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I first started to ride as an adult ... long story but I ended up with an orange hybrid as a result of a boozy night out (I hate the colour orange) which sat under my house making me feel guilty for a year until I found the Bicy-Gals Program in 2014 — fast forward four years I have four bikes!

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Name: Amanda BattyLives in: New MexicoRides: Anything on two wheels In case you don't know her, Amanda Batty is an American ex-pro downhill MTB racer. In 2015, she left Pinkbike in rather spectacular fashion after backlash she received from speaking up about a sexist remark in the workplace. "My final indictment was in August of 2014 when I opened a bike review comparison by a male Pinkbike writer who compared the malleability and handling of a bike frame to a ‘girlfriend after too many shots’ in that both would do anything you asked."   I was told by one classy...

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First up, let's address the obvious: what is artistic cycling? "Artistic cycling is a form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks (called exercises) for points on specialized, fixed-gear bikes in a format similar to ballet or gymnastics. The exercises are performed in front of judges in five-minute rounds by singles, pairs, four- or six-man teams." Ok, that sounds a bit wacky. Let's watch a video to get a better sense of what this is all about. Alright! Now those are some serious skills. Now, who is Nicole Frýbortová? She's a Slovakian rider who has had a legendary...

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  *Note: Names have been changed to protect identities* In the aftermath of the murder of Hannah Baxter and her 3 children, I felt compelled to share this story with you. This isn't an easy chapter to write, but it's one that's incredibly important. Not just for my overall journey but for women everywhere you may be experiencing the same thing, or know someone who is. I met him just after I split up with my husband. I got married young, only 22, to a guy I had been dating 3 or 4 years. We were in love in the...

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Just in case you Northern Hemispherers were feeling a little chilly, we had a chat with Joanna who is currently keeping up her training in polar conditions. Name: Joanna Perchaluk - Mandat Lives: Usually Zakopane, presently Polish Polar Station, Spitsbergen, Norwegia Does: Meteorologist, Leader of the 42nd Polar Expedition Rides: Road Corratec Dolomiti, after the Expedition – TT bike Q1 Wow – what does a meteorologist actually do on these polar expeditions? What’s involved? There are three meteorologists at the Expedition. A couple years back there were only two. Each one has a 24-hour duty during which every 3 hours...

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