2019
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New food to try in 2019

The women in my local club are always keen to try out new ride food – we’ve got such a great mix of riders that it goes without saying we’ll
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2019
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5 Facts About Cycling That Will Impress Your Mechanic

If you don’t know a lot about bikes but want to seem like you do, here are a few facts about cycling that will impress your friends (and your mechanic)
2019
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All about ears!

It was ridiculous. Almost laughable. “If you can ride 50 miles,” the sales guy said earnestly, “you can ride 50 miles on anything.” I was standing in front of a
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What Exactly Is Tubeless?

Tubeless is a leap of faith for some, black magic for others, or simply that thing that all cars have had since the 50s. Tubeless is exactly what it sounds
2019
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Bicycle 101: Learn About Tyres

The tyre (or tire for those in America!) fits on the rim of the bicycle wheel and is in contact with the road or trail surface. The tyre provides a
2019
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Bicycle 101: Learn About Spokes

What The Hell Are Spokes? Spokes are the thin rods that connect the outer edge (rim) of the bicycle wheel to its centre (hub). The number of spokes a wheel
2019
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Postcard from Sa Callobra

What goes down, must come up! The winding, hair-raising descent from Mallorca’s Coll dels Reis to the tiny post of Sa Calobra has to be one of the most depressing
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2019
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Cross-dressing at the weekend

I’m going to let you in on a secret – I’m a cross-dresser at the weekend!  I am super comfortable today in a pair of men’s commuter trousers – lightweight,
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Why Loving Yourself is Just as Important This Valentine’s Season

In the spirit of the season, we thought it was time to talk about self-love and the best way for you to go from ‘zero to hero’ in your own
2019
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Being an Athlete

Live the life Love the life It is a incredible journey of discovery It changes your life Follow your dreams Live those dreams everyday Go every day with an open
2019
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First-time time-trial

Push-off, then just pedal as hard as you bloody can for 10 miles, and pray the junctions are in your favour. Really? That’s it? Welcome to time trialling on open roads.
2019
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Are There Any Other Ladies That Live In…

No matter what level of rider you are, it can be difficult and daunting to try and find others to ride with – particularly if you are a beginner or
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Outside the Thinking Zone

Recovery week in my monthly training I have a prescribed day off the bike. Damn. If I can’t ride, why not climb a tree? I’m standing on a ledge 15m
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Women’s Tour Down Under Adelaide

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CycloFemme Version 2.0

Right – so it’s a new year – and like millions of other folk across the globe I have decided today is the first day of the rest of my
2018
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Spread Your Wings

In modern life, many of us spend our days predominantly behind a steering wheel or in front of a screen. It is something that does us a world of no-good.
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Bouncing Back

Cycling isn’t dangerous. I’m repeating that to myself while I’m sitting in the waiting room in A&E trying to make sense of what just happened. And what, thankfully, did not
2018
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Chicks with Bad Boobs Who Ride Bikes – Part 3 by Jules Harris

A Cocktail of drugs to get new boobs I set myself goals, and decide not to call chemo, chemo.  I called it a cocktail of drugs to help me get
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Target Fixation

What is Target Fixation? On one of my first ever mountain bike rides, I fell in a wombat hole. Front wheel first. Slow speed. Out the front door. It was
2018
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[email protected] it I’m 50

The boards are creaking as we roll hard on the banks. Wheels whirring, lungs burning, ears bursting, intently focussed on nothing else but the wheel in front. There’s quite a
2018
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When you are not allowed to cycle outside…

CWRB chats to cyclist Rachael Anderson about her love of cycling and the motivation to keep going when your circumstances throw challenges. Tell me a little about you – who
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Chicks with Bad Boobs Who Ride Bikes – Part 2 by Jules Harris

Chemo, mastectomies and riding So, the interesting thing about me is once I worked out I wasn’t going to die, I decided that I was going to ride as much
2018
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Chicks with Bad Boobs Who Ride Bikes – Part 1 by Jules Harris

Well, I have bad boobs… As I sit here and reflect on my last 6months, I feel really lucky. Let me take you back to November last year, I was
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2018
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5 tips for riding with your period

If you tend to ditch the bike during that time of the month, you’re not alone. Many of us feel low on energy and knocked around on the first day
2018
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Why are KNICKS so expensive??

After a recent Facebook poll on what sort of bike-related things are too expensive, knicks came out on top of the list.   Before starting our blog, we didn’t really
2018
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Suffering in Silence: Cyclist Stories

After her heartfelt blog on depression, CWRB caught up with Loren Rowney to thank her for sharing her story – shared more than 500 times – and striking a chord
2018
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The Secret Beginner – episode 4

I went for two rides this week! I hadn’t been able to ride for a while due to work. The weather forecast wasn’t glorious, but I didn’t care. I just
2018
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Member Mondays – Buffy Little

We have been slack and let our Member Monday posts fall over, but no matter! They are back. We caught up with one of our New Zealand Ambassadors Buffy Little.
2018
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CWRB – Our thoughts on “Let me pass, lady”

Mid way through last year Merie Polkamp published an article on the Women's Melbourne Network website, click here to read. In the article she shared her experience of commuting in Melbourne:
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What to expect on your first ride after having a baby

So, your baby is here and you have been itching to get out on the bike. Or you are still pregnant but are dreaming about that first ride after the