If the shoe fits….

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Shoe choice can be a baffling decision for the new rider moving from running shoes to clip-in pedals, and the price points can seem just as fraught with confusion coupled with a degree of price envy when making a purchase! We all want that bargain for less than recommended retail right?  But just exactly what is is that makes a $100 shoe different to the $450 shoe? I was asked this question recently when I posted a photo of my lovely shoe collection on social media…why do I love the S-Works so much was the question posed. Why are they so different to the rest? Continue reading If the shoe fits….

Give me pink!

I admit it…I LOVE pink. Not the pale baby like pink, but bright, hot pink, fluro pink or magenta pink. Yep. I’ll have it all…so call me a girl.

I’m really not entirely sure what it is about pink that makes for such divisive opinions in women’s cycling. It’s just a colour after all. In an article by Grace Wong from http://www.theguardian.com titled ‘Why must cycling companies saddle women with pink?’ (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/bike-blog/2013/sep/11/cycling-women-pink) it is claimed that the over-feminizing of female products may in fact inhibit women from being assertive on their bikes.

I beg to differ. Women portray themselves in different ways and create their own agenda every time they jump on a bike. If a woman feels the need for the floral and frills, then good on her, that is her choice. If a woman chooses pink and purple and feels great in that, then hail to her.

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