Embrace the ‘suck’ with Liv Cycling’s Lesley Paterson

via 5 Ways to Embrace Suffering on the Bike | Liv Cycling - Liv Cycling | Official site   What a great article by Lesley Paterson. Embrace the suck. Lesley shares her techniques to embrace the suck and I agree, however, there is a huge difference between the discomfort of your muscles burning and real … Continue reading Embrace the ‘suck’ with Liv Cycling’s Lesley Paterson

A woman and her bike – a guest post

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

Beta Readers – a double-edged sword

I obsess over the mundane. I can't decide what to cut, even though I know it needs to be done. I needed help, but I am also wounded, how can I trust to hand over what has been already slashed as garbage? And so, enters BR Number One, who was willing to chat with me daily, … Continue reading Beta Readers – a double-edged sword

The F-U Headwind 53 Miler

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

The struggle (in sportives) is real..

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..