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Tips for Cycling at Night
Fitness

Tips for Cycling at Night

I love winter training and with that comes lots of night riding as the sun leaves us pretty early. I am confident with riding at night because I am always prepared with reflective gear, lights and tend to stick to less busy roads— my only fear is getting doored! The first thing I

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A Women's Guide to Dressing for Cycling
Fashion & Beauty

A Women’s Guide to Dressing for Cycling

What to wear? Am I going to be warm enough? Am I going to overheat? Dressing for cycling is one of the hardest parts of cycling. It’s easy during summer and the dead of winter because of the extreme temperatures but we are now in fall, as with spring, the temperatures

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WILIER TRIESTINA
Fitness

When Riding in the Rain…

Vancouver has been having it’s typical wet fall. I’m definitely no stranger to it as I was blinded by torrential downpour and tossed around in the wind the last few days during my commute. I even had to take a cab home halfway home when the winds got a little too dangerous. If you

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Practice Gratitude ...it will change your life.
Fitness

Little Moments on the Bike

Yesterday, I got on my bike for the first time in over a month. The first few cranks of the pedal was euphoria… an indescribable mash of feelings: happiness, comfort, familiarity, freedom and peace. I felt like a child who suddenly rode on two wheels for the first time by herself—

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RIDE YOUR BIKE // TWENTYFOURCARAT.NET
Fitness

Bike Diet, Yoga & Dogs

I chose October for my annual Bike Diet because I was babysitting my favourite dog in the world and then going on vacation for the lather half of the month. I chose to sacrifice my daily bike commute since I had to bring the dog to work with me so

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Happiness is riding a bicycle @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

An Ode to my 2015 Bike Season

I am officially on my annual bike diet for the month of October. September 28th was the unofficial end to my 2015 bike season and I’m sad to say, it didn’t end with a bang. I was traveling quite a bit this year so I didn’t get to do as many

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When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work
Fitness

A Collection of Thoughts from the Saddle

Drivers hate pedestrians. Drivers hate cyclists. Drivers hate other drivers. For all those drivers who claim to “hate cyclists” (a.k.a. the old me before I discovered the glorious benefits of riding), try to calculate the amount of time a couple cyclists on the road lengthened your commute versus the dozens of drivers

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Home Sweet Home
Fitness

Home Sweet Home

You know that feeling when you enter your city’s limits after a long, long ride or when you see your city lights ablaze from the airplane window? When you finally re-enter “civilization” after a long ride in the further suburbs, up and down windy mountain roads and through solitary rural farm lanes? It

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los angeles + twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Oh, This Beautiful Life

It takes ages to craft certain blog entries because I admit, I am self-conscious about what I publish since I don’t like writing about my personal life. My blogs use to be very personal but over the years, there were aspects of my life and thoughts I was hesitant to

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twentyfourcarat.net / sea to sky highway by bike
Fitness

Lighten Up! Enjoy the Journey!

I’m fortunate to have never encountered assholes on bikes (only in cars and on foot) but this story made me fume in disgust! Two cyclists come past me quite fast, one in black and red Castelli, the other in black and yellow Castelli cafe kit. ‘…off the fucking road you

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cycling + twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Why Aren’t You Biking to Work?

Why do I bike to work? First and foremost, I started because I am SUPER cheap …and I know my priorities— I would rather spend the $7/day bus fare on cake and lattes. Plus do you know how much I save by not having to pay ridiculous vehicle expenses?! It does become a hassle at

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twentyfourcarat.net + the mountains are calling
Fitness

Freakshow: Descending Mountains

Endless adventures, unlimited miles and climbing mountains. Those are the reasons why I love cycling. The mild seasons in Vancouver makes it such a great city for cyclists, which conveniently allows us to cycle all year round— I know I do and the hundreds of cyclists I ride by on my commute

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