About

 

Welcome to my blog. Stay awhile, let's be friends!

Welcome to my blog. Stay awhile, let’s be friends!

So I’ll come right out and say it…

I LOVE CYCLING!

It gives me a reason to put on pants in the morning (well, I guess my job does too…at least, most days).  I’ve only been cycling for a couple of years now, which is a relatively short period of time compared to many other bloggers. But my obsession with bikes hit me hard and fast.

So, here’s my blog. It’s a place for me to talk about my experiences with cycling and to comment about the world of cycling, especially as it relates to women. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this world is quite male-dominated. Clearly, I have no problem with men. My goal is just to get more women cycling, and more men to be supportive of women cyclists!

~* peace, love, & cycling *~

Ash,

womencyclists [at] gmail [dot] [com]

42 responses to “About

    • Well, hey, thanks so much! I have to say that naming my bike greatly improved our bond–I highly recommend it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment–I always love comments!

  1. Love your blog and cycling… Your Trek is a nice looking bike. Come to think of it there are only nice and lovely bikes, excluding those that are neglected and not ridden but that’s a rider issue, truth be told.

  2. Thanks for reading my blog. Love the name of your bike. Mine’s called Bertha. She’s currently being transported back from Bulgaria. I’m looking forward to being reunited with her. Happy cycling!

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  4. I’m embarassed to admit that I own 9 bikes. The bizarre thing is – they all get used (and the ideal number of course, is 11 🙂 ). I shall have to set about naming them forthwith. Perhaps collectively I could call them ‘The Waltons’.

    Thanks for dropping by the cyclestuff site.

    thanks

    • That is amazing! I don’t think you should be embarrassed at all. I could easily justify having 11 bikes, no sweat! Make sure you post about your names! 🙂 thanks for the comment!

    • Thanks!!! I will definitely check out your blog right away! And, hopefully (at least, it’s my goal to achieve this), eventually we wont be in a place where we admire women who ride bikes, because it’ll be just as normal as men riding bikes. After all, men and women are equally equipped and able to ride anyway! Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!

    • =) pleasure is all mine–thanks for writing interesting things to read! I agree–I’ve only been blogging for a little while now and I’m really loving it! thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    • Hi there! Thanks!!! I very much appreciate the kind words. And heck yes! I totally wanted to high-five you. Stupid internet getting in the way! 🙂 thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  6. Hi Mildred, thans for stopping by my blog and reading about my (TVF) and Jan’s adventure. I think I have quite a quirky sense of humour too.

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  8. Thanks for reading my blog. I like reading yours too. It’s so different from mine ie mountain bike, different country – stuff like that which gives a different perspective but there is one similarity… we name our bikes. Mine’s called Bertha. I bought her on a cycling trip when my Trek got stolen in Utrecht. Happy cycling

    She’s big and Dutch. I bought her on a cycling trip as a replacemnet

    • Thanks, I really appreciate hearing that!

      What I love about cycling is that even though there different experiences, there is at least common ground among us–the love of the ride!

      Pretty cheesy…and I feel like I’ve heard motorcycle folks say that.

      Eh, whatever 🙂 thanks for commenting!

  9. Thanks for checking out my blog – cute pooch you got there! Seriously though, when I saw your ‘handle’ I got a tickle inside – why? because I also ride bikes BUT I have been off of them for a while. Them being: 1. Aegis T2 – all carbon tri-bike 2. Trek Lemond Road bike and 3. Trek 720 Multitrak hybrid. I have been off the road since I completed an Ironman in 2006, but I have hit the trails sporadically in the years since. I suppose you can say I have been in a rut – too much life getting in the way. I can use some inspiration – a kick in the *ss so to speak – Thanks for sending the tickle my way:) kimberly

    • Thanks for commenting! Those sound like nice bike, and congrats on the iron man!! Hope you find the inspiration to get back out there! I’d like to think life should include a little bit of bike time and not get in the way 🙂 one can dream though…

  10. I love your passion! Thanks for checking out my blog, and I’m glad I returned the favor. 😀 Nice bright spot in my day… sadly, I’m quite… sad on a bike. lol. I used to ride one, rather carefully, but I lack the balance, grace, and attention to detail to do so safely and also enjoyably. It doesn’t matter though, does it? Something drives you (lol), something drives each of us – you cycle, I paint… it’s a great world that has so many choices. Thank you for blogging and sharing yours.

    • Thanks!!!! And thanks for saying “passion” and not “crazy obsession, lady I think you need help!” haha!

      I’m actually getting into painting! I’m starting with just using stamps and paint though–I’m actually going to post some of the things I’ve been making so check back soon if you’re interested!

    • Thanks!! Lolita, that is a nice name 🙂

      Hmmm…yes. I think I need to create a DVD series about convincing partners to ride. Seems like it’d be useful to quite a lot of people. Muahah

  11. I just started browsing your blog, and I love it. And thanks for liking my blog (doesn’t seem as extensive as yours). I look forward to future blogs from you.

  12. I just entered and already I love your blog! I too named my bikes. My long distance thousands of miles road bike is “Stella”. My commute to work mountain bike with my Burley Trailer is “Laverne”. As in laverne and burley… hahahaha get it… “laverne and shirley… comedy duo…
    I’m going to enjoy reading all about women cyclists! I don’t know any except my mom (75 – and a gold medal winner in Senior’s Olympics) and my younger sis (52)!
    Linda
    BC Canada

    • Welcome!!!

      I totally get the joke–I grew up watching the re-runs on tv!! 🙂 haha, nice!

      That is awesome about your mom! And I’m glad you want to read more! Keep on commenting–I love comments!

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