young girls, especially those in a minority, don’t see themselves in sports like mountain biking, rock climbing, skateboarding, or surfing. Hayley Diep felt that way growing up. She didn’t see girls like herself participating in extreme sports on TV, in magazines, or even out in her neighborhood. As she grew older, she foundContinue reading “Extreme Sports Are for Girls, Too!”

Women’s Cycling Apparel for All Body Types

About four years ago I was biking along when another cyclist came into view. Immediately I noticed her kit. It was colorful, unique and I knew I just had to have it. Fast forward to today and I own four Jules Threads kits…that’s jerseys, bibs, and matching socks. Gotta have the matching socks! That’s howContinue reading “Women’s Cycling Apparel for All Body Types”

Body Positivity in the Fitness World

Today I sat down with Adina Crawford, a fellow cycling sister, and I’m honored to call her a friend. We first met at the 2019 Trek Women’s Advocate Summit in Wisconsin. I think we are the tallest women in cycling. I was drawn to her from the very start, not just because of her heightContinue reading “Body Positivity in the Fitness World”

Talking ultra-endurance bike racing and more with Lael Wilcox

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing the best female ultra-endurance bike racer, Lael Wilcox. Just some of her race highlights include the 4,600 mile 2016 Trans Am Bike Race from Oregon to Virginia. Her first-place finish took 18 days, 10 minutes. In 2019 she was the first woman to finish the Silk Road MountainContinue reading “Talking ultra-endurance bike racing and more with Lael Wilcox”

Sun Protection for the Endurance Athlete

In the past, whenever partaking in outside activities I’d rarely apply sunscreen above the eye line. All too often I’d start sweating and inevitably sunscreen would get in my eyes and burn. A few years back I underwent MOHS surgery to remove basal cells in two places above the eye line, just along the hairline.Continue reading “Sun Protection for the Endurance Athlete”