Cycling, Featured

Warm cycling feet. Because sometimes Rule #5 can bite me.

30 Comments 24 February 2014

I’ve been at this a while, so you think I’d have this dialed by now but every year I still struggle to get it exactly right. Part of the problem is that most days I just grumble about hardman something-or-other or Rule #5 and then roll out the door with normal socks and normal shoes and [...]

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Featured, Photos

PhotoGlimmer: Hot Pants at L’Eroica

1 Comment 16 October 2013

There is nothing to say about this guy. Nothing to do but admire the confident thighs, the loose fitting socks, the concentration. L’Eroica is half spectacle, half historic celebration. While much of the throng is delighting in a strictly orchestrated period-specific geek-out with the fervor of Civil War re-enactment fanatics, the others are throwing together [...]

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Featured, Life

Coming home is not about the coffee.

7 Comments 15 October 2013

I’m back. Two months away chasing bicycle stories and bicycle riders and bicycle photos. Two months away is a long time. Long enough to forget lots of little details: the way the cats curl into little balls when they find a good pool of sun, the way the kitchen smells when the garlic first hits [...]

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Featured, Life

Sometimes You Get Lucky

12 Comments 22 August 2013

Judith came to me by accident. A friend knew this Swiss girl from the internet who was looking for an interesting and inexpensive place to stay in Portland. I’d just returned from spending some time in the Basque Country of Spain where the kindness of strangers had turned a good trip into an amazing trip. [...]

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Cycling, Featured

10 Mental Strategies for Staying Positive During a Hard Ride

25 Comments 11 June 2013

In honor of the upcoming Rapha Women’s 100 event, I wrote a blog post for their site with some thoughts about conquering doubts and mountains. A few weeks ago, Julie Krasniak provided a very useful guide to preparing for a big ride like this. Her post covered things like hitting the road with a full stomach, [...]

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Featured, Fitness

3 More Women’s Fitness Blogs that Don’t Suck

9 Comments 29 May 2013

Since I wrote “3 Women’s Fitness Blogs that Actually Don’t Suck“, a lot has changed. Sadly, Maggie Wang stopped blogging and Skwigg is also mostly MIA. Stumptuous (definitely the best of the three) still kicks out some gems, but Krista is pretty busy working on other projects so the updates are fewer and farther between. [...]

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