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.