Archive for the “Rants” category

The First Cut is the Deepest. Here’s How to fix that Mother.

by CycleChick on August 20, 2014

People say that the birth of your child is the best day ever. These people are confusing ‘having’ a baby – which is very nice, with ‘giving birth’ to one – which any woman in her right mind will tell (…)

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What Will You Tell Her?

by CycleChick on May 24, 2014

This post is in response to the increasing hostility I have encountered lately while riding west of our fair city. Today while out on a group ride, a truck travelling in the oncoming lane intentionally swerved into our lane, then gave (…)

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What were they thinking?

by CycleChick on September 16, 2013

This weekend, in preparation for Italy, I rode my bike 200 kilometres. Mostly on quiet, rural roads, where I found the drivers (with only one rude exception) courteous and patient, giving me oodles of room when they passed. Once I (…)

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Calendar Girls

by CycleChick on December 5, 2012

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 (…)

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A Guide to Harmonious Coexistence

by CycleChick on September 27, 2012

Mercy. When I sat down to write Glenn’s story, I certainly did not expect it to make the evening news. More importantly, when Glenn agreed to let me show a picture of his butt on my little blog, I’m pretty (…)

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This is Glenn

by CycleChick on September 22, 2012

I guess we’ve known each other for about ten years now. I don’t really know much about him, and he could certainly say the same of me. He’s pretty quiet and kind of reminds me of a young, slightly less (…)

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15 Years

by CycleChick on August 29, 2012

Regardless of what you choose to believe, what fight you are fighting right now with your cycling buddies and bike mechanics, these are the sad remnants of 15 years of rampant cheating, as demonstrated in the podium results of the (…)

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Good Fences

by CycleChick on August 9, 2012

Share the Road – a popular phrase bandied about by cycling advocates, commuters and bike lovers everywhere. While it is used with the best possible intentions, these three little words form a statement that is (in my humble opinion) misleading, (…)

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Cycling is the New Black

by CycleChick on June 2, 2012

We have a set of pencils at the office with various iterations of “the new black” inscribed on the side. A deft stroke of a sharpie transformed “Recycling” into “Cycling”, inspiring a flurry of ideas here at WCC headquarters, including (…)

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Men, Women and Children

by CycleChick on May 1, 2012

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 (…)

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