Category Archives: girls
Juliana Introduces the Roubion
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Santa Cruz has the Bronson and over at Juliana, the sister company, they have the Roubion, a do-all 150mm travel trail bike, specifically designed for women without holding back on any of the tech benefits. These bikes mean business!

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Jun 3, 2014 4 comments
The Rapha Women’s Prestige 2014 Video

I’ve ridden some of this route and it’s amazing but not nearly as amazing as these women, all of which are inspirational to other cyclists, male and female alike. Read up more and see some photos at Rapha!

May 31, 2014 Comments are OFF
Nahanni and Sparrow’s Signal Cycles and TykeToter Seat
Nahanni and Sparrow's Signal Cycles and TykeToter Seat

The city of Portland and its bike-friendly streets need no introduction. People there have adapted their blocks to child-friendly play zones, their streets are lined with green bike lanes and there are even designated bicycle avenues.

Spending the day with your family, on bikes is a fairly common weekend activity. Especially for Benji from Poler and his wife Nahanni, who take their two daughters, Olive and Sparrow out for rides frequently.

While Olive is old enough for her own bike, Sparrow catches a ride with Nahanni on her Signal Cycles step through commuter via a contraption called the TykeToter.

I’ve never seen this product before, but it’s genius. The TykeToter goes on in seconds, can be used on any bike and gives the child an early introduction into balancing a bicycle.

These two women looked so happy scooting around the neighborhood that I had to shoot some photos!

May 28, 2014 24 comments
The 2014 Ritte WCA Bosberg Charity Bike Auction
2014 Ritte X WCA Bosberg Charity Bike

To commemorate the the 2014 Tour of California’s women’s circuit race, Ritte is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Bosberg size small (53cm TT, 44cm ST). All proceeds from the auction will go to the Women’s Cycling Association. Get your bid in now because the auction will only the length of the ATOC: Sunday, May 11th – May 18th.

Head over to eBay to bid and check out more photos below.

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May 12, 2014 Comments are OFF
Ride Along: BrittLee Bowman of Stan’s NoTubes p/b enduranceWERX
Ride Along: BrittLee Bowman of Stan’s NoTubes p/b enduranceWERX

If you watched the first stage of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, then hopefully you watched the women’s circuit race. Zipping through the corners, tight in the front group there were a grouping of red and white jerseys: the girls of Stan’s NoTubes p/b enduranceWERX.

One of these ladies, I’ve known for years and watched her grow in the sport. BrittLee Bowman races road for Stan’s and crushes cross for Richard Sachs. She’s a total babe and is one of the most humble, friendly people you’ll meet on a bike.

Right after the women finished their race, I shot some quick photos of BrittLee and her Rosko steel road bike… I love the “muscle” photo!

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May 12, 2014 9 comments
2014 Amgen Tour of California: Stage 01 – Sacramento
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Sacramento’s projected high temperature was supposed to be 84 on Sunday, yet it felt like the 90′s. I also made the mistake of wearing all-black (again). It was cooking hot, but how could I complain when the PRO racers were out in the real heat, cranking away calories and watts. Luckily for them, the Skratch Labs team was out with Neutral Human Support.

Us on the otherhand, not so much but we did get to drink fresh espresso at the über-new Rapha Mobile Cycle Club and watch the PRO women race for an hour in a fast-paced circuit race around the State Capitol, which became the highlight of the day for me. Not just watching them cook corners well-done, but to see how engaged the audience was and a majority of the passionate fans were women AND it was mother’s day.

There was a lot of love for the women going around, so I reciprocated that by turning my lens to them.

Stage 01 ended with a phenomenal sprint by Cavendish and everyone’s appetite was whet for Stage 02′s time trail in Folsom

May 12, 2014 3 comments
Ride Along: Toronto’s Leah Hollinsworth – Chris Lee
Ride Along: Leah Hollinsworth - Chris Lee

Ride Along: Leah Hollinsworth
Words and photos by Chris Lee

I first met Leah Hollinsworth a few years ago in Chicago, a couple days before the Stupor Bowl. I decided to meet her and a handful of other couriers in Chicago to ride the AmTrak to Minneapolis. What was supposed to be a 6-8 hour train ride turned into something like 14 hours because of winter blizzards and other mayhem that comes with obnoxious snow accumulation in the Midwest. Needless to say, I got to know Leah well during that train ride.

Fast forward to the first weekend of May, 2014: I just crossed over the border into Canada on my way to the 5th annual Mayday alleycat. Mayday is the biggest race that the Toronto courier community throws. It brings racers (courier or not) from all over Canada and even the United States. In addition and even more importantly, this race is a fundraiser for the Bike Messenger Emergency Fund, or BMEF for short. After the race and the parties were all said and done, I met up with Leah to talk a little about her involvement with the BMEF and the Mayday alleycat.

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May 7, 2014 3 comments