The Breakdown High-season bike time is in full effect right now, not to mention the post-COVID itch to get the heck outside. This has cycling newcomers and veterans alike ready to bike the distance. Some folks, having hibernated from pedaling through the winter, are rusty on their bike repair skills. Newbs may not have acquired…
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650-B: A Bikepacking Race
On Thursday, June 19th, my friend, “Yaboi” Greg, and I embarked on an endurance bikepacking race, the 650-B. It goes from the most northwestern point of Minnesota (Pembina, ND – pronounced Pem-bin-ah, not Pem-bean-ah like yours truly walked around saying until corrected) to the most southeastern point (New Albin, IA). The mission? You choose the…
Life After Labiaplasty: Part I: Freedom on the Bike
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Life after Labiaplasty: Part II – You Are Normal
Almost three months ago, I underwent a labiaplasty procedure intending to rid myself of the constant irritation my labia were causing me while riding my bike and in everyday life. Before undergoing this procedure, (similar to others I’ve chatted with who are experiencing discomfort), I spent years contemplating the surgery. I read about it, and…
Learn from a Seasoned Arrowhead 135 Racer: An Interview with Sveta Vold
An interview with Sveta Vold a seasoned Arrowhead 135 endurance cyclist for Grit and Gear. Update: Sveta took 1st unsupported female and 2nd female overall this year. Congrats Sveta! All photos in post provided by Sveta Vold.
How To Be An Ally To Solo Women Adventurers
A post written for Grit & Gear. Click on image to be directed to article.
Do the DAMn thang!
On August 3rd, for the second time, I rode the Day Across Minnesota gravel race. A 240-mile, unsupported gravel race from Gary, South Dakota to Hager City, Wisconsin, which starts at midnight. Pedal it in 24 hours or less, and you are a finisher! In 2018, I completed my first DAMn in 21 hours and…
A Cure For My Cycling Ills
As I sit in bed, a bag of frozen peas between my legs, I contemplate how I arrived at this circumstance – perhaps later than I should have. A week ago, I had a labiaplasty. Over several years, I developed vulvodynia (irritation of the vulva) caused by labia hypertrophy (enlarged labia, usually asymmetrically). After a…
Don’t Sell Your Bike to a Jerk
A blog about how to best sell a bike and who not to sell to.