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On Embrocation Cycling Journal: Vegan or Bust(ing Out of Skinsuits)


In cyclocross, you may have noticed that there’s a weird overlap between the mud-covered, barrier-hopping crowd and the mosh-pitting, punk-rock-loving scene. It seems like a lot of my cyclocross friends are either still spending Friday nights playing shows, or have hung up the guitars …



Who, What, When and Where: September with Book, Magazine and Life!


Book Tour 2012 September Kickoff September 7: NECX Kick-Off at Ride Studio Cafe in Boston September 8-9: Rochester, NY (UCI Race) September 15-16: Nittany Lion Cross in PA (UCI Race) September 18-20: Interbike and CrossVegas September 22-23: USGP Sun Prairie September 23: TourChats Guest …





“Mud, Snow and Cyclocross” is Now Available for Pre-Order!


I could not be more excited. My book is finally (almost totally) ready to be printed, and now, you can pre-order copies here! You can also read a sample here. (The gorgeous cover photo is thanks to Pedal Power Photography!) Stay tuned for more …



Embrocation Cycling Journal: In Defense of the Off-Season


I have a confession: I like to run. Give me a hard off-road trail with sneakers, or a beach where I can ditch the sneakers all together, and I’m a happy camper. I don’t get the “runner’s high” on the bike, no matter how …



Embrocation Cycling Journal: Having It All(?)


As a female racer, I think and write an awful lot about the state of women’s racing in the US, and the way that female racers are treated. But sometimes I forget that the cycling world is just a tiny microcosm, a demonstration on …



Guest Post for BDIPC: Talking About MTBers


With road season in full swing, it’s hard to avoid checking out the eye-candy rockin’ the slick tires. But when you like to get down and dirty in the Fall like those of us in the cyclocross scene do, it’s usually not the road …



Trends on Trial: Spring Into Summer


With the seasons changing, reverting, changing again, and so on, it’s hard to know what to wear any given day. So today, we’re looking at a few of our favorite trends that are appropriate for the shifting nature of the weather, and of course, …