Surviving Your First #VanLife TripTogether

I wrote about surviving a cross country #VanLife drive with a significant other (or random accomplice) a few months ago, but what about #VanLife itself? We’ve finally kitted out our van and hit the road between cyclocross races, training and working the whole time. So, in our fairly compact Ford Transit Connect XLT, how have we

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What To Do When You’re Stuck

I sat for a solid five minutes staring at my keyboard. There is nothing left to write about. I’m boring, I haven’t done anything exciting lately, I have nothing to offer. Then, I started typing, the first thing that came into my head. I was embarrassed, but weirdly proud, that I had walked and bought

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Meditation for People Who Hate to Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide

When it comes to meditation, I know it’s supposed to be amazing for you. But to be honest, I don’t have a brain that likes shutting off. I’m not good at it. And since I run and ride pretty much daily, I always figured that covered my meditative thinking. However, after a slightly annoying but

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#WhereInTheWorld // Louisville, Kentucky for Bikes, Bourbon (and Tacos!)

We’re in Louisville, Kentucky, between races in Cincinnati and the one here in town at Eva Bandman Cyclocross Park (a completely CX dedicated park, amazing!).  The week has been an absolute blast, between finding an awesome AirBNB near the ‘hip’ part of town, some insane coffee and food, great outdoor mountain biking in the city,

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Outdoor Edit // Volume 3

Love this // Velocio’s Brevet Jersey in Green. I love, love, love the cut of the Velocio Apparel women’s jerseys, and this green Brevet jersey is my new favorite thing. The color is super fun without being really loud, and I love that it’s not high vis, but it is ultra-visible. Plus, the pockets are super stretchy

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Dynamic Duos in Bicycling Magazine

I know most people have seen this issue on newsstands already—and even now, the September issue is already taking its place!—but I am epically behind on blogging and so I didn’t get to post this until now. But it’s my first cover story for Bicycling and wow, am I happy about it! Not only was the

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Tales from the National Bike Summit 2015

Working in the industry, and having bikes be such a natural part of my life, it’s easy to forget that they stand for so much. I take it for granted. Health, environment, fun, social justice—at the Summit, I was reminded of this fact. So many amazing people, seminars, and ideas getting spread around in just

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SaddleSoreWomen.com & The Book

Just wanted to share a few exciting things! SaddleSoreWomen.com has a new look: I did some major web revamping this weekend, since I’ve been adding more reader questions and content to the site and I want it to be easier to see all of the new stuff. Let me know what you think, I’m personally

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Ireland (Was Amazing.)

It’s rare that I go anywhere without a bike, and even rarer for Peter—especially when the place in mind has no races, no trade shows, no bike events of any kind. But when I found a great deal on tickets to Dublin back in July, I knew I wanted to go. So, we spent the

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