One of the most frequent questions women ask me is about discomfort while cycling. It can range from chafing and saddle sores to soft tissue pressure.
Every road cyclist has a story of their close call with a vehicle. With distracted driving on the rise, I worry about the possibility of getting hit every time I swing my leg over the saddle. Wearing bright colors, using front and rear daytime running lights, as well as a rear radar, contribute to a safer ride. But sometimes, your luck runs out.
Whenever I ask my women’s cycling group what topics they’d like me to cover, often menopause is high on the list. Menopause and nutrition, menopause and fitness, menopause and…well you fill in the blank. Perimenopause and menopause continue to be a black hole for many women and we are forced to navigate this phase inContinue reading “Menopause and perimenopause: Navigating your midlife health”
When surveyed, women stated they were apprehensive to take up cycling because they fear for their physical safety, like getting hit by a car, as well as personal safety. This includes being harassed to outright physical or sexual assault. You can’t be adventurous if you’re afraid and cycling is all about adventure. So how doesContinue reading “Taking Back the Power. Personal Safety When Cycling.”
I’m a roadie at heart, but over the past few years, I’ve started to gravitate to gravel riding. It’s a totally different vibe than road riding: more relaxed, with a wide range of personalities and an even wider range of bikes. When riding gravel roads there’s a sense of adventure. You never know what you’llContinue reading “Gravel Cycling: A conversation with pro cyclists Kae Takeshita”
What is Everesting? It’s climbing the same hill over and over again until you climb the equivalent elevation as Mt Everest. Yes, that’s right, a mere 29,029 feet (8,848 meters).
Events like Life Time Her Summit are important for growing the sport we love and welcoming newer athletes. For those of us who have been biking for years, we tend to forget what it was like to be a newbie.
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”