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Got a Girl Crush On: The women’s cycling team of Afghanistan

Despite the cultural taboo of females on bicycles, there is an Afghan Women’s National Cycling Team in Kabul. These women who challenge their country’s gender expectations by riding are the subjects of an upcoming film called Afghan Cycles (Let Media). Earlier this year, co-directors Sarah Menzies and Whitney Connor Clapper travelled with Mountain2Mountain Executive Director Shannon Galpin to Afghanistan with a stash of cameras and more than 350 pounds of bike gear. The goal was to document these amazing, courageous women, but also to provide support for what is hopefully a growing movement. 

This is so inspiring.

(via: GOOD)

See also: Skateboarding in Kabul

Got a Girl Crush On: Victoria Pendleton

Queen of speed!

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike
Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—"I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do," she admits. "I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening".
But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.
It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, "Because I like chocolate!"


Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike

Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—"I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do," she admits. "I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening".

But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.

It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, "Because I like chocolate!"

Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!

Got a Girl Crush On: Megan Dean of Moth Attack Track Bikes!

Megan is an alumna of the super prestigious The Yamaguchi Frame Building School.  She makes sweet track bikes like this one under the name Moth Attack.  She also teaches track racing at the Encino Velodrome.



Just bad ass. Megan knows how to put the fun between her legs!

Got a Girl Crush On: Megan Dean of Moth Attack Track Bikes!

Megan is an alumna of the super prestigious The Yamaguchi Frame Building School.  She makes sweet track bikes like this one under the name Moth Attack.  She also teaches track racing at the Encino Velodrome.

Just bad ass. Megan knows how to put the fun between her legs!

Got a Girl Crush On: Olympic cycling babe, Julie Krasniak

Fact number one: The internet is filled with, and is a complete sucker for photos of girls on bicycles. Fact number two: One of my biggest peeves are photos of girls on bicycles that you know for damn sure don’t belong to them. You know the images I’m talking about. Though the image above might appear to fall into the “beautiful female on bicycle not belonging to her” category, do not be fooled.
The lovely lady you see is one Julie Krasniak, and the bicycle that accompanies her in the photograph is the one she will be riding in Olympic preparation and the French national time trials. Shouts to all the ladies putting in work.
Read more at TENSPEEDHERO


(via cycleangelo)
PHOTO © TENSPEEDHERO

Got a Girl Crush On: Olympic cycling babe, Julie Krasniak

Fact number one: The internet is filled with, and is a complete sucker for photos of girls on bicycles. Fact number two: One of my biggest peeves are photos of girls on bicycles that you know for damn sure don’t belong to them. You know the images I’m talking about. Though the image above might appear to fall into the “beautiful female on bicycle not belonging to her” category, do not be fooled.

The lovely lady you see is one Julie Krasniak, and the bicycle that accompanies her in the photograph is the one she will be riding in Olympic preparation and the French national time trials. Shouts to all the ladies putting in work.

Read more at TENSPEEDHERO


(via cycleangelo)

PHOTO © TENSPEEDHERO