Training for a long ride for female cyclists

  I’m not sure how other cyclists define a long ride but for me it’s anything over about 100 km. For others, it could be many hundreds of kilometres or even as short as a 50 km ride like Sydney’s Spring Cycle. In planning my training program, I firstly factor in that I ride on a regular basis, usually about four times per week with a total of around 150 km so I’m fairly ‘bike’ fit. However the ride I’m undertaking in about four week’s time is 160 km (or a century if you’re from the US) so for me that

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Tips for cycling in the sun

When you live in a country like Australia it is pretty difficult to avoid sun exposure while you’re riding your road bike. The summer sun can be pretty fierce so here’s my tips for handling it. Ride early and late I do most of my riding early in the morning. There are a number of reasons for riding early but one of them is definitely sun exposure and heat. You’ll also avoid traffic if you ride early in the day. But if you can’t ride early in the morning then try a twilight ride to avoid sun exposure.

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Christmas gift ideas for female cyclists

Women who love cycling also love getting presents from Santa that reflect their favourite past-time. Here’s a few ideas for the female road cyclist in your life. S-Works women’s road shoes Specialized has recently launched new S-Works road shoes for both men and women. I have the predecessors and they’re great. The new ones are lighter and look even better. The retail price is $450 and they are available only at Specialized dealers like Ashfield Cycles.  

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A complete sense of freedom

For those of you who read this blog regularly you’ll know that I’m a Specialized fan. So for this week’s blog post I’m going to share a really short video that for me sums up what cycling is all about. The video was made by Specialized but it features some regular female cyclists talking about what riding a bike means to them. One woman describes the complete sense of freedom she gets from bike riding. Their words really resonate with me. I hope you enjoy it. I am Specialized women

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