By Katharine Erwin “That blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs, and it’s sort of comical how you think you made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff” is a
Great News for women cycling enthusiasts looking for something new in cycling fashion this year. A new Casper-based startup SolidarityCycling.com is all set to redefine cycling fashion with its exclusive line of women cycling kits that sport unique artworks by female artists. Two parts of the proceeds from every sale will go to each artist and also to organizations dedicated to inspire and mentor women or girls on bikes.
New year, new me. New year, new goals. Sure, it’s a new year, but the same situations or issues plaguing you last year don’t just get wiped away clean. I wish!
Sometimes it’s hard to get your groove back. It could be that you’re struggling with weight loss, with the loss of a loved one or a relationship, with family obligations, or illness of any kind.
I personally am dealing with several of those things – and the fact that it turned the clock to a new year didn’t wipe my slate clean. I have been thinking about ideas to help me be kind to myself in this transition, but to be careful not to let cycling leave my life completely. I hope these help you, too. Continue reading
Holiday time is the best time of the year. The indulgences are a-plenty – food, gifts, travel – but my favorite indulgence of all? SHOPPING. All the sales! The discounts! The freebies! I love starting the new year with new kit. But by the time I can afford to splurge (on sale, of course!) the kit I loved in March isn’t available anymore in December. SAD.
Some of this story is a collection of kit I regret not buying when I had the chance. I wavered too long or just couldn’t scrape those last few dollars together to do it. UGH! Now I wish I had. It’s buyer’s regret but for the other way ’round – I regret not buying that kit. Another part of this story is a guide to help you avoid buyer’s regret and instead buy the kit you will absolutely love. Continue reading
I know that holiday gift guides are everywhere right now. But this edit helped me plan for my riding buddies, and I’m hoping it can be a go-to guide for you. Around this time of year, I get a little too caught up in hunting sales and scooping up the goods I’ve had my eye on and I need a little help to brainstorm ideas for my friends. If you find something here that you like too, well, I won’t tell. Continue reading
In June, I reviewed a pair of bibshorts from RedWhite that I purchased myself. I liked them but found a few things like fit and chamois to be less than I expected. I also wrote about how responsive the brand’s found, Yuva, was when I emailed and asked about sizing. I was between a Medium and a Large and decided to buy a Large. Rarely am I a Medium in bibshorts and I feared the dreaded sausage leg. Yuva kindly offered to send me a Medium after my review and suggested that may be at the center of my issues with the bibshort. How could I not give it a try? Hey, a good return policy is a reason to be positive about a brand, as I’ve found out in this case. Continue reading