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Encouragement from the Ranks

BoB'ers offer their encouragement

BoB’ers offer their encouragement

Encouragement can be a powerful force in one’s learning experience, increasing self-confidence and willingness to step out of the proverbial oh-so-comfortable zone. While adults bring a wealth of life skills and experience to a learning opportunity (evidence they are quite capable of learning something new), learning can still be a scary proposition. Self-doubt and anxieties of various sorts can wreak havoc in the mind of even the most determined learner. Will I look foolish? What if I make a mistake? Can I keep up with the others? … We think and re-think all that could go wrong and possibly lead to an embarrassing and unpleasant outcome. Continue reading


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Girlfriends Tell All!

The journey of three women’s entrance into cycling.

Meet Evy, Linda, and Sheri, three women who entered the world of cycling through Ride Like A Girl. Until last April, not one of them had mounted the saddle of a bike in 3-10 years. They were cycling newbies and self-proclaimed “Nervous Nellies.”  With their permission, I am sharing their stories in the form of a conversational interview we had over coffee at the Urban Grind in Northwest Portland. First, let me introduce them to you. Continue reading