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By Jennifer Olson on May 16, 2013
The more you ride, the more you’ll want to ride. The more you want to ride, the comfier you’ll want to be on your bike. And so on. Your bike life will progress as it’s supposed to—at your speed and according to your style.
By Jennifer Olson on May 14, 2013
In part three of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling offers health tips and encouragement for the everyday cyclist.
By Jennifer Olson on May 13, 2013
“Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.” -Doug Larson
By Jennifer Olson on May 12, 2013
In part two of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling lends her training secrets and tips for aspiring pro cyclists.
By Jennifer Olson on May 10, 2013
In part one of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling tells us how she got into the sport and why she’s sticking with cycling.
By Jennifer Olson on April 26, 2013
“Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Ball are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina.” -Sheng Wang
By Jennifer Olson on April 11, 2013
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Kahlil Gibran
By WAm on April 2, 2013
From the Virginia Bed and Breakfast Cookbook, this recipe was first cooked up at The William Miller House in Richmond, Virginia. It’s a gluten free quick bread recipe that is both hearty and deliciously unique.
By Jennifer Olson on March 26, 2013
“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” –H.G. Wells
By Jennifer Olson on March 21, 2013
First, I loved yoga. Now, it’s like my old dog that stares at me from the corner wondering when I’m going to take her for a walk. How did something I once loved turn into one more stressful item on my to-do list?
By Jennifer Olson on March 14, 2013
Here’s a run down of the events that got me entered in the Leadville 100 and an intro to the journey I’m continuing to the famous 100-mile bike race! I’m ready to enjoy and share the process with you in this blog series for Women’s Adventure magazine.
By Camrin on March 6, 2013
You think big, You get big.
By Camrin on February 27, 2013
You don’t have to go fast. You just have to go.
By WAm on February 19, 2013
This gluten-free granola bar recipe is a hit among guests at the Flora Vista Inn near Santa Cruz and Monterey, California.
By Jennifer Olson on February 12, 2013
Valentine’s Day rituals are packed with calories and counter conducive to heart health (red wine and dark chocolate in moderation excluded). This Valentine’s Day show your sweetheart something truly heart warming with these healthy date ideas.
By Camrin on February 6, 2013
Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body — it just wears it out.” —Norman Mailer
By WAm on January 8, 2013
She works for the Municipality of Anchorage, wrote a bicycle plan, created a map of safe roads for bicyclists, and is a League of American Cyclists bicycle safety instructor. But, she wasn’t a commuter cyclist. So, what changed for Lori?
By WAm on November 13, 2012
With three nonprofits, two for profits, a 75 acre farm and a professional skiing career, Alison Gannett has a lot on her plate. Although, as a warrior for climate change, there is not much Alison sees as impossible.
By Camrin on October 31, 2012
“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill
By Camrin on October 17, 2012
Life is a beautiful ride.
By WAm on October 12, 2012
Linsey Corbin wants to transcend the boundaries of triathlon and represent the importance of a sound mind, body, and diet in achieving dreams. Let’s all watch at the crux of her efforts and track her during the Ironman World Championship 2012 in Kona, Hawaii.
By Camrin on October 10, 2012
“Autumn, the year’s last loveliest smile.”—William Cullen Bryant
By Camrin on October 3, 2012
“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” — John Mayer
By WAm on September 27, 2012
As we rolled into the finish, my new-to-cycling 13-year-old daughter said, “It’s already over?” and proclaimed her desire to tackle a longer route next year—somewhat for the challenge, mostly to up the fun.
By Camrin on September 26, 2012
“Carry laughter with you wherever you go.” — Hugh Sidey
By MacKenzie on September 25, 2012
Channel your early-season jitters with a pre-season workout regiment and developing a winter game plan. Here’s how to motivate and prepare yourself for meeting your skiing and boarding goals.
By WAm on September 20, 2012
“There was only one thing thwarting my trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and it was me.”
By Camrin on September 19, 2012
“Not all who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
By WAm on September 18, 2012
GORP was originally the acronym for “good old raisins and peanuts.” This is the new-school, gourmet version, with whole nuts, seeds, and coconut.
By Jennifer Olson on September 11, 2012
You never know what race gear will be most useful until you begin—unless, of course, you have a list like this one.
By Jaime on September 11, 2012
Of the 141.1 million outdoor activity participants, 45% are women. Though we haven’t reached the golden 50% mark, we are growing participation in outdoors sports exponentially.
By WAm on September 6, 2012
Gluten-free pumpkin pecan muffins!
By WAm on September 6, 2012
At age 49, I look forward to whatever adventure I will tackle when I am the same age as my grandmother on her first group bike ride.
By Camrin on September 5, 2012
“Inside all of us is HOPE. Inside all of us is FEAR. Inside all of us is ADVENTURE. Inside all of us is A WILD THING.” —Maurice Sendak
By Camrin on August 29, 2012
“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver
By Camrin on August 15, 2012
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” –Walt Witman
By Camrin on July 25, 2012
“No one looks back on her life and remembers the nights she had plenty of sleep.” —Unknown
By WAm on July 18, 2012
In a nutshell, sunscreen and antioxidants are the most crucial components of an outdoorsy woman’s skin care regimen.
By Jennifer Olson on July 10, 2012
The new Stinger Waffle Lemon feels like the yummiest 160 calories of organic energy I’ve ever eaten out of a wrapper.
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By Jennifer Olson on June 29, 2012
The little things are the sweetest. Like the moment when you reach the top of the hill before the guys do, sipping sparkling wine on the porch after a run, like crashing a guys weekend with a girl friend, like the smell of rain after a wildfire scare, like Friday afternoon.