Enjoy the 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”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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”
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”
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”
When you put thousands of miles on your bike each year unfortunately you see a fair share of accidents. Some are just minor road rash and others require a trip to the emergency room. Thankfully I’m the type of person that is levelheaded during a crisis and can help to take charge at the scene.Continue reading “Would you know what to do?”
Here in Chicago most cyclists head down into the basement for trainer rides. But that is not high on my list unless I need a specific workout. Instead I’ve learned how to dress for the elements enabling me to ride in almost any temperature. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love it when the mercuryContinue reading “Cycling outdoors is year-round”
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