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Saddle Sores

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.  

time to ride your bike

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

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

Bicycle Commuting

Ultimate Guide to Bike Commuting (For Women)

Biking to work or to run errands is one of the most enjoyable and environmentally responsible decisions you can make.  It also provides good exercise, and helps busy women fit in a workout into their already jam-packed days.   Whether you’re already riding a for transportation, or you want to try it for the first

Emigration Canyon

7 Tips for Biking in Cold Weather Plus Cold Weather Cycling Gear

The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dropping. Even if your indoor set up is dialed, sometimes you just have to get outside. The first couple of rides are the toughest. Once you get better acclimated to the cold weather and get your layering down, winter riding can be fun! The key is

biking at night

7 Tips For Biking At Night

The days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean your rides need to get shorter! Especially for those in warmer climates, fall can be the best time of year to ride. Whether you are commuting, making your way home after the local group ride, or shredding some singletrack, here are a few things to consider.

types of bikes

19 Different Types of Bikes And How to Pick The Best For You

Part of the reason buying a bike is so challenging is because there are SO MANY different types of bicycles: road bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes, cargo bikes, yikes! While it can all be a bit confusing, the good news is that this huge variety of bicycles means that there is a bike out there perfectly

Monterey Bike

3 Ways To Explore Monterey, CA By Bike

Discover why Monterey, CA Is Heaven On Earth for Cyclists Is there such a place as Heaven on Earth? For many people, including cyclists, Monterey County on California’s central coast might be that place. Its scenic beauty has adorned thousands of postcards, calendars, and tabletop books, and its weather ranges from comfortable to glorious year-round,