25 August, 2016

Grit Of The Grind

Going slowly, owning a few things, and using a few resources forces a simpler lifestyle. Within simplicity lies a world of breaking from the confines and anxieties of the Western world. A pared down life. It's what I have been longing for and hoping to achieve when I moved out of the Big Apple to the Hudson Valley. A town with no development but lakes, mountains, and trees was exactly the soothing landscape I needed to soothe my cravings. Cravings for adventure, nature, and freedom. I find in these long stretches of time spent on a hike or ride in the outdoors is the disconnect I need from the domestic to the primal, a world of realizations, gratitude, and simplicity.

04 August, 2016

Summer Weather Cycling Tips

I know this post is late in the season but it's that time of the year when I want to be in the great outdoors exploring by bike under the summer sun. While temperatures start to rise, at least here in NY, I thought a little refresher could help along the journey. When I first started cycling in summer in NYC, it was humid, sticky, and completely pointless dressing up. As a city girl, I've shared posts about summer bicycle lifestyle that shared information from summer hair tutorials to what to wear. Now that I live in upstate NY and road cycle, I'm having a whole other experience with the heat and humidity. Almost the kind that stops me in my tracks while I sweat through my kit while climbing, longing for the better days of cold summers in SF. With that said, I think I now have a better idea of how to beat the extreme heat while getting the most out of my ride. Whether you're on a group ride, solo ride, or bike packing, here are some tips to keep you feeling good on your bike this summer too.

27 April, 2016

How To Style Cycling Kits

Cycle Style has been a huge trend in cycle commuting that has encouraged more women to bike how they like; in heels, skirts, on step through frames or fixed gears. This trend, which continues, has encouraged women to express their style while adopting a lifestyle on bike. However, when it comes to the track, group rides, or the peloton, the debate about cycling fashion is a different matter that comes down to comfort. Although women have a track history of abstaining from cycling wear because of their unappealing design and fit, the trend of women's specific kits is changing how women participate in cycling as a whole. As women's cycling teams and women's group rides grow, cycle style is taking on a whole new look for the fashionista who loves putting in serious miles without compromising comfort on the saddle.

22 April, 2016

The Cycling Lifestyle

This year marks the 7th year of what I adopted as the cyclists lifestyle. Cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, and Brooklyn have all been a very important part of this lifestyle transition where commuting by bike has gotten me from a to b in a city. However, cycling has become so much more than a commuter lifestyle. Personally, it's the adventure I seek everyday after my day job, the country roads, scenery, the wild nature of it all.  In a way, the cycling lifestyle has become a culture of my own, a lingo, a lifestyle, and a camaraderie that I cannot find outside of cycling.

13 April, 2016

Gear Up For Spring Cycling

For anyone who is currently unaware, Spring is here! Well, at least it's becoming more clear in NY this week. While I'm coming out of winters resting period, I'm also excited for this time of renewal and pedaling. To welcome showers, flowers and everything in between, I thought I'd do a little digging in the archive to help build up your dream rides with some tips for cycling into Spring. While your filling your days aching for warmer weather and bicycle adventures from picnics to climbing rolling hills, dust off your bicycles and get ready to head out with a little spring in your pedal with these tips.

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