Penny is a friend, triathlete, mother, nurse and just an amazing, kick-ass kind of woman. She's also a poet, at least I think so. What follows are her words, not mine, but I share in the feelings. "Loading the bike up for a morning ride. My enthusiasm is almost palpable. 50 miles with a … Continue reading A woman and her bike – a guest post
This weekend was supposed to be an early season century for me. Uh, yeah, no. Thanks to some nasty thunderstorms off the coast of Delaware/Maryland, winds were forecasted at 15-20 mph and boy were they ever. Mind you, I've ridden in some nasty headwinds during my end of the season century in just about the … Continue reading The F-U Headwind 53 Miler
via How to Help a Rider Who is Struggling on a Long Ride... The above Total Women's Cycling article lists some ideas that I have done in the past with my cycling pals. I encourage them to hold my wheel, eat more, drink more, don't muscle it - drop a gear or two and pedal … Continue reading The struggle (in sportives) is real..
Getting your #Climbinglegs on with #Station by #RussianCircles
A brief foray into the pros and cons of Trainer Road and The Sufferfest for indoor cycling training, but also some whining.
I've been an indoor cycling instructor for over 12 years, and in that time, my teaching style has evolved. When I first started out, I didn't ride very much outdoors and admittedly, I didn't realize the difference between an 'aerobics class' and training for fitness. I went onto aerobics instructor websites - even some for … Continue reading This ain’t yo mamma’s aerobics class…
Women's professional cycling is on the brink of a major explosion across the globe, with professional cycling's governing body - Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) - creating the new Women's World Tour for 2016. Attention to the sport is gaining momentum, especially in light of the incredible performances of Americans, Mara Abbott and Kristen Armstrong in … Continue reading #HalftheRoad and @KathrynBertine making strides in the women’s pro peloton