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100 Miles of Happiness from LA to Santa Barbara
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 famed Pacific Coast Highway and

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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 vain-cyclist. I choose my gear

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Fitness

Reminisce: Last Year’s January Rides

This winter has not been very bright and cycling-friendly in Vancouver. Last year at this time, I remember countless freezing sub-zero (yet dry!) rides with my friends. Early morning 6am spins before the sun would even rise over the winter skies, and then happily spinning to the office where my

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Bike Life @ I Fucking Love Fitness
Fitness

Addictions Running Wild

You know you are addicted to cycling when… Your phone is filled with photos of sunsets, mountains, roads and your bike. And your bike against every back drop possible. When you stop checking the weather because rain or shine, you are riding anyway. When you ride hundreds of kilometers a

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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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The Pilgrimage Up Mont Ventoux
Travel

The Pilgrimage Up Mont Ventoux

My schedule is becoming less hectic and the cold and wet weather settling in means I have more free time when I’m in town during the weekends (normally, I’d be out ALL day on the bike). And honestly, at the end of year, I always slide into a “slump” where I have less

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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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Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
Motivation

On Rain & Bike Shops

You know that feeling when you have to ride in the pouring rain after months of incredibly sunny weather? IT FEELS SO ICKY. And it’s because you are totally unprepared when the misery hits you like a ton of bricks after you realized that you’ve been spoiled by the sun

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