Keep Your Eye on the Prize: One Mountain Biker’s Race Against MS


Grace Ragland is an avid mountain bike racer, coach, IMBA-certified instructor, NICA league board member, Liv Ambassador, motivational speaker, and professional seamstress. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, but spends an extended period of time in Colorado each summer to hang out and race her bike. She’s raced the Leadville 100 four times, the Breck Epic three …

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Platypus W’s B-line 8.0 Women’s Hydration Pack Review


Built for long cross-country rides, the Platypus W’s B-line hydration pack, “designed for women,” according to Platypus, is lightweight at 691 grams and fits well. I particularly appreciated the “RidgeAir” back panel–a mesh feature separating your back from the pack, thus providing some good airflow. The pack was roomy enough for a spare tube, pump, …

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It’s a Man’s World


A really small great thing happened the other day. I had just purchased a new bike (Specialized Epic Expert, if you must know. Good for the metric f*%# ton of climbing I’ll be doing in the Trans Alp race), and while that in itself is pretty happy-making as you, dear reader, well know, the young man …

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The Story of a Mountain Bike Love Affair, and Bike Buying Woes as a Woman


I’ve never really considered myself a “tomboy” but let’s face it, I’m not really a “girlie girl” either. As far back as I can remember, my choices in bicycles have always been based on a combination of performance and cool factor. This has always translated into riding a boy’s bike. My first bike crush (oh …

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Club Ride Queen Anne Jersey Review


I’ve been really stoked on Club Ride gear lately. Their products are the perfect combination of form and function, and the Queen Anne jersey is no different. This jersey features Dri-Sulate wool-poly blend fabric for superior warmth and comfort no matter what the weather. It layers well with multiple thicknesses of base layers for a variety of conditions, …

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