Natalie Ramsland, who makes very sweet bicycles for a living, also writes a pretty cool blog. And how is this for inspirational, from a piece on the subject of being a mom and an athlete.
I see Diana’s formidable strength as the result of the kind of life that she wants to be living. She bikes everywhere and every day. She bikes her four-year-old to preschool. She rides to Portland State University. She bikes to her cyclocross races. She even bikes her older daughter to high school in the family cargo bike. When she’s riding alone, her relative lightness ignites her prey drive and makes powering up hills even more rewarding.
No claims to being an athlete around here. But the integration of training into life every day all the time, that’s pretty awesome. I like riding slow pretty often, especially on short transport trips, but every time you jump on the bike its good for you, even when you deliberately ride slow.
More about Natalie’s marque, Sweetpea Bicycles.