The most dangerous part of your next outdoor adventure isn’t a bear, snake, or psychopath: it’s your ego. And the hardest part of your adventure isn’t the steep climb: it’s being okay with failure. That means: just chill. Enjoy your ride, run, or ramble. Remember you are in the woods or on the water because…

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One afternoon at DuPont State Recreational Area, Shanna Powell was on a ride with some other women—when a group of guys from Florida showed up, ready to descend the same trail. “Any of you ladies like to go fast?” one guy asked with a laugh before heading down the trail. “Yeah, I like to go…

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Getting back on the bike after an illness, a new job, or having babies taught me humility and compassion for myself. I had to fight down the regurgitated acid of what I “used to be able to do,” staring down at a soft belly and fumbling legs while my friends looked back, grinning.

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Bettina Freese

It was EVERYWHERE. It brushed past my legs, I fell in it, I rolled in it, I probably hovered too close to it while peeing.

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Bettina Freese

Three of us girls looked a little tired at class the next morning, all of us with a slight odor, mine touched with a twinge of blood and sweat.

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Bettina Freese

In the back of my mind I know that my road bike is fun, but it seems mentally more difficult, until I actually ride it.

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Strava Stressing

EVERY ride is a race with this free service that tracks the ride via GPS device and then posts the results online, complete with a map showing where the ride occurred.

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Demo Days

I did a giggly ride Sunday morning on a sweet little full suspension ride thanks to a Pivot demo at Motion Makers.

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Summer Biking

I want to say it’s the new shorts, or the tune-up, or the running, but really I think it’s from riding my bike, and losing five pounds.

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