• Bikes at Work
    Fitness, Motivation

    My Bike Commuting Story

    This editorial was published recently and genuinely captures what biking to work really does for your mind, body and soul. Ask anyone who cycles to work why they do it, and they’ll have a story to tell, whether it’s about how good it makes them feel, how…

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  • tanlines x cycling @ twentyfourcarat.net
    Fitness

    Importance of SPF

    I leave the house one morning, the skies were grey and looking as if there was a chance of showers. YAY! No tan lines to worry about and no sunscreen needed today! Or so I thought. I come home a couple hours later with a…

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  • Health & Well-being

    Happy World Introvert Day!

    I am going to hole up at home so nobody talk to me today!! Hah just kidding. As an introvert, I am NOT shy, quiet, reclusive, sensitive or anti-social (okay maybe sometimes anti-social because I am kind of selectively social)— I have no problems meeting…

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  • endless enthusiasm
    Health & Well-being

    Endless Enthusiasm

    I came across this amazing blog post last night and it is just SO on point. Last year, every time I went on a bike ride, I proclaimed it was the best one ever… well because all my bike rides were simply the best. AND…

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  • bikes x mcdonalds
    Fitness, Travel

    bikes x mcdonalds

    After days and days of Japanese food on my Japan Bike Tour, I have the worst confession in the world. It is a blasphemy to all foodies, fitness addicts and the health conscious… Eight days in the ride, Jody and I decided to use a…

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  • bike tour x japan
    Fitness, Travel

    bike tour x japan

    As I am almost a month into my Asia trip, I am sitting in my hotel room in Hong Kong, finally having some alone time and am beginning to reminisce about my trip thus far. On September 27, I got on an airplane and flew…

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  • Bike Touring in Japan: Packing
    Travel

    Bike Touring in Japan: Packing

    I have been traveling a lot this year and I’ve learned a lot of lessons and picked up the a lot of quirks (and some bad habits). My next big trip is a 10-day self-supported [“credit card”] bicycle tour in Japan and I knew packing…

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  • 100 Miles of Happiness from LA to Santa Barbara
    Fitness, Travel

    100 Miles of Happiness

    Earlier this week, I rode 100 miles of happiness from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara. It was a ride filled with boisterous rolling hills and luscious scenery in between the Pacific Coast and the rustic beauty of the dry California mountains. We rode along the…

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  • Fashion & Beauty

    Riding in Louboutins

    I have a confession: I’ve always had a secret dream to own a pretty cruiser bike and ride around town looking pretty, chic …and not sweaty with helmet hair, dead bugs all over and smudged eyeliner. If you know me, you know I am a…

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  • Health & Well-being

    Habits, Changes & Free Time

    Europe, LA, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Vegas, LA, Greece… I am once again back in LA! Perhaps I will get to writing about my trips one day… But in the meantime, last week when we were coming home from Greece and having breakfast in the Philadelphia…

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  • Travel

    Southern France Living

    On my quest to keep my life as fulfilled as possible, I’ve been away from [my second] “home” for 3 weeks now as I traverse Europe. Along with along with my two craziest friends, we partied for two weeks straight in London, Lagos, Lisbon and Barcelona— think…

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