What A Women’s-Only Bike Ride Taught Me

Venus de Miles (the organized women’s bike ride through Longmont, Colorado) is named after the Greek sculpture, Venus de Milo, or Aphrodite de Milo. It’s a play on words. FACT: Venus (and Aphrodite) is the goddess of love and beauty. The sculpture was found on the island of Milos located in the Agean sea. She was found in a pile of rubble and word on the street is that they were never able to find the arms, leading researchers to believe that maybe she was never meant to have any. This idea of a war-torn statue shows us that you …

Feeling the Burn with P2P Training Race

I tried to ignore the burn running through my thighs as I pushed and pulled each pedal up a false flat during the women’s training race put on by Jon Heidemann at Peak to Peak. This was only a training race, but I could feel the competition like the lactic acid in my legs. Jon and a man I recognized from the Karen Hornbostel Time Trials Series stood in front of us briefing us of the race setup. We were to race eight (or was it nine) laps, with lap three and six as sprints. The man said he’ll ring …