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5 Best Women’s Cruiser Bikes

What’s more fun than a cruiser bike? Nothing. One of my fondest memories is pedaling a cruiser bike thru the narrow streets of San Francisco and out across the Golden Gate Bridge. Equally good days have been spent cruising along the boardwalk on a beach cruiser, or biking to coffee and yoga class. That said, not all cruiser

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Loving Yourself and Your Body as an Overweight Cyclist

Kailey Kornhauser was on the cover of the September 13, 2019 issue of Bicycling magazine.  Inside she wrote an article entitled, “I’m a Fat Cyclist, and I Don’t Need to “Fix” My Body: My Weight Doesn’t Need to Change. But the Bike World’s Attitude Towards Me Does.”    The second I saw this article, saw this

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How to Heal (and Prevent) Saddle Sores

You’ve been ramping up your miles, training for a big event or logging some epic rides.  But now you’re avoiding getting back in the saddle because you’re in pain.  It’s not your quads that are screaming, or a dehydration headache, its a painful little sore on your bum. Saddle sores (and other issues “down there”)

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Quit Your Job and Mountain Bike More

For the entirety of my adult life, cycling (and mountain biking in particular) has been at the center of my world. Yes, I did all that “grown-up stuff”, but I never let it get in the way of my love for the bike.  I had to go to work, but I biked there, and then

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How To Develop Mental Toughness with Joanna Zeiger

In this episode of Femme Cyclist I sit down with Joanna Zeiger.  Joanna is a former Olympian, Ironman world champion, author, coach, and researcher.  Yup, there’s pretty much nothing this woman can’t do. I first became familiar with Joanna after reading her fantastic book,  The Champions Mindset – An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness.  

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11 Ways To Find More Time To Ride Your Bike

Recently I asked the Femme Cyclist community what your number one challenge is as it relates to bicycling. Can you guess what it was? Finding time to ride! Yup, it didn’t have anything to do with bike fit, or winter weather, or even flat tires. Women are just struggling to even find the time to

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5 Best Women’s Indoor Cycling Shoes (2020)

Addicted to spin class and ready to invest in your first pair of indoor cycling shoes?  Smart gal.  Cycling shoes can make a huge difference in both your comfort level on the bike and how efficient your pedal stroke is. Unfortunately, if you are new to the world of cycling shoes, things can be a

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9 Best Women’s Gravel Bikes – 2020

Gravel bikes are the trendiest niche in the bike world right now. And for good reason! They let you go just about anywhere and do just about anything. If you’ve been thinking about getting a gravel bike, but want to do more research before you buy one, this post is for you. We’ll guide you