Indoor Miles

15 March, 2016

Indoor Miles
This year has been an incredibly busy year. With a new house, new town, renovations, and winter, I haven't been able to get on my bike outside as much as I like to. To remedy that I recently bought an indoor turbo trainer to help me keep up my fitness on bike so when Spring arrives I'm ready to hit the trails and rides. I consider myself an amateur when it comes to indoor training but with a few weeks of testing out my trainer I found that it's effective and convenient. Indoor training can be demanding with interval sessions at maximum efforts but the nice thing about it not having to worry about cars, slippery roads, snow, mud, or gravel. After having a few weeks of sessions, here's what I found that helped me improve my indoor training.

Kits For Women, By Women

10 March, 2016

Kits For Women, By Women
Over the years of cycling, I have watched the slow growth of women's specific products by major cycle industry providers, while women's specific bike shops like Cycle ChicVeloVixenPedal ChicCycling For GirlsTerry BicyclesTeam EstrogrenLiv Cycling, and Eleanor's NYC have come out of the battle to meet the demands of women. While the availability of women's kits and accessories by major brands have been accessible to women online, florals, pinks, and paisley patterns don't speak to many women who have a knack for stylish and form fitting bike wear.

Untrammeled Woman

08 March, 2016

Untrammeled Woman
Today is a special day for women around the world. As we celebrate International Women's Day, we must remember the role of the bicycle in women's empowerment and history. This is an old post I wrote five years ago that still rings true for many of us women on bikes today. 

Many times we've heard this quote by Susan B. Anthony who once said, "I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

Going The Distance

02 March, 2016

Going The Distance
We stepped out for a weekend ride thinking a local trail would make for pleasant riding but were meet with some serious elevation along the trail. Unexpectedly, the route planned had us heading straight for the hills. Down the road we twist and turn our way towards the first climb of the day. It seemed short but after only a few kilometers, we started to grind our teeth. Charging up, we put a halt to our conversation of honeymoon travel while panting and focusing on each breath and pedal.