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Cycling Can Be Beautiful

As a new rider just at the door of the house we call cycling, I currently only have one cycling outfit. This is an issue since I’ll be riding for three days in a row for Tour de Pink. Obviously, I need more than one outfit … but what to buy? And why is it so...

We Are 1 YSC

It is important to remember where you come from — but it should not define who you will be. This is a statement that is easy to write — but much harder to accept when faced with change. YSC conducted an Affiliate Summit this past weekend that included representatives...

Wigged Out!

My first question to my doctor after being told I had breast cancer at the age of 34 was, “Will I lose my hair?” … not “Will I lose my life?” Seems silly now after everything else I’ve faced on this journey. My husband, Scott, said “Really, you are willing to trade...

Car Back!

Have you ever driven past a large group of cyclists and wondered about the chaos that must be involved in keeping so many people together while juggling traffic lights, moving cars and hills … all while staying together? I have. Before this spring my thought would...

Do I Really Need To Fall?

So, I have a couple rides under my belt — but that’s nothing to get cocky about. What I don't have under my belt is my first fall. I’m still struggling with how to shift gears without making that awful noise that tells every cyclist in a 10-mile radius that you have...

My Very Own Bike!

Do you ever think about those days when you knew your life changed forever? I’ve had a lot of them since being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36. However, they were completely different from the day I received my first road bike, a 2012 Liv/giant Avail Inspire...

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