Why Competition is Good for You

I have cycling friends that race for other teams and I think that friendly competition is good for you! Imagine how boring it would all be if we showed up on the same team?

Why Teams are Terrific

You are much more likely to try really hard and do your best if you have encouragement from a support group. In the case of competitive cycling: that certainly means the support of a great team!

Saddle Sagas

It's a fact that discomfort will impact performance. For women: the choice of saddle is a Big Deal...

Pink Pedal Power! …Or Not?

In general, I like pink. As a color: I wear pink to work, casually, and so forth. I have my fair share of pink hues in my closet and I’m not afraid to use them! However: when it comes to cycling kits I absolutely loathe pink. Here's why...

H-Town Cycling Chics Rock!

This article is for you ladies that believe in pedal power and pushing the limits! After all: Houston may just have the very best group of local competitive cycling chics, ever. Other areas in this great state of Texas don't necessarily enjoy the same comradery in ladies competitive cycling.

Race Day Tips

The big day is here! Any competitive event comes with a certain amount of nervousness and proper preparation is vital the day of a race. Here's a handy list of items to consider...

Roads Less Traveled | Fixed Gear, No Brakes

Ride somewhere new to find out when the roads less traveled will take us. It was in the spirit of adventure that I tried out something that I haven’t tried yet: Track Cycling: and here's my take on the first time on fixed - no brakes.

Training Tips: Cycling with your Cycle

Boys Beware! This is about to get knee-deep in girly talk, so consider yourself forewarned! For years I would periodically worry that, for some unknown reason; all my strength had gone, maybe I was sick, over-trained, or that I was suddenly and mysteriously out of shape. I would FREAK out! Because I’m ‘type A’ and … Continue reading Training Tips: Cycling with your Cycle

Off Season: Are Base Miles Just Bunk?

There’s some discussion bouncing around the internet between whether building slower-pace winter base miles or shorter, harder intensity efforts is the way to go to prepare for race season. Josh Horowitz, coach and trainer, says that Off-Season Training is just a myth. It’s all very interesting and can get technical with discussions of elevating your … Continue reading Off Season: Are Base Miles Just Bunk?

Cycling Chics are Not Boys with Boobs

You would think that it's obvious - women are not physically the same as men. However, during my cycling career I have noticed an appalling lack of female-focused training programs, diet plans, competitive athlete information, or even decent saddles. For example: my favorite saddle originated from the need to protect a man's reproductive bits. Not … Continue reading Cycling Chics are Not Boys with Boobs