7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 2 of RaphaTOC

7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 2 of RaphaTOC

Today was one of those earn-it-and-burn-it days, where a long sustained climb through arid mountains rewarded us with a fast and furious descent, screaming down a long mountain pass into lush, green Pasadena. Yesterday’s rollers kept us continuously shifting and...
7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 1 of RaphaTOC

7 Women :: 7 Days :: Day 1 of RaphaTOC

Photo: Our group, plus one journalist (not me). I’m somewhere hiding in the back. Credit: Jeremy Dunn It’s a rather long story about how this came about, but on Monday I embarked with five other Rapha ambassadors on a mission to ride the stages of Tour of California,...
“I Like to Ride My Bike”

“I Like to Ride My Bike”

  We couldn't have said it better ourselves… It's my path, and it's always an adventure. This little lady has it right. Thanks to great influence she is off to an amazing start at life, using her bike to take her places and see things....
I Never Wanted a SingleSpeed :: Now I Know Why

I Never Wanted a SingleSpeed :: Now I Know Why

Riding a singlespeed is like playing an old game with new rules. In my sixteen years of mountain biking I had never wished for a singlespeed and really only happened on one by accident. Finding myself without a mountain bike was one of the saddest moments of my life....

The Tour De Farm :: Day 1

It burned. It burned so much. The burn became quicker and fiercer as the day dragged on, but we had to continue. Why? It’s not a race. It hurts and there is no competition, so why continue? But on we went and on we would go until we made it to Nice. We knew that this...

Celebration of Rural Cycling and a Bike Ferry to Salt Spring Island

In late June I will be biking (and ferrying) up to Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada for Velo Village–a rural mobility conference. The actual conference is on Friday June 22nd and the rest of the weekend is going to be a celebration of rural cycling. I’ll...