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  1. Cycling in the City

    Tekst: Molly Ritterbeck | Fotografie: Molly Ritterbeck | Datum:

    It’s hard to argue with the belief that cycling is one of the best ways to get around a big city. In recent years, bike commuting has spiked 62 percent in the US, and a whopping 105 percent in the largest cities, according to the nonprofit organization The League of American Bicyclists.

    But sometimes, commuting by bike isn’t as easy as, well, riding a bike – so we’ve tapped the collective knowledge of a crew of commuters from big cities near and far, asking for their top tips and lessons learned. Hopefully this short guide will help make your two-wheeled commute safe, stylish, and most of all, fun.

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  2. Against the wind: a daughter teaches her mother to ride

    Tekst: Sophie Ballo | Datum:

    It’s late October in Texas Hill Country. I’m 20 miles into a 40-mile ride, and already my legs are fatigued. The wind pushes back, but I persist, head down, in the drops, going 13 miles an hour.

    We chose Texas for our first mother and daughter cycling trip because we felt the long distances on offer would keep me interested, while she tackled the shorter options available. The trip’s statistics hadn’t impressed me on paper. But roads aren’t ridden on paper, it turns out.

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  3. Priscilla Calderon: A Bigger Win

    Tekst: Matthew Beaudin | Fotografie: Emily Maye | Datum:

    Priscilla Calderon was recently photographed for the Rapha Women’s range. She works at a bike shop a few shifts a week, and goes to dental hygienist school. She is a Cat. 1 bike racer on the brink, as she’s recently signed on with a small pro team in Los Angeles, California, named La Sweat. She wakes up to ride at 5am or churns the trainer after work, if that’s all time allows.

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  4. Rapha Festa Della Donna Ride, CCSYD

    Tekst: Kath Bicknell | Fotografie: Ben Cirulis | Datum:

    Bright, friendly chatter flowed out of the Rapha Cycle Club Sydney at dawn. It was upbeat and encouraging on the hills. It became louder on the descents, rising above the wind. If you paused for a moment on the flats, you would realise this chatter surrounded you here as well.

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  5. Different, yet the same

    Tekst: Matthew Beaudin | Datum:

    For one, it was a graduation gift. A bright red Giant. After a cross-country move, Abby Watson’s bike was her way of getting from A to B. It was how she came to know the city of Portland, Oregon, and how she met friends. As these things go in cycling, Watson ended up racing. “I was aware that people were on nicer bikes than me. That people were wearing more expensive clothes than me… but I found everyone to be super friendly,” she says.

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  6. Joyful & Triumphant: Braver than the Elements

    Tekst: Matthew Beaudin | Fotografie: Kevin Scott Batchelor | Datum:

    “Under skies the color of steel wool, we pedaled into the first folds of the Appalachian mountains, which begin in northeast Alabama. The group was a mixture of new faces and familiar steady wheels, with women representing four states: Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida,” remembers Kim Cross, a Rapha ambassador in Alabama. “At some point we crossed over into Georgia. Horses raised their heads as we rolled by. There were dogs, and more dogs, as there are on country roads. Some of them chased us. Some cocked their heads. Along the ridgeline, we could spot both valleys and the miles unspooling behind us.”

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  7. Comfortably Numb – Lindsay Knight on winter riding

    Tekst: Lindsay Knight | Datum:

    ‘Winter riding’ can mean a great many things depending on your locale and your level of stubbornness. For those in pleasant, sunny environments, I’ve recently discovered that riders consider wind jackets to be cold weather apparel… and yes, I’m calling you out on that Ms. Kelton Wright. For those of us that live in far less welcoming climates, the months between November and March (and sometimes April…or even May) mean one of two things: a mind-numbing number of hours on a trainer, or a physically numbing number of hours on the road.

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