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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 WAm on May 13, 2013
Ladies, we’re leading the cycling realm’s trends; it’s time we go into bike shops with confidence in our goals and an idea of what to consider when bike shopping.
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 WAm on May 10, 2013
“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.” -Lilith Saintcrow
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 WAm on May 9, 2013
Joe Glickman writes about Freya Hoffmeister, the first woman to circumnavigate the entire continent of Australia in a sea kayak. The feat puts her in a league few other adventurers, male or female, occupy. That alone makes this book worth reading.
By WAm on April 26, 2013
My friend and I went to Moab a couple weeks ago. I had never been but it is the Mecca of mountain biking so figured I should make the journey. Plus, it was a great way to really kick off training as the entire month of March was spent on my road bike. We spent three days riding and each day just got better and better.
By Jennifer Olson on April 22, 2013
“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ― Anaïs Nin
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 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 Jennifer Olson on March 4, 2013
Highlights of the Spring 2013 issue: Forage for Food. Train Like a Pro. Cast Your Line. Dive a Shipwreck. Retreat in Texas Hill Country. Try Canyoneering, SUP Racing, Fly Fishing, Road Biking, and Poi!
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By Jennifer Olson on March 1, 2013
Most of us prefer challenge by choice. But this woman ended up on the end of a pendulum swing rope because her boyfriend wanted her there. And she ended up in flying through the canyon on that rope. Because he pushed her.
By Camrin on February 27, 2013
You don’t have to go fast. You just have to go.
By Jennifer Olson on February 26, 2013
Our nonprofit partner, the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, teamed up with La Sportiva to bring you the new HERA Helios women’s mountain running shoe. Ten dollars from the sale of every pair of HERA Helios helps stop the loss of women to ovarian cancer.
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 Jennifer Olson on December 13, 2012
Runner Diane Van Deren is an extraordinary woman with seemingly unlimited physical strength despite a limiting mental disability.
By Camrin on November 28, 2012
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. — T.S. Eliot
By Camrin on November 14, 2012
I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
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 WAm on October 2, 2012
More than a decade ago, I personally guided an alpine multi-pitch route in RMNP, Le Petit Grepon. Just days before I had to test-lead that route, there was a fatality. A gnarly, bloody swathe of mortality painted the route, and I told my mock-client, “I don’t want to do this for a living.”
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 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 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 August 29, 2012
“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver
By Jennifer Olson on August 9, 2012
Women’s Adventure takes on the 2012 GORE-Tex TransRockies Run. Cheer us on! We’ll need it.
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 WAm on June 26, 2012
I stood at the edge of the platform clipped onto the zipline. The tightness in my chest and sweat dripping down the sides of my abdomen were familiar, and the rational side of my brain was struggling to stave off the coming attack. I took as deep a breath as I could and stepped into the air.
By Camrin on June 6, 2012
What I want most out of life is to learn and to be free. —Steph Davis
By WAm on June 5, 2012
Attending The Teva Mountain Games can make a confident athlete feel like a novice, comparatively. But use that feeling as a source of motivation. The women who graced the podium at The Teva Mountain Games are just like you: passionate, driven, and inspirational.
By Jill on May 10, 2012
British explorer Sarah Outen resumes her human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, cycling, rowing, and kayaking alone across the world.
By Jill on May 2, 2012
Outdoor Foundation, a company who aspires to be a driving force behind a massive increase in active outdoor recreation in America, has concluded that participation in outdoor recreation has reached the highest level in five years.
By Laura on March 14, 2012
Your muscles and mind aren’t the only parts of you that need pre-race day training and attention. Follow a nutritional game plan leading up to an event and you’ll perform better.