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Category: Motivation


Making New Friends… as a Grown Up


First, an admission. People scare me. Seriously. I grew up painfully shy, and I’m still ultra-intimidated by the idea of making new friends or talking to new people. But… it’s part of my job, and with the travel that goes along with my lifestyle …





On Complaining Less


I was in the middle of typing a grumpy email last week when I remembered something: on our annual Bicycling group ride at Sea Otter a couple weeks ago, I grandly told several of my awesome coworkers that my resolution for 2016 was to …



#EarnTheView — Or Should You Just Share?


A few years ago, I ended up in San Francisco with a couple of guys I’d met in the transition area at a triathlon in Las Vegas. (This is a fairly normal statement coming from me, it’s nothing weird.) Anyway, these guys, if you …



From the Bicycling Mag Files: #SquadGoals


One of the more fun pieces I’ve written lately got me seriously inspired. The Deadly Nightshades are this badass girl bike gang from Toronto that combine a love of art and design, a baller fashion sense, and a passion for cycling into a sweet …




On Getting Out of a No-Excuse Slump


Note: this is a sort of weird, kind-of-self-pitying post. But I’ve been reading a ton lately from people I really enjoy and respect about motivational slumps, and I wanted to chime in with some stuff I’ve been feeling lately. I also want this year …



When Routines Fail // What Happened When I Skipped AM Yoga


I’ve been so, so good. Every morning for the past two months, I’ve woken up and immediately done about 10 minutes of yoga—often with videos from Tara Stiles (stay tuned for a piece and an exclusive video for cyclists coming out on Bicycling Mag’s …