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Packing for an European Bike Tour

It’s that time of year again when I’m starting to pack for my annual bike tour in Europe— this year will be the Dolomites in Italy! Since this bike tour with 44|5 Cycling is fully-supported, there is no need to pack too much. It can get really annoying packing for

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Huma Gels
Fitness

What I Eat Before/During/After Bike Rides

PRE-RIDE If you are just an amateur athlete like me, most people don’t realize but they don’t actually need to eat much before doing a workout in the morning (depending on the intensity, of course!). If I am doing a ride at an easy pace (which is pretty much most

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Cycling essentials to hide from the sun | twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Cyclist Problems: The War Against the Sun

If you read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you know how much I abhor TAN LINES. I maybe a cyclist who loves being outdoors but I hate being directly under the sun, and the only time you would find me outdoors, “tanning, is when I am trying to even out

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Travel

Just Can’t Get Enough of Southern France

Three years ago, I came to France and climbed Mount Ventoux. Last year, I was over at the neighbour’s in Spain doing a multi-day bike tour before heading back to the French Riveria to do more riding in and around Nice (I will blog about that trip one day…). This

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Bikes at Work
Fitness

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 they saved money, lost weight,

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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 was going to be 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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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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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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Fitness

How to Get Into Cycling

A lot of people have been asking me how to get into cycling so I decided to write a an entry instead of replying to everyone individually. I’m not going to go into too much detail but I will post links and feel free to request more information! Cycling is

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