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A Giro with a Side of MIPS

A Giro with a Side of MIPS

I am a hypocrite. In my slave life as a creative professional, I worked with the local government to create a campaign to educate the public about new helmet legislation. I also helped produce a three minute video about bike helmets, which includes important details on how…

Segregated Racing: A Matter of Opinion

Segregated Racing: A Matter of Opinion

With DarkCross and MennoCross in the books and under our belts, it’s safe to say cyclocross season has taken the stage with all the flourish and dazzle of Elvis in the Vegas years (minus the sequins and fried chicken). Over the…

Sweat & Pink Streamers

Sweat & Pink Streamers

I hate to interrupt the Tour like this, but I have some pretty incredible news! A journalist named Margaret Wente from the Globe and Mail has figured out why women don’t ride bikes. Her ground-breaking article (entitled “Where are all…

10 Simple Ways to Help Keep Women in Cycling

10 Simple Ways to Help Keep Women in Cycling

The majority of my cycling experiences have been positive, and for that I am thankful. However, there are still idiotic things that make me wonder if the UCI rulebook was written in the 1950s by the same group of old…

Kids of Mud

Kids of Mud

Three years ago I made the executive decision that my son would no longer play soccer. Watching him run halfheartedly after a soccer ball in a swarm of other children was unbearably boring, and sitting on the sidelines listening to…

Dos for Women on Bikes - 2013 Edition

Dos for Women on Bikes – 2013 Edition

Back in 1895, the New York World published a list of 41 Don’t for Women on Bicycles. It made the rounds on the interwebs thanks to the ever clever Brain Pickings blog and included sage wisdoms like: “Don’t wear a…

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

Each year, Cyclepassion releases a calendar featuring a carefully selected bevy of female cycling stars from around the world. It includes women from a variety of disciplines – including triathletes, road racers, mountain bikers and track racers – but what…

A funny (yet likely politically incorrect) joke about two bike nerds, a beautiful woman, and a bicycle

A funny (yet likely politically incorrect) joke about two bike nerds, a beautiful woman, and a bicycle

A bike nerd was walking down the sidewalk one day when his friend, another bike nerd, rode up on an incredible shiny new bicycle. The first nerd was stunned by his friend’s sweet ride and asked, “WOW! Where did you…

Men, Women and Children

Men, Women and Children

Well hello there. Long time no see. If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been (and even if you haven’t), let me tell you: I have not been in Belgium watching bike races, or spending long, passionate days in the sack…

Women & Cycling Workshop Series

Women & Cycling Workshop Series

I stand corrected. This is not unusual. Rachel was kind enough to point out that the Women & Cycling Workshop Series does not run every Wednesday, but rather has an actual schedule. Far be it for me to mislead my…