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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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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PhotoGlimmer: Wrong Turn

4 Comments 16 May 2013

Traci took a wrong turn. I had stopped to wait for the rest of the group. I was standing at the crossroads when she went by. I knew she was going the wrong way, but instead of telling her, I snapped this photo. She was too happy and it was too beautiful and I was [...]

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Half the Road: A Documentary about The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women’s Professional Cycling

Comments Off 16 May 2013

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this project. I found Kathryn Bertine’s writing about her ultimately unsuccessful campaign to make the 2012 Olympic team both poignant and riveting – a true glimpse into what drives us as athletes. This documentary is important on many levels and as the conversation about equality – in cycling [...]

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Photoglimmer: Dudda, Allegria and the Best Thing Ever

2 Comments 07 May 2013

It all comes together in Dudda. Five relative strangers in front of a coffee shop, grinning. Five women with five versions of the most amazing coffee you’ve ever had. Five pastries. One long climb ahead. It’s hard to say why it happened in that moment. Maybe it was the bench, our proximity to one another [...]

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Coach Talk: Getting Nerdy About Cadence

4 Comments 22 April 2013

Last week, I spoke with Julie Krasniak about the benefits of working to increase cadence. She gave some interesting insights about how it has helped her along the way and how/if it can benefit normal schmucks like me. This week, we dig a little into the nerdy scientific side of cadence with Russell Cree, a Physical Therapist [...]

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