It’s here! Cycle Oregon’s (CO) annual seven-day bicycle tour through rural Oregon. Today we gather and tomorrow we roll out from Myrtle Creek, westward to the Southern Oregon Coast. Bandon, Gold Beach and Brookings are just a few towns waiting for our arrival and ready to showcase their hospitality, uniqueness and gems in their little corner of the world. It is my sixth consecutive year participating in this delightful and priceless experience called, “Cycle Oregon”. Continue reading
Today’s post is a compilation of the skills we learned on the first day of RLAG Road Biking Camp. We thought sharing them with you would be a great way to remember them ourselves. Note that we have included both photos and video (click to play those).
Last Saturday thirty-nine cyclists of the Ride Like A Girl Team gathered at each of the four starting lines: Portland, Newberg, Amity and Grand Rhonde, with a singular purpose: Reach the Beach! A long road with months of preparation and training: biking in spite of rain, learning to climb hills, facing ever-increasing and more challenging distances, monitoring food intake, gathering sponsors and managing a good dose Continue reading
Some days you don’t see it coming. Some days it looms ominous but yields only grayness. And some days it reigns over your best-laid plans. Rain: drizzly, shower-y, intermittently, steady or downright heavy; in any form – we love it and we hate it. As a cyclist, I do my best to avoid it.
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Today’s post is written by Trudy Hussman, a RLAG Cycling member, avid cyclist for 9 years, and a professional writer for much longer! She tells the story of Penny Clouser, who was recently awarded Ride Like A Girl’s “Most Inspirational Rider” (selected by the 2014 RLAG bicycling girlfriends). It is a story of overcoming the odds, rebuilding confidence and restoring the spirit after a series of life’s toughest challenges. It is also a poignant example of RLAG’s theme for 2015, “Come as you are!”
When Penny Clouser’s friend Susie told her about Ride Like a Girl in early 2014, Penny knew Continue reading
Finally. I had hoped for a January announcement, but here we are, practically mid-February. Nonetheless I’m ready to spill the beans: Ride Like A Girl Cycling is open for business!!!
I’m going to keep this announcement short and simple, by pointing you to the new “tabs” in this website. They answer some of life’s most important questions:
- Why do we exist? (answer: Purpose)
- Where do I belong? (answer: Membership)
- How can I make myself better? (answer: Training)
- Where can I buy cute clothes? (answer: Shop)
- Where do the cool people hang out? (answer: Ride Like A Girl Cycling Meetup)
Go ahead, check out the new content. If you find type-o’s tell me. Better yet, share with your friends the goodness of Ride Like A Girl Cycling and that we are ready with a grand new plan for 2015!
Happy New Year, sorta.
Stop what you’re doing! Click on this photo. Read, watch and go get your bike.
“The back is the new front!” according to RLAG girlfriend, Linda G.
- Meet Grace and some of the other ‘girls’ (you will need to scroll down the page)
- This Girl Can Campaign
- Full story at Bicycling.com
- Sport England (Sponsor of This Girl Can campaign)
New Years in all its glory has its challenges; the tension between high expectations and the realities of limited resources, being overly preoccupied with what our peers are doing (or thinking), and the natural fatigue that comes with schedules full of family, jobs and, well, life! For a balanced look at the glorious road ahead, read this personal blog from a transparent mom who is aiming to take a tempered view of it all and encourage us to approach our 2015 journey with grace, a keen eye on our values and indulging in an occasional luxurious nap.
While this post is not our typical cycling fare, I think you will appreciate its relevance to us bikey folk who are busily and bravely setting big goals, and striving (or struggling) to make progress towards them. Scroll down to read today’s “Block and Flow”.
Thank you, Reshma McClintock. “Block and Flow” was a good read for my morning!
For more, checkout Reshma’s blog, writtenbyresh.
My previous post was about my excitement of beginning another year and all of the blank space splayed out before me. The truth is that since writing those words I’ve really struggled in the first days of 2015; to find motivation, to complete my to-do lists, to follow through and to really live well. I’m all block or all flow. What does that mean?
Block: stopped dead in my tracks; vision-less, scatterbrained, unorganized and lazy.
Flow: bursting at the seams with energy, drive and focus; fulfilling my commitments and working passionately.
Some people live by the “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”, mantra. I can tend to live by the “I’ll sleep when I’m supposed to be working” mantra.
No, I don’t sleep all day. I have a 3 1/2 year old (pretty sure I sleep less now than I did when she was an infant). But do I think
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A new batch of our signature cycling jerseys and arm warmers are on the way. And as a pre-season promotion, you can purchase them at last year’s prices! In March the price will go up – so take this opportunity to order while prices are at their lowest. Do you need a reason to buy? Okay, here are a few girlfriends who were happy to promote a buy decision and tell you why they made theirs. Skip to “How to Order“. Continue reading